Monday, May 3, 2010
My new hobby (obsession?)
Yes, I know.
Someone has too much time on their hands.
That's what you're thinking.
Perhaps you're right. Some of them are a bit bizarre.
But I love this one. LOVE. I want to marry it and have it's babies. It's my favorite, but Shhhh. Don't tell the other books. They'll feel bad.
This one is a Barbie book, for my friend who collects Barbies
Last year I saw an exhibit at a gallery in Bellevue of altered book art. I was instantly enthralled by the idea of taking old unwanted books and making them into something cool. Some of them were incredible, intricate, imaginative. I wanted to come home and start mutilating books, but it wasn't until a few days ago when I was looking online and found a site selling similar things to the first photo here... for $50!!! that I really became motivated to give it a try. There are lots of different versions of this kind of thing available, but I haven't seen anything like my favorite. No one seems to be using much color.