Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday's Workout - Altered Books





Do you find yourself getting excited when you look at used books dreaming of the potential for altering them into works of art? Working in a library, I have lots of opportunities to scout out books that have been donated or weeded from the collection. This little gem made me squeal with delight. It started life as a Sesame Street book and ended as a tribute to "home" and a gift for a girlfriend for her 40th birthday. I loved the house shape and the window on the cover of it. This is my entry for this week's Saturday's Workout challenge.

19 comments:

Lindart said...

Love your house book Heather! beautiful!!

Sandy said...

Wow Heather this book is outstanding. Really wonderful work and design. Love them.

Thanks Heather for playing SaWo.

Svenja said...

This is so so cool! I love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

wow Heather, your house book is well I have no words to discribe it. I have to pick my jaw up off the floor now!

indybev said...

What a thoughtful and wondrous gift! Makes me want to alter a book this very minute!!! Well done, Heather!

Karen Owen said...

I share your love for finding old books that are perfect for altering. It's so much fun, isn't it? You did a fabulous job with this one.

Martina2801 said...

Wow - what a beautiful altered book.
Very creative, Heather !

Lori Saul said...

I love the "shape" books- this one is very special- beautifully done!

herminesplace said...

Fantastic book.

Chriss Rollins said...

And what an entry my friend,

I have missed you due to a very sick puter and it's so difficult to catch up with everyone....butr I am getting there.

I have been back to the begining of April doing a catch up with your once again amazing ART.... If I was to leave a comment on everything I liked I would be here until Christmas..lol.

It's good to be back with my blogging friends...take care.

Chriss x

ilse said...

wonderfull house

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! This is an awesome book!

Jocelyne said...

Wow ! what y gorgeous book !

Sue said...

This is absolutely brilliant, I love your book x

Lucy said...

Ohhh this is so sweet, Heather!! What a perfect book to alter! Lovely as always! Love your blog look too, it keeps getting more and more lovelier by the day :)

Laura Haviland said...

Love this book Heather, so well done. What a treasured gift, forever.
That was a very good book to find, you brought it back to life.
Hugs, Laura.
Your Amazing.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I would have squealed too finding a house shaped book! Leave it to you to transform Sesame St into wonderful/beautiful street. Love your pages Heather!

Tine said...

Oh,
i see it but now.
Waht a great book!
I love it!
Tine

filetta said...

W O N D E R F U L ............ love your house book and pages !!!!!