Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Three Muses - Pockets




As someone who has worked in libraries since I was 15 years old, I have witnessed many changes in the way that books are checked out and in. When I first started, we had a machine that took pictures of book cards and date due cards together. The book cards were located in library pockets at the back of the book. These are now almost obsolete with the advent of computers and barcodes so when I found these blank library pocket books, I snatched them up and added my own creativity to them. This is my entry for this week's The Three Muses challenge.
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17 comments:

crafty creations said...

Yes times are changing Heather !!! and what a beautiful way you have used those library pockets

x Hilda

indybev said...

Ooooo! I love finding new uses for old things. These are beautiful, Heather. Thanks for playing along.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning library pocket, Heather!
Looks fantastic.

Taluula said...

Now this is what I call recycling! Unique idea and beautifully crafted Heather. Bravo to you.

Lori Saul said...

These are beautiful Heather! What a wonderful altered project- truly inspirational !

Limar said...

Love your little pocket book! Gorgeous :)

Eila A said...

What a wonderful idea to use those pockets to hold your beautiful cards! It's great that artists can salvage used things by using them in their artworks.

terri d. said...

this is a very stunning work of art! love what you did with the library pockets.

Marilyn Rock said...

Love this pocket project - just fantastic! You're so creative! xxoo

Anneke said...

these are wonderful heather

Crissi Harvey said...

Beautiful as always Heather, Hope you are keeping well

crissi xx

Patti G. said...

LOVING the library pockets altered book! Sooooooooo pretty Heather!
All your recent art is fabulous!
Hugs,Patti

Ozstuff said...

Your library pockets are beautiful and your memories of how libraries used to be gave me a feeling of nostalgia tinged with sadness that today it is all about computers and barcodes. There was a special "something" about the librarian sliding the card into the pocket and the excitement at knowing that the book was mine, at least for two weeks! Ah, they were the days.

LiveArt said...

Wow, these pockets and cards are sooo lovely!! How creative!!

Linda

Trudi Sissons said...

Fabulous!
Heh - have a GREAT
weekend!!!

Rhonda said...

These are just fabulous, Heather! Thanks for sharing and the walk down memory lane... Cheers!

vintage wil said...

Beautiful Heather!!!