Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday's Workout - Recycle It!







We have an ongoing used booksale in one of the meeting rooms of our library. The walls are lined with bookshelves for browsing before, during or after meetings or other functions. It's not surprising that books in this room tend to find homes. I always scan the shelves as well and one day I discovered this treasure. It was a Sesame Street board book in the shape of a house with a little window in it. I think I let out a little squeal because my colleague looked at me sideways. I scooped it up and set to work transforming it into an altered book with a "home" theme for a girlfriend's birthday. This is my entry for Saturday's Workout this week.
Please feel free to enter my draw for an altered microscope slide mailer outlined in this post.

16 comments:

Candy said...

Love it and I do love a library sale too.
Weekend Blessings, ;-)

Shar said...

Absolutely stunning!

herminesplace said...

Great find, gorgeous artwork

Ophelia said...

Incredible art...your blog is very inspiring.

Martina2801 said...

Your work is just amazing, Heather. This piece looks so fantastic!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is awesome! More beautiful recycable art! Love your black and white piece, too! You're amazing!

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello my gorgeous friend,
Please forgive me for not being around for so long.
I have just caught up with your stunning as always ART I went back as far as July... and would have left you a comment on all those I am in love with however I would be there for ever.
I do want to mention the Zetti one and the crows they are my faves.
Boy have I missed you.
if you pop over to mine you will see where i have been and i am still not finished...lol.
take care and happy sunday.
chriss xxxxxxxxx

Patti G. said...

Heather your H<3me book is glorious! LOVE LOVE it!
Hugs,Patti

Rosie said...

Fabulous! Your friend will be so thrilled to receive this. I would have squeaked when I found it too!

gaby braun said...

Love this book! I'm planning to make a book with houses(actually I'm always planning a lot of things, but the time..)

Sharon said...

Hi Heather,
This book is amazing!!!! Did you alter an already bound book or make the whole thing from scratch?
Sharon

penny4thoughts said...

Fantastic book!! So much fun when you find a cool shaped one - you've really given this one new life.

Limar said...

I LOVE your book, it's absolutely awesome :D

crafty creations said...

Wow what a find and how beautifully you have altered it

Alexandra Knittel said...

Wow fanastic book Heather

Betty said...

Love your altered book Heather. You are truly creative and inspirational.