Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Book of Dreams arrived home!

My book: Book of Dreams, from the Crazy Round Robin came home! I never realized that the book was considered to be bright coloured - I thought they were soft colours... Beautiful spreads were made by: Claire (UK), Linda (UK), Jill (UK), Shakti (Spain), Pascale (France), Susan (Germany) and Mika (Spain).
Thank you all for making this book shine so brightly!

To see how the book started out, see: New book binded for next Round Robin:
And my own alterations at: Book of Dreams ready for the Round Robin

This was a wonderful RR. The name 'Crazy' refers to the idea that we had to go completely over the top with the alterations and decorations. Well, as you can see, this happend to my book. Despite the extra space that I created by binding in 'stubs' in the book, it is so filled that it can't be closed anymore. It feels so rich...!
I am thinking about making boxes for my altered books, so that they will survive the coming years. But in the meantime I place them in my workroom so that I can enjoy them everyday!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Going to be famous?

Guide to great Photography Book

This week, we received the book from the photography website The book: Guide to great photography, was created by the inventor of the website Peter Bargh and contains not only his photographs but a wealth of images taken by members of EPZ. Both my DH and I have two pictures in this book published, so I am mighty proud of that!
My images are featured in a portfolio on page 195, together with some text about my method of photography.

If you want a book with plenty of images, short tutorials, different subjects and styles, you will want this book. Never have I seen a photography book with so many inspirational images (even if mine were not in this book....). Especially since all styles of photographers are in here, this is an ultimate guide!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Spread for new Round Robin

On the ABEurope group we just started a new Round Robin. This time we made it very easy, every participant choosed her own theme. I received this gorgeous book Healing Woods from Jill from Germany to work in. She had already put a lot of work in it, which makes it easier to work in.
I painted the silhouette of the tree, altered some images, stamped the text and added some fabric leaves. Now this book is sent to France for Pascale to work in.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Altered Puzzle Pieces for Pascale

Pascale, from France, sent me some smaller pieces to alter. Her theme was Celtic and Medieval art. It was diffucult to work on this small scale. For instance, the postage stamp that was added to the piece on the left, felt completely away after I used a stamp and embossed over it... The pieces do look better in reality, though!