12.2.10

Altered Book

mixed media collage altered book page by artist Bronwyn Simons in 1940's nautical theme
Yesterday we had some pretty high winds here on the island, and our power went out. This left me unable to work on the computer, fire my kilns, or do just about everything else productive I do during the day. My sweetie set up our little car-battery generator, so I had one reading lamp, and after grumbling and pacing for a bit, I settled down with some art supplies and created this altered book spread. Remember my fave thrift store, where I found a fantastic set of 1940's kid's encylopaedia? Well, I was there again a few days ago, and found another amazing set of books, five volumes, beautifully bound in red leather and rich marbled paper, printed in Swedish (I think). As far as I can tell, it is a set of manly travel memoirs. There are some great photo plates, and charming line drawings adorn the margins. I decided to take one of the volumes and create an altered book. This piece is the first spread. I am also submitting it for Illustration Friday, whose theme this week (by coincidence) is adrift. Let me know what you think.

8 comments:

Gina McCaleb-Rudder said...

I love what you've done here; looking forward to seeing more!

INDIGENE said...

A wonderful altered book page...wow!

Lola ^^ said...

Hi! I just found your blog and i must say: it's AWESOME! i'm truly inspired, not only by all your beautiful artworks and images, but also by your lifestyle and spirituality!
That altered book it's one of the most original things i've seen in a while. I look forward to follow your blog :)

Bronwyn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the positive feedback, all of you! Lola you make me smile!!!!!!!!

sandybau said...

Nice idea! So creative and artistic!

creativehealinggoddess said...

Hi Bronwyn I love the altered book !!!! I just did a journal video and recorded it on my blog please have a look and let me know what you think.

I am off to your belly dance blog now!

Marilyn
http://creativehealinggoddess.wordpress.com

spindelmaker said...

I really like what you´ve done to the pages. And the absolutely priceless picture of the swimsuit-sailor. Great!

tamarack said...

I love it. Especially am drawn to the lovely north star, such a perfect fit for the photo.

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