On this picture she is trying to lick and/or steal the yellow feather that I stuck into a pocket in my new altered book! I’ve been wanting to alter a book for over a year, and have tried different books and styles, but then thought it was to difficult or ugly or strange – and stopped using them. But maybe now is the time… This is a part of the first page of my very own Book of Dreams, a project (or challenge or whatever) that I’ve decided to take part in!
This is my first spread in the altered book I’m using. It can be about a lot of things, but states that this book will be about me, my goals, dreams, needs and cravings. I really like that the theme is very loose so that I can use both the present and the future to make pages. And I like that it is a technique and not a subject that will be presented each Wednesday by Kari. This week is about pockets. I’ve never used a pocket on my pages, so it was fun to try this out.
I downloaded the library card template from Mirkwood and made a pink library pocket on the cover of the book, so that I can use it to store loose dreams and ideas.
I imagine that I will do library pockets in all my future book projects from now on. They have a nice shape and reminds me of my love for books, libraries and to systematic categories things.
To take a photo of it I just stuck a note there of three movies I want to see soon.
On the right page of the spread I glued down a riped paper as a pocket, just as Kari suggested. The pocket is made out of a Chinese rice paper that is half transparent and very beautiful. Have you ripped paper like that? The edges are so soft and fuzzy… Mmm!
I had no idea what to use this pocket for, and then it hit me when it was done: it has to be a feather! I thought of a white feather, but yellow and pink was all I had in my stash (from Easter decorating), so I used the yellow one.
I’m looking forward to do more on this book soon. Maybe tonight. But first I need to play with my cat for a while.