Saturday, November 13, 2010

Journalfest, Rescue Books

Magic happens when you put a bunch of old books into the hands of book lovin' artists.



 and then, of course, self photography is just so fun and silly...
Quinn McDonald's monsoon paper
Laurie O'Neill's blog post, here, for really beautiful pictures and more workshop descriptions from JournalFest, 2010.

Have a great weekend, xo Diana

6 comments:

Wild Somerset Child said...

I have been collecting old books or so many years, always intending to 'alter' them. But when it comes to the crunch, I cannot; cannot destroy what is old, and beautiful in its own right. I guess it goes back to world war two when I was a young child and books were so precious, and hard to come by. If it hadn't been for my librarian great-grandfather, I might never have know the joys of handling and owning a REAL book.

So now I still buy old books, and scan the pages and print them out on flimsy paper and distress them. Rip and tear and collage them onto cheesecloth. And still have my original beauties. But I've bought an old damaged bible, and that will be ripped up and .... what will it become ???

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Yes, I know what you mean. I have some beautiful old books that will remain intact forever. For my rescue book journals, I like to use the less precious books that would be thrown out otherwise.

MB Shaw said...

I agree, there are some too precious and I save them. Others I choose to 'honor' by making them in to art. Looks like a great class.

Elizabeth said...

Oh I do so love your fun and whacky pictures!!! Old books are another love and I love honoring them and giving them new life!!! BRAVO!!!

Nicole Austin said...

that class looked like a lot of fun! i LOVE old books and paper and recycling old books into journals. :) i have a hard time using some of the paper, too. i've found color copies on my printer does the trick! ;)

buglady said...

How cool to see myself on your blog. Had a great time in both of your classes that I took!
Aloha, Kate
(in the red turtleneck)