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Monday, July 19, 2010


Has it really been over a month since I posted on my blog?  Guess  it has.  That's what the date says. 

Well, it's time to get back to my art.  I haven't been doing much art wise lately either.  I do manage to get out to the studio for a little while on some evenings.  I have been working on a project for myself, my sister and my brother.  Our mother died over 37 years ago.  I guess because of her not being around, her scrapbooks have always held a place in my heart.  She had a scrapbook from her high school years, one from her nursing school days and one after she married.  The nursing school scrapbook got mold all in it and of course, the paper is all old and fragile.

 I decided to take the pictures and some of the articles and things in the scrapbook, scan and print them to preserve them.  I am now making altered art scrapbooks for each of us.  It is a lot of fun, but since it is my first altered art book, it is also hard.  I am learning by doing one book at a time.  I have done the covers and have the backs cut out for all of them, but the inside is being done one book at a time.  My sister and I will have to choose which book we want, but my brother's book is not so fancy- more masculine for him.

The pictures that I have posted today are the covers for the books for myself and my sister.  I will have to take pics of the one that I am doing for my brother and post them soon, along with other work in process pictures.  The covers are not totally finished either, but are pretty far along.  I'm sure that I will have the urge to add more as I get closer to being finished with the books.

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