Thursday, January 24, 2008

got to go paint roses

tonite!!! this is the class that i was supposed to take two weeks ago...but the instructor became ill so it had to be postponed...

the teacher's name is TRINA...and she is such a wonderful person! truly enjoys her art! very accomplished person! here is my work for the two hour class...

i decided to use an antique book cover for my project and begin an altered book...the original book is a British patent book from 1878...it was falling apart and i thought i'd just art up the covers a bit! i began with drilling some holes in the edge so later i can lace them together somehow...with pink silk ribbons or something... then i primed the surfaces...and here is my two hour project!

THIS IS WHAT WILL BE THE COVER...

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THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE PAGES...(I took several vintage papers and stitched them together)

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AND THIS WILL BE THE BACK COVER...

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so what do you all think? i had great fun beginning this project! i'm going to sew some more pages together tommorrow!!!

well robbie bowls in the super bowl tommorrow morning...(local radio station's play on words...) and we all KNOW robbie and his bowling..he had to be a certain caller to be part of a team...and he made it on! bowling begings at 5 (yep A.M.) they are serving breadfast for only $1.06...buffet style...so we will go have breakfast while he bowls...all the money going to the child abuse prevention fund...

big hugz til next time...

9 comments:

Tamara C said...

Barb...this is STUNNING! Wowzer Capowzer! You are so talented and if I didn't totally love you I'd be really, really jealous!! heh heh! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished book project! So beautiful already! Have you ever thought about selling book kits with the hole-punched covers and a certain number of sewn pages inside?? I would surely buy some!!

And GO ROBBIE! You are going to be Super Bowl Champion!!! Whoooo Hoooo!

misspvc said...

simply stunning! Barb!!!! Great Wisteria and Roses!!!!
huge hugs
Patti V

Kelly Snelling said...

these are really beautiful, barb! i love how you painted on the text and the covers of the vintage book. it will make such a special piece. and hey, i started a class last night, too. fun, fun! and good luck to robbie! breakfast for a dollar...but boy that's early. :0)

The Rose Room said...

you are totally amazing, can't wait to see more of it.
good luck to Robbie:)
Rachaelxo

vivian said...

Beautiful work Barb! I used to paint. I dont know why I dont any more! I really wasnt very good at it! Not like you!
have a sweet weekend!

peggy gatto said...

I love what you have begun!!!!! This book will be gorgeous!
peggy

Bristol said...

Loved visitng your site. Love your art work and the media you painted on very neat~
Bristol

Dawn said...

I was looking at your wisteria and roses and thinking WOW!!! they are perfect (they look like they have been printed), the book will be outstanding if the work you have done so far is anything to go by - can't wait to see the end result xxx

debrina said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!! AND SUCH *YUMMY* COLORS!

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