Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Found....good stuff ~

I ran a few errands today and of course had to stop by Books-A-Million to see what they had that I couldn't live without!

Altered books have been on my mind lately and I've admired so many other artist's work and I've really been wanting to try to make one. I found a book that shares a lot of really neat ideas so maybe it will spur me on to give it a go!




Another neat thing is that they had all of their calendars on sale for just $3.00! I've always loved this Country Living calendar so I bought it as well ~ the images inside make me smile :)








And the new Victoria was out so I had to get it too!! Look at the calling cards page....look really close and look who you see....Deena's card!!!! Yaaaaay Deena, I'm so happy for you being in this magazine!! It even speaks of her Primitive Gathering website....







I LOVE pressed ferns ~ this article is in Victoria too...





A peek at the Altered Book Workshop book ~







I had to share this beautiful piece of lichen Emily brought inside to give me....why do I find this beautiful? I don't really know...but I do ~




Beautiful things make me smile....

Have a very happy Wednesday sweet friends ~

xxoo, Dawn





19 comments:

RubyMay said...

Hi Dawn...I've just popped over from Nancy's...and wow I'm so glad I did...what a wonderful blog you have.
I've ordered Bev's book so thank you for the write up about it as I know now that I am so going to love it....!
Have a beautiful day...RubyMay x

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable day! I might just have to pick up the new Victoria magazine. Looks like some great articles in it! I love nature pieces and you do a beautiful job with them!

Pam said...

Just love books on Altered Books! Bought two of them recently and posted about them on my blog coz I thought they were just brilliant! I'm sure you'll love your new one too Dawn.
I also find lichen so pretty. Took some pics of some on a wall at my sister's house, but somehow managed to lose them. :)

Sweet Romance said...

Think I may need to go to Books A Million today! Thanks Dawn!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Miz Dawn,,,wonderful post today, I am swearing off the book store for a while,,,I just want to get everything! You will turn out a wonderful altered book with your talent. I have only made one and it is fun and fun.
Love
Marcie

Trish said...

Again I am inspired by all the 'neat things' you find and do. I like that lichen too...perhaps it is the simple beauty in the colours....and the complicated growth pattern ... art in life

Vee said...

Now I have always wanted to attempt an altered book. I've been gathering quite a pile of free books culled from the library and the flea market for such purposes, but I've been much too timid. So, on that note, you go first! :D

Of course you love that beautiful curled lichen...the color alone is exquisite.

Connie said...

Since I'm heading to the airport in Boise today I may have to stop at Barnes and Noble also, chick! I love that altered books one!
xoxo,
Connie

Raggedy Girl said...

Hi Dawn:

I think the lichen is really beautiful too. I like Altered Books but I have to promise myself not to take on one more crafting passion. Cute post today.


Roberta Anne

kathy said...

Dawn , these are so lovely -- I am a book aholic - said I was not buying more --until I had domn eone things from each -- have to live as long as Methuselah in the Bible -lol -- So just want to make some lol - have a blessed day - you always bring sunlight - to us
kathy -ga

Marilyn Miller said...

Lichens are beautiful. I love them too. I was also excited to see Deena's card and paragraph in Victoria.

Kim said...

I think lichen is lovely too and makes a wonderful natural element. You'd done a post some time ago featuring a gentleman with a beautiful collection of naturals in cases - Loved them!
Enjoy your book making too - I'm working on a handmade book as well , they're lots of fun :)

alicew said...

Great finds Dawn! I want that calendar! I used to love making altered books...seeing that book reminds me of how much joy I found in them! I am sure any you create will be delightful!

Mary said...

I can't wait to see what you create!...I bring lichen in too..it was on my mantel at Christmas along with all the greenery and silver.

SweetAnnee said...

Hey Dawn..Thanks for noticing..and posting..
tis cool to be in Victoria..

That calendar looks awesome

Deena

The Willow Rose said...

Dawn, I love the calendar, and I will have to pick up a Victoria magazine, they have such nice things to look at. I like the lichen also, the color reminds me of the ocean. Hope you have a great day!!!! Regina

Utah Grammie said...

Oh, I love the..stuff..it looks like "land-coral"

THe mags look great - I am such a magazine person- spend way too much and won't part with any of them!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE altered books as well- have for years, but have never attempted one- what's the worst that could happen?.. I toss it out? I think I'll make one :-) See what a good mentor you are!

Jann said...

I just bought the new Victoria--haven't opened it yet, but will have to now, and send Deena a note--I used to collect the old Victoria magazines and had quite a stash over the years and was so, so disappointed when they stopped publishing. The new Victoria is beautiful, but not quite the same. Oh well, change is inevitable . . .

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hi Dawn
I am responding a week later - school and work are keeping me busy! I just love this book. It gives the "how" and "why" of creating altered books.

Labels

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...