Finally, I get to show the work I completed in each Altered Book. Some I'm very pleased with (and one, not quite happy with how it turned out. Wish I could do that one over again). Anyway - here they are:
Angela, Create 4 Family, is someone I know outside of Blogging. She and her husband were the couple that went along with me and Dave on our very first date! So - I've known her for a few years now.
She had the cutest little book about Gardening in Small Spaces; one of my favorite topics! There were so many colorful pictures inside to choose from. I had difficulty deciding on the right page.
Of all the books, this one made me the most nervous! I hope she likes my work.
And the very day I mailed Angela's book to her, mine arrived! I am in the middle of taking pictures and preparing to show off all incredible artwork inside. AND - I'll be posting in a few days all the work I completed for the other gals.
This has been a fun project for me. I really had to think outside my comfort zone sometimes and stretch myself creatively. Now that this altered book round robin has come to a close, I want to start another one! Maybe I'll be talking about that later on!!
I received and finished Susan's book over a month ago and have just been lax about posting. Shame on me, right?
Susan, from A Slice of Life has such creativity and imagination! Her book had a complete theme of home and family. She cut the pages and created different sizes of homes as sign-in-pages. That was very unique! Also, she designed a nice layout in the front that told all about herself and family. I really felt like I got to know her while altering her book!
Susan chose a book written by Debbie Macomber. I've read a few of her books and think they are okay. Macomber is quite a popular author among women readers - but for me - to be honest? I'd rather be Altering her books than reading them. I think they are kind of on the boring side.
Anyway - I only have one book to finish altering, which is now sitting on my desk waiting for some inspiration. I need to get on it!
And, rumor has it, my book is in the mail headed back to me! I'd better get on the ball and finish Angela's....then, I will be able to post what everyone has really been waiting for - my artwork.
Late afternoon, while herding chickens back into the coop, I realized a hen was missing. After our demise with Henrietta, my heart couldn't take another death. I called the kids to help in the search. She just had to be hiding in the bushes somewhere.
Jammin' called from the side yard. "Mom, come quick, Zoe and the chicken have some sort of animal."
There, in our sideyard, hen Speedy, ran tossing some large infant rodent about with her beak. The baby squealed in fright. Across the yard, Zoe, jumped around in delight. She had uncovered a nest. Jammin' and I examined the large hairless infants. They didn't even have their eyes opened.
"RATS!" I announced. "Horrible baby rats."
There was only one thing to do. KILL THEM ALL.
I grabbed a sharp shovel and with mighty power, and deadly skill, I put an end to those rats with one whack. (besides, Speedy and Zoe had injured enough of them, I decided it was best to put the little squirming, squealing creatures out of their misery.)
Jammin' was wide eyed. "You cut their heads off!" He was impressed. He knew rats carried disease and were horrible pests. We had struck and delivered a fatal blow to that colony.
I started thinking about what I had seen. Those large hairless infants didn't have any tails. Their ears were kind of on the big side too. And that nest.....I've never known a rat to build a nest out in the open, so exposed.
One google search later confirmed my fears.
I was no longer The deadly rat assassin, but a cold blooded bunny slayer.