Sunday, November 20, 2011

My pages for the tallest handmade book....

...are all finished and ready to be sent to Oregon (a place I've always wanted to visit, but my pages will have to go there on my behalf)

I look forward to seeing them in the finished book, some time next year. 

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, a clickety click on the logo below will explain everything:


It's been simultaneously liberating, and difficult, to work completely without a brief or a theme - I'm so used to doing themed circle journals, that being told I can do absolutely anything I want left me a little rabbit-in-the-headlights to start with.

So I started with imagery and themes that I'm very familiar with, things that are very "me", like a slightly darker, more grungy re-work of my Don't Blink canvas:

And this page using my favourite orca stamp (which I've blogged already but here it is for completeness)


Next I found a great headline in one of my old, old books (this one's from the late 1800s) - "Ventriloquism, and how to acquire the art"- and paired this with an image of some rather creepy puppets for the page at the top of this post.


And finally, some fun with layers of image transfers and texture and a creepy plague doctor:

I think that these four are fairly representative of my usual style, and the kinds of imagery and colours I respond to, which is what I was aiming for.

Now to pop them in the post...


6 comments:

Sue said...

Cool, cool pages.....and you used braille paper too! My fav is the last one....the image and colours work for me:)

Carmen said...

All so fabulous. I love that image of the plague doctor - is that actually how they walked around??

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your pieces are rich - with color and texture. Congrats on getting ready for their trip to Oregon!

Jennibellie said...

Loving these, all so vibrant & interesting, thanks for sharing x

Marit said...

Oh wow Sarah, I love your pages!! I'm working kinda similar on my pages for the tallest book... re-making older pages and trying to capture the 'me' and my fave techniques/colours. (I finished 2 pages) Alicia will be delighted with your work!!

Allycat x said...

I agree the puppets are very creepy looking to me, but I love the page anyway & all the others too! Great works. :)