Thursday, 24 July 2008

The Altered Book .... Progress - 1

The last couple of days at work have been quite adrenalin filled and busy - hence yesterday's posting over lunch. (Just to tease you the last three days have involved two very early morning starts, one very late night finish, a telephone ringing non-stop, a wide and diverse range of people, numerous short hop journeys in the car, two extremely gorgeous men, a man with the most amazing voice at the other end of a telephone (wonder what he looks like), a lot of hanging about - the sort where you know that something is going to happen but you're not quite sure what - and the feeling of deflation when it didn't happen after all ....).
Back to normal now but when I came home from work yesterday, I thought I would have just a little snooze and you can guess what happened .... I fell asleep and woke up at 4.45am this morning. The body clock is really suffering at the moment !!!!
So - apologies to Sue who has been texting - will catch up with you later !!!!
Anyway I digress ....
One of my favourite times of day in the working week in the summer (apart from the time I leave the establishment where I work - lol) is having coffee and maybe breakfast, in the garden. It wasn't warm enough to go outside and finish preparing The Book at 4.45am so I did it in the kitchen instead and then took everything outside and took a couple of 'staged' photos ....

My Book is now down from 495 pages to 27 - which for me is no mean feat !!!! The 'original' content of The Book, as I told you, is Grand Opera. There are ten or so Operas (two of which I have never even heard of) in The Book and each had a blue and white pictorial description (kept), up to six pages of descriptive text (gone) and pages and pages of the music and words of the various tunes (how common is that !!) some of which have been kept and some have gone (but I have kept those pages for more ripping, tearing, gluing and other forms of cannabilisation - lol) .
So .... here is The Book .....

I've decided that I will work on The Book in the kitchen, so I have washed up and cleared all surfaces and got out what I think (at the moment) I might need .... paints, brushes, sponges, forks, aertex sponges (thanks to Eamon for this suggestion), a comb, lolly sticks and a sugar stirrer twizzly thing .... and put it all in a neat pile.
This is where I usually bottle out .... the ideas are all buzzing around in the head but getting them out is where I come unstuck. We'll see ......

4 comments:

Minx said...

Sounds like you're all set, have fun and enjoy your play time:O)

Gail said...

What a brilliant project. I was only saying to a friend yesterday that I would like to source an old-fashioned book that I can alter. Massive undertakings but so much fun!

craftytrog said...

Looking great Sue! I've been thinking about taking the plunge & altering a book - just have to find one now!! x

Kate T said...

great sue :-)
love Kate xxxx
SBS19 Sister