Monday, 12 July 2010

Time to think!

My lovely family left this morning and instead of sorting out bedrooms etc went straight to my workroom to gloat over yesterdays fleamarket purchases. I was so lucky to find one person's table overflowing with things i just had to buy. I had begun to make an altered art journal, I bought 2 new plain card books especially to use. I wasn't at all sure what you did, I still don't know,just keep trying different ways. When I saw several old books on the table a penny dropped, they would be perfect for altered book art and became carried awy and bought too many. Then my eyes lit on an old battered school atlas dated 1898, it was in an awful state but there were still pages and pages of usable maps.I added that to my pile when I noticed a pile of black and white illustrations stuffed inside the covers of a huge book dated 1884. There were still a few pages attatched inside the book that matched the loose ones, what joy! so I bought that as well. More was found , a set of wooden primting blocks all the letter M, each slightly different and a pile of tiny printing blocks of flowers.Now I don't know what to do,continue with my first journal attempt on the modern book or start again with one of the old books? Certainly I have too much and too many things so am going to ask Tony to put some on our eBay site. My workroom is geting out of control, I know I need to let go of things, but it is so difficult.


  1. Is it really possible to have too many things? lol What fabulous finds!

  2. I know the feeling of wanting to keep everything.


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