Have been thinking ever since returning from Portugal what I would do to preserve some of the memories. After much "how do I want to do this ?, what kind of medium suits me best ?, etc., etc., this is what I came up with. I found amongst my books for altering, a 6" x 8" thin one that the cover seemed to be "just the right size" ! I removed the pages and found this "old world" looking paper within my stash. It wasn't quite large enough to cover the front and back of the book, so improvised. Of course, that called for getting out the box of trims and it all came together. I still like "pretty" !! On the inside, I used one of the maps that was in the packet Margarida sent a couple of months before the workshop. I will be "Deminging" that, for sure, as it is much to bright !! There are two signatures of card stock making eleven spreads, plus first and last pages to fill. I'm sure that won't be a problem as some of those eight days had a LOT going on !! I used ticker tape to tie them in, then sort of braided two of the pieces down to the bottom. I'm sure I will be adding some trinkets of some sort to those loose ends. It's a start -- will see where it goes from here !!
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.