Thursday, February 14, 2013

And the greatest of these...

I worked on a spread for our local altered book exchange this past week. It's our last one and while part of me is sad it's ending, a bigger part is relieved. Even though I enjoyed working in all the books, it was becoming a burden to do them while my creative energy is so low. This took me a week! I'd paint a layer and go to work, add some ink and go visit my son in the hospital, another layer and off to work again. :)

Here is the spread: 
 The theme of the book is "All you need is Love"

Various layers of paint, stenciling, paint, inks, with heart ribbons, layered hearts, sticker letters and felt hearts, pitt pen and sparkly gel pen. It was fun, however long it took me to finish. ;)

And while I wasn't able to attend our local art group on Sunday, I did send some tiny valentine tags to share with the artsy ladies. 



Joining today with Clytie at Random Hearts for  Guest Heart Thursday

Also sharing with Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin

26 comments:

Bluebell Woods said...

I dont do altered books, but I love that Valentines spread. I will be following you as I want to come back and read some more of your blog
Janice

Magnetic Island Artist Edward Blum. said...

Thank you your blogs are fantastic. You creativity inspiring. Great art and blogs!

Laura said...

just lovely... happy valentine's day!

lessandra said...

I'm glad you hung in there and finished - it's so pretty! Love your valentine tags!

Ginny said...

I too am glad you were able to finish the altered book page. It is lovely.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love that little cup of tea tag... and the pages are lovely... hope your son is one the mend... lots of healing thoughts heading your way...xx

Giggles said...

Very nice and the tags were a lovely gesture!! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

These pages look great! While I understand it can become a burden, I also think it's a great idea to do such an exchange. It'll be nice to look back on! Hope your son will be well soon!

Rosie said...

So beautiful. HPPF

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

hope things are getting better. lovely work

Nic McLean said...

sorry to hear your son has been in hospital. Hope he is on the mend. You've been very creative especially given you haven't had so much time. I love the little tea labels - so cute.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful heart-filled work this week! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

La Abela said...

You did well to work hard to complete, there is nothing worse than when we mean something, you always have in mind that, at least, that's what happens to me. Saludos

Kim said...

Beautiful Valentine Day spread for the journal! HPPF!

Kim said...

Beautiful Valentine Day spread for the journal! HPPF!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Helen. Hope your son is doing better. Love your creations.Great tags and nice gifts. Take care.

Marji said...

What a great book page. Valentines Day is such an inspiration to make the things we love and use lots of hearts too ♥

Netty said...

smashing journal spread and love your little valentine tags.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Diana Evans said...

lovely work and those cute valentines are so special!!! Happy PPF!!!!

Jessica Sporn said...

Beautiful hearts. I hope your art gave you some comfort and that your son is doing better. Happy PPF!

Carola Bartz said...

Helen, your altered book pages look beautiful. Sometimes our creations can take a long time, especially when we have quite a lot on our plate as I assume you have right now. I'm glad that you enjoyed it - that's the most important part, isn't it? Lovely little Valentines as well.

Anne Manda said...

Love your hearts! <3

Elisa Choi said...

The spread is filled with much love. And your tags are just so sweet. Wishing you and your son well. Have some rest. Hugs

EVA said...

The spread looks lovely! Perfect for the theme and Valentine's Day.

Ayala Art said...

Very cheerful pages and cards ♥

Beverley Baird said...

Hope your son is on the mend.
Love your altered book spread!

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