Sunday, July 31, 2005
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Good to get a chance to use this old childrens encyclopedia image that reminded me of a dog bowl for ages! Finding a suitable mutt was quite hard and in the end had to use this b&w image . I wanted to have him biting the frisbee-like space station but decided it was far too tricky! I'll leave all that clever snipping to Angelica!
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Found a great book this morning called Peoples Of Many Lands from which this image is partly taken. It was only a quid. It was from the same bookstall in the market I got the "book covers" book from. He had 5 more volumes which I was tempted to buy but didn't want to risk a hernia! If he has anymore left by Friday I may buy another. It has one great chapter about the police forces of the world and the strange uniforms they wear! I'm sure they will turn up in future collages. The steam engine is from a children's encyclopedia.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Images gleaned from National Geographic and various other magazines and children's encyclopedias, of which i have many. Too many! I must have a clear-out soon and get rid of some before they all topple over and I get buried in a book avalanche!
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
How could we have forgotten that stirring tale of redemption and millet smuggling. Here we see the birdman being set free after many years behind bars. All he had for compnay was a small bell, a ladder and a cuttlefish called Albert.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Monday, July 11, 2005
There I go again with my promises of an original and find myself adding to another old Boomerang card of Marilyn Monroe I made a few years back. I just can't resist using the frame and this small clipping of the Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch fits so well in it and becomes the Garden of Birdy Delights!
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Cheating a bit here as this is an old postcard that Boomerang made of one of my old Valentine cards to Hazel. Every now and again I like to cut out that middle circle and add a new border and collage it some more. Also it has parrots and blue birds on it already!
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Mall O'Rex's classic noveletto of unrequited ping-pong. The gripping tale of 18th century dandies and the horse defectives. One of O'rex's most startling original books, long out of print and now available for a limited time printed on rye grass and paddock trimmings. Leather and wattle bound and stamped with a rubber biscuit.
Friday, July 08, 2005
The sad story of a tranvestite Mick Jagger impersonator who gets tricked into marrying a living corpse by the evil hideously scarred stepsister who runs the asylum for demented zombies. This is the first in the trilogy by Wanta Belters - the others are I Flumped The Portal and Trilby Time Tunnel. All written by Belters whilst he was himself in a home for the artistically insane.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
John found me a stack of book dustjackets at an estate sale yesterday. The lady was a teacher so I think she might have used these for art projects. The library probably pulled them off before having the hardback covering applied. Michael and Arty, if you want any, let me know and I will send some your way.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Mrs. Squilp the housekeeper, cook and amateur wrestler is having a difference of opinion with Lady Cuttlefish about the ammount of milletseed she is having to carry up from the quarry every morning. She says it's about time them pesky budgies were trained to get their own breakfast.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Here's the first collage for the new blog which seems appropriate enough. This may start a theme of book or literature related collages this week? I will have to see what my fellow scrappers think.
I've been making these amended book covers for a while now after finding a great volume of old victorian book cover art for a pound at a local market stall. The chap who runs it usually charges quite bit for his "antique" books and magazines but sometimes he has a clear-out and sells some for a nominal ammount. I don't feel so bad about cutting them up then!
I wonder if you can guess the original title of the book and it's author?