Sunday, July 31, 2005


Cosmic Dust Bowl

Astronaut Accordions

Here's a golden oldie from the pages of Curios Thing.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Top Dog

Space Dog

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!

Mice In Orbit

Moon Boy

Introduction to Space Flight

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Monday, July 25, 2005


(This collage was too large to scan it all.)

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Trains Planes and Automobiles

The Flying Scotsman

Soul Train

A train ride so smooth, you'll feel like you're floating on a cloud. The conductor, St. Christopher, will get you there safely. Free fish, bread, and wine on every trip. Live harp music on Saturday nights. One way tickets only.

The 2178 to Xhainfungi

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.


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Monday, July 18, 2005

Soap Opera

The Viewers Viewed

Not Much On TV ?

Several terrible old jokes here, jostling for position and I choose the most obvious!


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

Tri Via (but you know that you like it)

Rabbit Ears

The Couch Potato

This is for the new theme of TELEVISION which starts today for the next few days.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Swallow Post

Janet Klein (& her Parlour Boys) sent me the swallow image on a fancy postcard a couple of years ago when I enquired about her latest recording. The other clippings are from a children's encyclopedia and some party streamer.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Birdman of Alcatrouser.

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

Flight 315

Flying south for the winter.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Dancing Beak to Beak

Garden of Birdy Delights

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

Budgie Time

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!

Trochilus Anna

This week will be devoted to our fine feathered friends.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Hah Horse Lingerys Woman

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.

A Dreamline of Madomtry

Someone had too much to dream last night! Maybe it was those cheese and pickles at the midnight feast? Or a bad case of the parson's lunch.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Mushroom Greed

I used one of the covers that A1 sent me. Thanks Michael!

The Restmiss of Bentavurone

Darby Loldosh's classic tale of horrible medical experiments in the old west.

Way Onother

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

Artling Stories

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

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.

This turkey collage was made from one of the dustjackets.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Cleansey Report

Henry Miller's SEXUS paperback cover.
For A1's book theme.

Mad Jary's Budgie Dilemma

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

Underwear Adventure

I used a dustjacket from a thrift store book.
For A1's book theme.

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?