Friday, July 8, 2011

{how do you define beautiful}...

The new art journal is done.  Well, done in the sense that's it assembled.  Are they ever really done.
The cover photo of course was my inspiration.
I just love this dress.  Makes me wish I had somewhere to wear such a beautiful dress.
And 30 years younger.  Or maybe 30 years older.
This dress and many others was made by Nattyboho at .
This particular dress has been sold.  But Nattyboho was so generous to allow me to use her photo.
Which is almost as wonderful as being able to wear the dress. 
 Above ~ the covers opened out showing the binding.
 And the complete book page by page
 including six blank pages.  That's a blank paper page on the right. 
Ready to add additional thoughts to or whatever.

 I must say I have gotten over my, shall I say phobia, of loose threads.
Loose threads were always a big no no when I was taught to sew.
Not any more.  I've been allowing more and more frayed and loose
threads in all my journals.  But this one is over the top with them.
And I am loving it.  Although I must admit I still trimmed the thread after sewing
with the machine.  Oh well.  Maybe next time I can leave them long too. 

It's size it really fun to hold.


Elly said...

I love it!! How do i know? I'm staring since...a long while. Looking up and down again, again and again. Breath taking..these colours, different fabric and's STUNNING!!

Glenda said...

Wow! very nice art piece...beautiful is hiding in's simple and yet it's gorgeous! job well done!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! Your art journal is absolutely exquisite! Just beautiful!

So glad I found your blog through the "All Kinds Of Artists Artist Blog Hop." I am your newest follower! :)

I welcome you to visit my website, too!

Mary C. Nasser