Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WOYWW 116 & PPF25

Started a project that's been on my mind for awhile....
Inspired by Lynne Hoppe whose blog posts are always a delight!

Began with this book I found for a buck on a Saturday yard sale venture...

 I knew I would be using the pages in artwork...the cover for a journal .... so started with the Letter "A" last eve....

A smear of gesso on the "A" pages then toted colored pencils and sharpie poster paints to the bedroom where I played around before drifting off to dreamland...
Meet "Agnes"!  I like seeing all the "A" words and those little mice that appeared in her hair...I even like her unique nose:)
"Agatha" will be joining her soon as her page partner tonight right before dreamland....pretty sure she'll have her own unique features too..


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29 comments:

  1. What a unique project!
    Diane
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  2. Great project! It's always fun to alter a book. It gives you such a lovely background. :)

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  3. Great work - I loved The Cat in the Hat as a child..

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  4. Dr Seuss is a modern shakespeare

    agnes is a real cute faced girl,

    nice to come over and see you, it's been a while..

    Dx

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  5. theresa, i am honored beyond words - thank you for your kind words! and smiling from ear to ear that you're doing a face book! maybe little by little we'll spread the word that working in a book is easy peasy, and not something that requires a bunch of prep work...

    i just love agnes....

    xoxo

    lynne

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  6. How wonderful to find that book and let Agnes come to life.
    Happy WOYWW

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  7. She is just fabulous and who doesn't adore Dr. Seuss???! Love your art and style!
    Thanks for the peek
    Sarah at 4

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  8. Great idea and it looks a lot of fun. Happy PPF

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  9. Loving Agnes and such a fab idea, Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. Far out. I really like her and the whole process. I'll follow up on Lynne's blog too. Thanks

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  11. Awesome project and very creative ~ love it ~Thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  12. What a fun idea to do with old books. I like Agnes! It looks like you are enjoying the process as well. Happy PPF!

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  13. I love, love, love art on book pages and yours is wonderful!!! (I set aside a couple of books last spring and still haven't gotten around to them!) I can't wait to see more of your alphabet!!!

    xo
    Kristin

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  14. Really love the idea and "Agnes" is such a sweetie who couldn't love her ♫♥♫

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  15. Happy PPF! Love Agnes! Her colors are beautiful!
    xo Theresa

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  16. Oh, oh, oh.....sooooooo cute! Love the idea of starting with a fun book and Dr. Seuss is my fave! What a most fun and whimsical painting! Happy PPF! And thanks for popping by with a sweet comment and hi over at POP ART MINIS YOU ROCK!

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  17. A is for awesome, which is what I think about this page!

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  18. Fantastic altered book art project!
    And Dr. Seuss... even better :]

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  19. I loved the cat in the hat and this looks to be a great project you've set yourself. Agnes looks super intelligent and I love how the background of the book pages is still visible.

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  20. WOW! This is sooooo cool, I never thought about painting over book pages, I LOVE it!!! Have a fun weekend!Happy PPF! Deb

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  21. Great idea and I've been looking at all my old college books from way back. I too loved the cat in the hat. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Hi there Theresa, Thanks for popping over and for sharing cheery Agnes with us, and the altered Dictionary! Shaz in Oz.x

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  23. Oh wow - I HAD that dictionary growing up. Haven't thought of it in ages. Great face! So much cooler for the background it sits on. Hope you post more!

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  24. WOW, I'm really, really late getting here, but I sure like your latest book you are altering. A is for exceptional art, too. Not sure why we give "A's" when we should be giving "E's," but I guess that's because our alphabet begins with an A and so it's the most important, maybe. Super great art, collage, and book page. I like the little mice, too!

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  25. I love this!! I love the ideas you were inspired with for the background. GREAT! I have to say I really adore Adnes' nose. It makes her face so, so interesting. :)

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  26. Love Dr. Suess - what a great way to revisit and enhance one of his books!

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