Saturday, April 09, 2011

flashback to 2007 . . .

There is a site called Flashback Friday Challenges--
have you heard of it? I ran across it this weekend
for the first time. The current challenge is to
repost your first blog post that features stitching,
either real or faux. I'm reposting the whole deal;
I really enjoyed being in that book club, it was
great to get together with some real "live" ladies
and make a little art. The pics enlarge jumbo size
if you click on them--apparently this was before I
knew how to resize anything. ;)

I joined an altered book club, and it's been great for making me
go make something. I mean really, if you've committed to having
someone else's pages done, it would be pretty bad to just show up
and say, "Oops, sorry! Didn't bother to even open your book . . ."

So here's my latest artistic endeavor. The theme is supposed to be
"Home or Insanity." So of course, I switch it around--not on purpose,
I just glued the dictionary pages on the wrong sides! So the insanity
side features a vellum pocket sewn on, tags bearing proverbs stapled
with red rick-rack, and some crazy looking broads. Two have literally
lost their heads. The "Home" side is supposed to appear more peaceful,
and has a door to open, revealing a collage in the style of Claudine
Hellmuth. Yep, been reading her books, couldn't help myself!

Remember, you choose . . .
(Home or Insanity!)


Cameron said...

I think you can't choose one without the other...haha! I love the multi-layered techniques and meanings in these....really fun to look at!

Sharon said...

Love it Trisha - thanks for sharing. You've done a fantastic job!

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha boy you got that right! Such a fun page!
What a great idea to go back in time
hugs Lynn

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~amy~ said...

Super fun!!!! Wow...2007?! Your pages are the layers and the colors! thanks so much for joining us at Flashback Friday!!!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous! Sounds like you had fun.

Dawn said...

This is a great book I may have to check out this site looks fun

Love Dawn xx

Jack said...

Fabulous book pages. In my home Insanity definitely has the lead, lol. xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a very interesting idea to go back in time, this is just perfect such beautiful work.


Emily Keaton said...

What a cool project!! Thanks so much for playing along with Flashback Friday 10.0. I really enjoyed seeing your first stitching project--from 2007, no less!! Way to go. :)

Coleen said...

These were fun to look at. I do an art journal too. Found you via Swap-bot and the vintage group forum.