Thursday, 23 September 2010

Altered Book - Autumn


I thought it might be nice to revisit the altered book I made after I'd visited Italy a few years ago now.
I made the book from an old anthology of articles from the Italian press. You can see the original book in this post.
This is the autumn colour page of the book. The background is an article about Italia Nostra, which is an Italian conservation group. The leaves we found on a walk in the woods near the River Po in Torino. I coloured the background in pencil crayon.
You can see other pages of the book here, here and here.

I've started collecting autumn leaves again this year and hope to make some collages with them!

10 comments:

EG Wow said...

I haven't altered a book in several years but you may inspire me to get back to it, Juliet! Hmmmm.

sandy, from gardenpath said...

I have been reading a lot about altered books, and did not quite get the idea. I understand after looking at your pages.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Soooo pretty! I love these.

Appropriately, the word verification is "zoolog"!

Michelle May said...

Lovely Juliet! Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. So many things to be inspired by.
xx, shell

The Bunns said...

Heee Heee ... you should see OUR altered books!!!!

Titus said...

Interesting Poet, and I'm feeling inspired. Lots of leaves over at Jasmine's too - strange, but ours aren't turning yet. Blowing off, yes, but not turning.

bunnits said...

Crafty and the Bunns--I've seen a few bun altered books here at the house!

Seriously, though, I really like altered books. My daughter's art class in high school did them as one of their projects and they were all fascinating. I've wanted to try doing one for years, but I' can't get past the "how much is enough" aspect of the process.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Bunns and bunnits - yes Anya altered a few books in her time, the most memorable being one by Banana Yoshimoto - i think she thought it was a new kind of banana snack...

Crafty Green Poet said...

EG Wow - I'd love to see photos of your books if you do any more!

Sandy, Hannah, Michelle - thanks!

Titus - funny how your leaves aren't as far on as ours...

Rambling Woods said...

I collected some leaves last year and didn't know what to do with them. This is wonderful...Michelle