Inspire Me Thursday recently had a makeover and is a now a wonderful resource for inspiration for crafting bloggers. This week's prompt is to be inspired by books. I love books! For my direct response to the prompt I started a new altered book. I have a copy of In Other Words (The Journal for Literary Translators) which struck me as ideal material for an altered book. I will work on this slowly and will occasionally post pages. This is the first page. I selected words from the text and then built up a picture around these words. I deliberately kept this simple, largely due to not having time to do anything complicated! It all looks a bit pale in the photo, but i hope you get the idea! The silver circle represents both the moon and the mirror in the selected text. The selected words almost form a poem:
Alone for years
translator holds up a mirror
many moons ago
light shone into dark
meaning opening up.
watcher of the shadow and what it suggests.
Meanings hover between words
For other examples of my book related crafts, please see:
Notebooks made from recycled materials
A page from my first altered book.
Another page from my first altered book