Thursday 23 March 2006

Altered Book 5

The background to this page is an article about holidays in the city, so it seemed an appropriate background to a photo of Turin and some tickets etc from our time there!

Thursday 16 March 2006

Japanese Poetry and Flowers = Notelets

These notelets are made out of old card and paper from my office, extracts from Japanese poetry from a haiku magazine and photos of flowers from an Italian magazine. I made a whole series of them to remind me its supposed to be Spring!

Sunday 12 March 2006

Altered Book 4

This page of the book features the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, on the coast between Ventimiglia and the French border. The background is a pencil crayoned sketch from a photo and I stuck in two tickets for the gardens. In this case, the text has nothing to do with the pictures, I'm running out of appropriate text!

Sunday 5 March 2006

Community Backgreens Initiative

Green Caretakers and Re-solution have launched a project to revamp some of the derelict backgreens in densely populated areas of Edinburgh. The idea originates in Copenhagen, Denmark (unfortunately I can't find English language web resources on the Copenhagen project, has anyone got any information on this?). The plan is to involve local residents in tidying up the areas behind their tenements, planning how they want them to look and then signing up to a maintenance agreement. Hopefully the results will bring backgreens into better use, increase the community feeling of an area and improve the area for wildlife. So, I'll maybe need to buy a pair of wellies.....

Thursday 2 March 2006

Spring Gift Wrap

This is a nice giftwrap for Mothers Day or a spring birthday. The paper is from two paper bags, the ribbon is reused and the gift tag is from an old greetings card. I love how the flower on the card echoes those on the paper!