Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kill My Love.


I love the colors of this book, the wacky title & the perfectly textured pages. I wanted to create something special with it. Four-hundred folds later I ended up with this organic "heart" shape...

I'm really pleased with the end result. Usually when I fold these books I have some sort of plan in mind. But this time I decided to let the book take me on a crafty journey. It was one of those projects where I took many twists & turns, becoming exhilarated, unsure, yet hopeful, even frustrated at times through each fold. I intended on heading in a certain direction & was led somewhere else.I took a household census & my 6 year old saw a "heart" right away. I asked my 4-year old, "What does it look like?" She said, "A book!" Mr. WhiMSy love said it looks like a radish & it does remind me of a fox head. Either way, I enjoyed the adventure.

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10 comments:

  1. Okay, how in the world do you do that? And how was that not planned? Inconceivable!

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  2. i have been scrolling down your blog reading all about you and trying to think of exactly what to say in my comment....this is what i came up with...you are delightful!!! i'm so glad i ran into you while blog hopping. i bookmarked you so expect some blog stalking going on.:D

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  3. I saw heart right away- but then again,hearts are my thing. :)

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  4. Greetings from the Artists of the TDIPT Mercantile

    We wanted to thank you for visiting with us during the One World One Heart Blog Event and Giveway. What a wonderful event it was!

    This month we have some more exiciting things going on at TDIPT. It's our 2nd birthday and we're celebrating with a fabulous giveaway.
    We hope that you will join us and register to win one of ELEVEN prizes to be given away later this month. If you'd like more info, please
    visit us at http://todwellinprimitivethymes.blogspot.com.

    Thanks again for your visit and we look forward to having you come and celebrate our 2nd birthday!

    Many Blessings,

    The Artists of TDIPT Mercantile

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  5. Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow...
    Amazing!
    I just can't believe how beautiful it is... makes me wanna look for old book and try to make one.

    Thanks for sharing,
    IfatArt

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  6. I love this. You are so skilled. I want to try this some day and see what I can make. Must hit a thrift store some time soon and see what I can find. :-)

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