As I write this installment of the Altered Book round robin switcharinkydoodoo for the merry merry month of May I realized, "EeGads! I forgot to write a post for the April altered book switch". So I'll write about them both here just to catch up anyone out there who may be remotely interested in my altered book round robin project to begin with...as I'm laughing out loud in amusement just saying it. The original post about my book "Dancers" can be found here.
In April I returned Jane Meixner's book; her theme is Graffiti. While I'm aware some see Graffiti as an art form, only on rare occasion do I accept this as appropriate - since it is usually added to structures without permission of the owner; it is defacing property. In this instance, however, I have explicit permission of the owner to deface her property. Terrific! Now whatever shall I deface it with? This would require some thinking. This was different for me (not the thinking part), so I had to ponder it awhile. It went kind of like this, "Hmmm...IF I were going to place some graffiti on a building what would I want it to convey?" I think I would like it to be colorful and bright, I would add something pretty to the dull gray architecture you usually find where graffiti has been placed, to invoke a happy thought by the viewer. Here is my addition to Jane's Graffiti Book....Wall Flowers.
This brings me up to the May switcharinkydoodoo.... I'm not losing you yet I hope. LOL. In May I returned Ingrid Dijkers' book; her theme is Birds. This fit in perfectly with something I've been working on personally. I know, your thinking, "What you say? You are working on birds these days???" Well not exactly. But I have been working on growing wings. I started growing them a few years back. I think they are growing quite nicely now, getting full and large with soft feathers on them. I am getting quite attached to my wings. I've been considering "jumping off that bridge" for several years now, but I really needed these wings to grow a bit first to avoid a big....SPPLATT! ....so to get back to the book. For that reason, I LOVED working in this book. The colors, the journaling, finding just the right wings for my bird. I love these wings. Heck, you can barely see the scars now. They feel like they've been there all along.
How does that famous quote go, "Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.”