Monday, April 17, 2006

Invitation to a Book of Dreams


Altered book (above) by Citrus Faire
So it looks like Rhonna is going to do round THREE of her 21 day challenge. Woohoo! She has quite a following. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first two rounds I participated in, the habits I created and the kick in the behind that I needed to create art each day.

Following the momentum of the 21 day challenge, I'm going to start something a little different and invite you all to participate along with me. I was completely taken aback by Citrus Faire's Book of Dreams I just love it and can't stop thinking about it. I decided that I must make one of my own. So I'm going to do just that. I think this title can be interpreted any number of ways. It could be a book of actual dreams that you have while sleeping, dreams that you hope to accomplish or just a fun altered inspirational book. Whatever you'd like! Take a gander at Cassondra's altered book here, be inspired, and come along on this journey to record our dreams and make them a reality.

I have decided to try a different technique each week and post instructions on how to do that particular technique on my blog once a week. That way if anyone wants to follow along and make one of thier own, we can try new things together. Everyone will have a different interpretation, so they will all be wonderfully unique! For week one, we will work with how to begin altering a book, then maybe move on to working with metal, found objects, pockets, tags, fabric...you name it, we'll probably use it! I'm really looking forward to it. It will be a bit slower pace than Rhonna's challenge. I'm thinking of going an entire week on one technique. If anyone would like to work with me and post on their blog, just add a comment to my posts with your link. This is going to be so much fun!!!! Hope you'll join me:)

43 comments:

pressingon said...

im not familiar with this book but would like to do this. It sounds like a great project...maybe about dreams in life, or goals!
(my ckmb name is artsymomma, haha...I didnt know another existed!)

Lilli said...

I like it! Count me in! I'll be doing Rhonna's Challenge and a Circle Journal besides, but hopefully I can manage all 3. I like how you will be featuring a different technique each week. That book is Amazing! Guess I'd better go looking for an old one to alter.

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melba said...

This sounds amazing. I am interested in both a book of my dreams...writing down quickly as soon as I wake up or goals that I hope to accomplish. Looking forward to hearing more about this...

la vie en rose said...

you know i'm on board! give me plenty of time to find a book to use as an altered book. i may try stopping by a used book store tomorrow...

Sam said...

I'd give this a try. Although I have to admit that altering anything that resembles a book- is almost a sin to me. Sounds exciting!

Sam

~michelle~ said...

Oh man that Cassondra's book is amazing! My eyeballs went all crazy there! I would love to join in so count me in!!!! LOVE that the pace will be slower than Rhonna's page a day. SO much fun but crazy-making trying to fit it in with all the other life stuff. Thanks!

Ginger said...

Okay, it sounds fun so I'll give it a try. A week per technique sounds great! I'm still on Day 14 of Rhonna's 21-day challenge that just ended yesterday (hee hee). And of course the new baby is due in less than 6 weeks, but I'll follow along while I can! Thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

I would so love to be part of this. Thank you so much. I do not have a blog and hope that I can still participate. Thank you.

Ann(i)e said...

Sounds so fun....when are you starting?? Can't wait to hear more about it!!

Melissa said...

This sounds so cool!! I should really do it, I always have the freakiest dreams!

Fiona said...

What a fab find. It's changed my opinion about altered books. I be watching and playing. One thing I ahve learned from the "1 challenge is that I can make a peice of art most days. So I'll try this, round 3 and Kellly Angard's Technique Tuesday challenge too. Love it all!

the_artista said...

kari!

i love this idea... we all know that i have a hard time staying on task, but i'd be willing to try it! Cassandra's book was amazing and i think that the technique angle is perfect! so we each do our own techniques, or all the same??? i'll go back and read your post again...LOL! NOW to find a book... a good book!

Chrissy

T:o)ve said...

I just can't resist a challenge, so you can count me in :o)
The book is just amazingly gorgeous!
Thanks for this inspiring challenge!

angi b said...

create art everyday is my new motto in life... i'm in

: )

thanks for the invite, btw

gudrun said...

This sounds so fun, Kari.
I would really LOVE to be a part of yor journey.
The idea of trying something new each week souns really inreasting. :-)
Thank you for inviting me to come along.

lalheg said...

I am SO tempted to play along

Natalya said...

I loved participating in Rhonna's challenge, and would love to be a part of yours. Must I be a blogger?

Anonymous said...

Love your challenge. Want to do it with you. But won't be able to share my results cause...no blog. Like the time you suggest for each step. Can't wait to get started.
From Central Texas

PJ said...

I've never done an altered book, but I would surely like to try and I will post weekly my progress on my blog! What size book do you suggest for a newbie? ...just a note I'm coming here through 'la vie en rose'

Deborah said...

ooooh.. wonderful! I'm in!

M said...

This is going to be so interesting! Can't wait to hear the different methods you come up with!

Christi Snow said...

OMG! How fun!!! Definitely count me in on this one!!! Smiles!

Tess said...

I think I will join also...I have always wanted to do an altered book so....I am in....

JRJ said...

Is it too late to sign up?? Looks like fun! I'd love to make a book that's just fun artsy techniques---dreams of what could be :).

Thanks,
Jana

gkgirl said...

you have completely sold me on this...
i think i am going to give it a shot...
i may be a bit behind
but thats ok...
i'm sure i will still get lots
out of it
:)

"Luna" - Maripat Doyle Oberg said...

Wow, this is so cool and challenging! I want to play too!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

count me counting sheep, I'm in!

Eminepala said...

Hi artsymama

I love to join this one... It's easier to make I think... Everyday a page is too much for me because I have a baby...
So count me in... I can't wait to start...

Emine

justjohanna said...

beautiful book! so tempted to play along, but can't imagine how to fit it in!

Robyn L said...

sounds fun! I'm doing Rhonna's round 3 too, but this sounds great, count me in :)

susieq said...

I am interested in participating. Thanks to Robyn, for pointing me here. I did participate in RF challenge, but it was too fast-paced for me to keep up.

www.quinntillion.com/blog

Kim B. said...

Found your blog through Rhonna. Count me in...I would love to make an altered book. Always have

Kim

whitney said...
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Hanna said...

when can we start? I have lots of books that is dreaming of being altered... :-) please sign me up artsyMama! need a button, please let me know!

krista said...

I have too much on the go right now, but I am so glad you are doing this. I can't wait to see what everyone does.

Stacy said...

I heard about this on Rhonna's site and count me in, I just found a book to use and i've never done anything like this but hea it sounds like it'll be a great book! I'll complete and email you when mine is on my blog! Thanks for the challenge- only question : will you have directions for furture items and do you reccomend like decopage for the book to make it "altered?"

Kimm said...

wow, this is awesome. I would so love to follow along!! Thanks!

Jeanne said...
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DinDin said...

I've always wanted to start altered book but just don't know how, thanks for offering tutorials and the wonderful ideas!!

M said...

I have an old book, my school library was going to discard. I took off the plastic-y covering and the book binding is lovely. I am getting started today!!!

I am considering letting my kids do this.

kittybaroque said...

I would LOVE to play along, sounds REALLY cool and I just got a new camera so I can FINALLY take photos of stuff* Blessings, KB

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