Sunday, June 18, 2006

The complete Book of Dreams



The Book of Dreams Challenge:
8 weeks
16 layouts
26 techniques
I present to you my Book of Dreams: A Little Girl's Dream
I hope you enjoyed this challenge. I sure had a blast with it!

Thank you all for your participation and support. Your art has been so motivating and inspiring:) Please continue to leave a comment when you post your work on your blog so that we can all go check it out!

Also, please see post below for information on the upcoming ephemera swap! Everyone is welcome to participate. There has been a great response so far, I know we're all going to get some fabulous new goodies for our art:)

28 comments:

Christi Snow said...

oooooh, Kari! Look at your book all done!!! WOW!! It is gorgeous!!! I cannot wait til I have time to dig back into mine, but until then...thanks for sharing your fabulous book in its entirety! LOVE IT!

Joan said...

Just wonderful..........so magical..............will definately have to start mine.......even tho I'm 8 weeks behind
trust you are still AOK
hugs
joan in italy

Lilli said...

What a great idea to show all your pages! It does give a sense of the entirety of the project.

I'm still hoping to do some more work on mine. The remaining empty pages are taunting me :)

Jeanne said...

I really, REALLY love it! It is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the completed book with us. I still have lots of pages to complete. Think it will just be an ongoing project that I will continue to add to. I did add a couple new pages yesterday though.

http://jeanneszewczyk.blogspot.com/2006/06/book-of-dreams.html

Lu said...

you did an excellent job with this challenge. you inspired me to try new techniques and I will continue on.

Jolene George said...

This is simply amazing work! I love it so much!

CĂ©line Navarro said...

every single page is absolutely STUNNING! if you ever do a swap like this, i'd like to particpate (need to check my schedule first but i'd love to!) you all did a great job! EYE CANDY!

Norah's said...

It is so neat to see your whole book like this and it is so absolutely beautiful. I have learned so much and still going. There are still a couple variations on techniques that I want to try. My book is nearly full but I think I can squeeze more in. For now....I have posted week 8 part 1.
Thank you and hugs

Lene S said...

Wow, it´s sooo beautiful!!! So great to see the whole book finished! I am impressed! I have been watching and learning trough this wonderful BOD journey of yours. I have not done one of my own..but maybe someday I will. I certenly have gotten plenty of inspiration from you, my friend Gudrun and so many more of the BOD girls!

Thanks for being such a great source of inspiration :o)

Endment said...

this is a great post! thanks for sharing the complete book
Mine is still in process and I am going to complete it --- Each page has been fun and a great satisfaction!
Thanks for the challenge even if I am not in the running for finishing with the rest :)

melba said...

This is so amazing!!!!

What a great keepsake.
Something you will have forever.

I am excited about the swap. I posted about it on my blog last night. I have to start working on my packages. I have never been in a swap before. anything else I should know?

artjunk~ said...

you did an amazing job.

hope you teach the Book of Dreams "in person" at just be.

I have backgrounds painting in my BOD but have not completed. I will surely link back when I do them.

Again, great job, great art. Be well, Lia

gina said...

I finally found Gesso and have started priming the pages! One hurdle at a time. Your finished project is a work of art! Where will you display it?

Joan said...

Your book is fabulous! What a wonderful treasure!

My packets for the swap are ready to go--I just need an address to send them to. I will send you another email for info.

Thanks for hosting the swap!

la vie en rose said...

stunning kari! absolutely stunning! thank you so much for all your hard work--for the organization and the leadership. i'm way behind but i will finish (eventually) and let you know when i do. i'm so proud of my bod...well, what i've got completed so far.

gudrun said...

Thank you, Kari for hosting this great adventure of altering a book.
For me it has been so much to learn, and I have really got tons of inspiration, and at the same time time had so much fun doing my first altered book. :)
I'm stunned about all the work you have put into this project. All your artwork is really beautyful.
I feel so happy you asked me to join this journey, and I hope we can do something like this together some other time as well.
Wish you a happy summertime.

Ginger said...

What a beautiful and dreamy book of art. Very inspiring!

dweezila said...

i am completely moved by this book. want to eat it up, touch it...it is so full of gorgeous color and spirit. I make books too...you inspire me. Thank you.

Kim Bolyard said...

The book is great...I still have not had a chance to start mine, but after seeing yours I am inspired. Thanks
peace
Kim

Andrea said...

That book is awesome! I'm working on an altered art book right now so thanks for the great inspiration!

Norah's said...

HI, it's me again. Just stopping by to say I finished my week 8 part 2 page.
And to say again how much I have enjoyed seeing do this.
Go see.

PJ said...

Big thank you for hosting such a great project...I've posted about mine yesterday on my blog..
Everyones BOD's were just beautiful and although I felt like a pure newbie- this was an opporunity for me to spread my wings a bit! Honestly, I am surprised I stayed with it and I'm SO glad I did because I finish with a thought -although mine might not look like these fabulous art pages I see, I'm still quite proud of what I DID do! :) Thanks to you for hosting this so I could experience such a thing! PJ (Golden Oasis)

twistedsoda said...

I HAVE to get this done now, wow. Yours is incredible! Its been such a while since we created 'together'. I miss you!

clairesgarden said...

so beautiful and creative.
I am sooooo impressed. what a precious thing to keep.

Allotment Lady said...

Stunning - just stunning. Will be following your blog religiously now.

my pink sky said...

simply breathtaking!

~mindy

Ontario Wanderer said...

I am sorry to report that my book of dreams was only a dream. I did not even get to step one. Sigh! There are so many things I want to do, paint, sculpt, etc. and what happens is just the routine grass cutting, garden weeding, dog training, wild flower walks, photography, yoga, running, making meals and trying to read at least some of the 70+ blogs that I want to read and posting my own blogs, flickr photos and weekly wild flower reports. Guess it's better that just sitting around wandering what to do with my time. I understand that there are some people like that. Wish I had some of their time to do more of what I want. Anyway, I was and am very impressed with your Book of Dreams as well as your work with your son. I was sorry to hear about your car crash but glad that no one was hurt. I do hope to have time to go back and read all the book of dreams entries and work at doing my own sometime but . . .

Thank you for sharing your information and results!

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