Monthly Archives: January 2010

New ideas for altered books

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I just received my Zutter Bind it All from my purchase on Ebay. I have been salavating for more than a year for it and I finally decided to buy it. For those folks who are not familiar with a Zutter…it is a binding machine to make your own books, anything from 1 inch on up to 12 inches. It punches the holes for the binding then inserts the wire coil so it is bound together. I can’t wait to use it! I have finished my book on  ” Time” some time ago ( sorry for the pun) and was waiting to purchase the Zutter to punch/bind the pages. Now I can do it!

Additionally, I have been thinking of new ideas for my altered book projects…always thinking….I happen to be a Discovery ID channel addict. I love true crime stories and how science and old fashioned police work can solve these crimes. Anyway, there has been a commercial running with interesting photographs etc. along with a voice over that says: “Look up, look down, look around, look out, look beyond, look away, look closer, looks can be deceiving, look at the details, look at the facts, look guilty, look suspicious, look at the big picture, look through someone or be overlooked, look lost, take a look, look behind closed doors…never stop looking.”   I loved that! I am going to a book on “Look”. I have started collecting images from magazines, the web etc. A work in progress….

The other book I would like to do is on the intro to the Twilight Zone:

 “You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!” As I found out through my research on the web, there are several variations on this intro…I hope to incorporate several of them into my book. Stay tuned….

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One more one….

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Before I pack up the Christmas stuff, I made these Christmas panels, made from the same chipboard kit that the Haunted House pages were made from. Here are a sample of a few of the pages. Enjoy and Happy New Year to all! May 2010 be a much better year for all of us! I need some good karma!

The King of 5th Street

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I have the privledge of living with a self appointed King. He’s happens to be a Scotsman, a court jester, a persnickitysort (sometimes), my confidant, my best friend, my friend when no one else is paying any attention to me and more. The first pix are from Halloween when Maynard G. Krebs was dressed as a court jester…unfortunately, no one came to see us! The next pix were taken today when we brought in a 35 lb. bag of new dog food. MGK felt it was his job to do a quality test on the food…with enthusiasm. It was too hilarious! Enjoy!