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23 July 2008

Altered Book into an Art Journal

I have been taking part in a challenge set by Jean (Bluebird).
This month, Jean challenged us to alter a book to make an art journal.

I found my book, Sixteen Self Sketches by Bernard Shaw, in a charity shop.
It was just the right size for my first altered book
& has turned out to be a wonderful source of inspiration.

This is a picture of the book before work began.

This is the front cover now.

Here are a few of the pages that I have been working on.

By it's very essence, an art journal is a continuing project,
so there is no "completed" project to show.
Even pages I think are finished, I find myself going back to add a little bit more.


  1. daisy - i love it - it is worth the wait - beautiful xx

  2. I was wondering where you had been! Fantastic work Daisy! x

  3. Stunning work Daisy I Love it! thanks for playing along!xx

  4. Hi
    Daisy great altered book. Love all of it so far . We have missed your entries though LOL

  5. Awesome, Daisy! Aren't altered books so much fun?

  6. Fantastic journal! Altered books are my first love!!

  7. Wow - this is a new one on me - something else to try - what a fabulous book - glad to see you back!

  8. Wow! What a wonderful project to be working on Daisy... love everything you have done so far and look forward to seeing more!

  9. Hi Daisy

    Thought you'd been on holiday! - I love what you've been doing with your altered journal.....

    I hope you don't mind but you've been tagged - have a look on my blog!


  10. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It looks fabulous so far...keep us updated xxx

  11. Thank you for leaving such encouraging comments.

    I must say, although it took me a while to get started on this project, once I did I found it hard to think of anything else this month ... I just wanted to go on & do more pages (& add to the existing ones).

    Think I may have a new addiction :o)

  12. Simply love it Daisy ....

  13. Wow it's fab daisy! No wonder you were getting painty!! xxx

  14. WOW daisy - it is gorgeous. Well done you! I love it. :-) xxxx

  15. Very nice. It's worth taking some time with.

  16. I really Love your pages! It is addicting I think too! Your found poetry is brilliant as are all of your peekaboo pages, very inspiring!

  17. Beautiful beautiful job! This is something you will treasure and surely add to for a long long time! I am inspired!

  18. Your book is stunning Daisy! Thank you for sharing your pages here. I love the inclusion of your art pieces, and the niches are great :) Also love the butterflies fluttering throughout...