Friday, November 21, 2008

Project: Small Ideas Book (Completed)

Several weeks ago, I blogged about this wonderful book I made in a Carol Wingert Class. I'm happy to report that I've finished the project and it is going to be a Christmas present for... ooops, I almost gave away a secret! It's for someone who doesn't read my blog, so I feel safe posting pictures here.

After I finished the book, I gathered up a long list of my favorite quotes that I thought this young woman would also like. I sat down with several colors of pigment paint pens and a list of nearly 100 quotes, and slowly began the process of handwriting them into her book, along with a personalized note at the beginning. I was completely surprised when I ran out of quote before I ran out of blank pages! I went back to my quotations list and gathered more. There are more than 100 quotes written in here, and I've left room for her to begin adding in her own quotes.

I'm very excited to have my first family Christmas present finished (it's only a month away now!) and I know my young niece will love this.

More pictures available on Flickr.
Project code: 2800021


Chris said...

how pretty is this? What an honor it will be to get this from you. Your stamp is on it all. From your other work I've seen, it will be well received...

[Charlene] said...

Thanks so much, Chris.

Sheila Bocchine, Pinhole Photographer said...

wow. your book is gorgeous! she'll love it!

also, i love this blog! i'm adding it to my rss reader right now!!!

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[Charlene] said...

Thanks, Sheila.

To everyone else who reads this, Sheila is a fabulous pinhole photographer. Her work is amazing, interesting, and stunning. Check her out!