Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Charity Shop Mini Haul

 We had chiropractor treatment today. As is usual afterwards, we go to Dunelm for coffee and lunch (bacon bap and coffee plus I bought a new pillow). As we were driving in, we noticed two charity shops that were not there last time, so paid them a visit:

I was a tad annoyed when we got home to find a gardening book in the bag (not what was picked up) and whatever book of use to me had been left behind:(

The book bottom left is chock full of gorgeous coloured pencil illustrations. Bottom right has a few beautiful pictures. Top left will mainly be background colour. The two books top right are intended to be turned into altered book journals once I have finished my current one. The top far right (Spiderwick) has a beautiful cover plus lovely pen and ink drawings in it. I may try and keep some if possible.

I think I have found what I want to do and oddly enough, it doesn't involve the things that I have made so far. I enjoyed doing them and will use the technique occasionally but not those actual ones. Still, they may make nice little gifts for someone or other.

I am veering towards collage altered books as journals and feel that is where my interests lie. Its odd really as I have watched hours and hours of such things, most I dislike but one or two really speak to me. No doubt, what I produce won't be liked by others but it is for my own use only so that is fine.


8 comments:

  1. I love what you produce. While they might not appeal to everyone, the thoughtful way you put them together is lovely.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you. I have been surprised where I have chosen to go. Very different to what I thought.

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  2. It sounds very interesting and I look forward to how it all works out.
    xx

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    1. So enjoying myself, it is so absorbing.

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  3. I love the idea of an altered journal and may give that a try myself. I have made a start looking at youtube and would value any recommendations you could make.

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    1. 49 dragonflies, book and paper arts, Gayle Agostinelli, Craftyirina, and Maremi small art are where I began. Eventually I have gone with collage.

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  4. Ooooh! You have a Susan Wheeler illustrated book there! Is that the one that was wrong? So lucky to have that find! Hope it works out for you.

    X Chy

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    1. No, we ended up with a gardening book somehow so have no idea what was left behind. Decided her book is too nice to use.

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