Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stacks of Old Books and Covers

Inspired by Seth Apter at The Altered Page, I decided to post a few images of one of my favorite stacks. I love old books. I love the covers as well as the insides. Not sure which I love more, the insides or the covers! I love the old and yellowing pages, the cracked bindings, the markings inside...yeup, I love it all. 

What will I do with all these old books and covers? I'll probably use the insides eventually in my mixed media art projects and the covers to make art journals. But for now, I think I'll just enjoy looking at them a while longer as they are. :)

Soon, I'll be posting some artwork created on book pages so watch for that. It's a whole new adventure for me and I'm looking forward to sharing these art pieces with you all!




Oh the lovely possibilities!!  :)  So what do your stacks look like? Visit the Altered Page and have a gander at some other artists and creatives and their lovely stacks. I'd love it if you would share a link to YOUR stacks in your comments below! 

11 comments:

Robin said...

Nothing better than a stack of great books...all kinds..!I cant wait to see what you do with the pages..!

H.D. Campbell said...

I love old books!cant wait to see what you do next with them!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Great book stacks. Can't wait to see what you create with them!

bohemiannie! art said...

Thanks a ton for the comment on my blog! I love your beautiful book stacks!

Easy Cool said...

very nice..

Svetlana said...

I have a weakness for old books and your stack is so inviting.

nuvofelt said...

I have stacks!

http://justsnaps.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/layers-of-colour/

I love stacks, I think there are some on chittlechattle.wordpress.com too, but I couldn't find them

Lovely stacks of books.

Julie said...

I agree..nothing better than a stack of old books! Thank you for coming by to see my stack too. Have a great weekend.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great possibilities yes, love these stacks. Love your painted skies, so expansive. Thanks for following, right back at you. xox Corrine

Sparkleblue Faery said...

What yummy books! They would make excellent "re-bound" books or even canvases. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!
Peace,
Karis

john dyhouse said...

I have been collecting books from second hand and charity stores for some time. Mostly I started collecting for use in collage projects but atarted to read and scan in images, now I collect books for those old images and poetry books. Creating art work on or in those books is also something I do, has been collaged so far ( altered books) but painting seems fun.I will be having a go - thanks for the suggestion - John

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