Sunday, September 7, 2008

One of my Favorite Treasures-Books!

Books are one of my favorite things, aren't you thankful that you were given the gift of literacy? Another treasured kind of book is an altered book, they fascinate me! I have always had within me the spirit of exploration. As a girl I loved to wander the forests of my girlhood home and find special places just for me. Altered books fill this requirement for my soul. I love all the pockets and tags and flaps. They just beckon to me to explore and find the treasure within it's cover. I think I would have been a great pirate!

If you don't know by now, one of my dearest friends is our LOC challenge hostess Laura. Our first artistic project together was an altered book for each other. We used the letters of our names to guide our pages. This is an example of what Laura gave me.

Incidentally, she made this for me and gave it to me for my 40th birthday. What a gift, it still makes me tear up to think about opening this package I got in the mail. No one had ever made something so special for me, ever! A true treasure, just like our friendship! I know this isn't my art work but Laura's(I got permission to post this way) however, I thought it only fair to show her book since she used mine for the challenge inspiration!

So I guess in a round about way you eventually see my work and hers, just not in the conventional way-which is just how we like it!


Laura said...

You're such a love, and a fun and creative friend, Heather! Thank you for the honor.
Big Hugs, Laura

Karen Owen said...

This is amazing! I know you will always treasure Laura's beautiful gift.

Heather Robinson said...

What a fabulous gift to receive on your 40th birthday from such a dear and talented friend. I am just blown away by its artistry. Wonderful new Layers of Color gallery. I'm going to be spending a lot of time there....I can tell!

Laura said...

Hope you get the time to check out the sweet compliments on your book (on the challenge blog).
Sending you blessings!