Motoring along



That's G The Husband and C The Boy (ha ha... "See" the boy...) in the window of an altered book. I made it for Father's Day last year, as a late entry in a tradition The Husband and I started soon after we got married. The rest of the pictures are at Flickr.

Usually, I give G handmade art on our anniversary, but that year he was sick as a dog. No, his dog has never been that sick, and not in that way. Suffice it to say that it was a recurring illness that started out as a cyst and ended up requiring intravenous antibiotics. I'd show you pictures, but there are laws against that sort of thing.

All I did at this time was take C to day care, go to work, pick C up from day care, feed them both, and crash. I mention this to say that I was terrified I was going to end up as a widow with a small child, a thousand miles away from my nearest relatives, in a house I couldn't afford on my own.

The illness eventually cleared up, but I still have G's big frickin' medicine bottles as proof that it happened. And they will become art, oh yes they will... yessss. And there was no way I'd be able to make any art for the anniversary, but The Husband said, "well, Father's Day is coming up. You could make me something for that." Voila -- my first completed altered book. Later, G's brother-in-law, who is the creative director for a poker website and knows design, paged through the book. And he really liked it, even though he's a "civilian" who'd never seen altered art before.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to add that cool moving-collage-linky-bit that I've seen other people do with their Flickr links.
After work.
I said, after work.
Really, I'm going now. Geez, you don't have to push.
Posted on September 18, 2007 and filed under "altered books", "dimensional collage", "personal art".