Sunday, October 5, 2008

Life's an open road

I woke up early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, hampered perhaps by the cat that kept perching on my side to sleep and the dog curled up so near my legs that I had to sleep on an angle. So not being a TV person, especially not the infomercials on this early, I logged onto the internet to surf a little bit. Nothing like some early morning exercise to get you going! Caffeine from a Diet Dew doesn't hurt either.

Hope you check out the post I did last night about my goodies from yesterday. Today's picture is a scan from the first altered book I did that I talked about a few days ago. I'll probably be sharing some of these from time to time. Thought it was time to show some arty stuff. I finished a Halloween-themed piece, but it is a hostess gift so I can't show it until it's received. I'll probably be getting that swap in the mail tomorrow. These pages were done after I found the image of the girls in the car with the phrase "life's an open road". The words "get out of the maze and burn rubber" came to me making the page theme then, "get out of the maze, life's an open road, burn rubber". With that in mind, I wanted to show a road for the background so I used some textured spray paint then added the painted yellow double lines and then the skid marks. In retrospect, I wish I'd blended the maze and the picture around the edges a little more, but still I like the sentiment. Think it would make a good T-shirt. Have the maze on the front with the words, "get out of the maze", and then on the back the "life's an open road, burn rubber" part. Maybe I'll design one someday.

Get out there and burn rubber today!


Jeanie said...

This is fun, Jill. Love the colors. I've never done an altered book -- another thing I probably need to add to the list!

Holly said...

Hey Moms!
Sorry you couldn't sleep. I hate when that happens. It was neat to see this first altered page you did. I like it! As always, you are very creative :) Hope you have a great Sunday!

Love you,

Emmey said...

I remember this page too mom :). BTW, Bama loves you even though you talk about about her on your blog. Maybe she was a divine inspiration to wake you up and get your creative juices flowing! Also, I haven't had a chance to post, but I love the placemats!

Beth said...

That is cool Jill! My first altered book was rather pitiful as I didn't have a clue to what I was doing. I wish I had half of your talent!

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