Friday, April 12, 2013

Book of Possibilities 2013

I saw a movie a few months ago with Queen Latifah (who I think is FABULOUS by the way!) called "The Last Holiday", and in the movie, she had created something called a "Book of Possibilities". In the book was places she wanted to go, things she wanted to do, etc... Ever since I saw that, I've been wanting to do one of my own books.

I've been gathering up bits and pieces, clippings, articles, pictures, drawings, and various other pretties and tacking them on the bulletin board in my art studio but it's not all neat and tidy and gathered together. I want something that I can open up, flip through, delight in, dream over, and add to any time I want. Kind of like the one above maybe...

For the design of the book, I'm considering something like a binder so that I can add pages in, but I also want something handmade, not a vinyl D-ring binder. I might even use a scrapbook with a cover that I can customize and make my own.

I do this sort of thing already with an "idea" book for art. I've got one of those hard bound sketch books and I either sketch directly in it, or I might cut out little doodles that I've done on other paper and paste it into the book, or I'll take a pic of pieces I've created and tape it onto a blank page then write a description around it. Just with the small amount I've done, I find I enjoy looking through and back to see some of my scrawlings or ideas. I leave it by my bed sometimes so if a thought pops into my head, I can write it/sketch it really quick before it evaporates into la-la land forevermore.

Being a Halloween fan and artist, of course this one is my absolute favorite! Note to self: Get started!


Dede said...

It is sooooo good to hear from you! I have to say I love the idea of this and I think this is going to be something that I am going to make for George and I. I love the top one, very cool, but like you I want to be able to add to it. Can't wait to see your final book! I bet it will be amazing. Wishing you a creative weekend!


By Way of Salem said...

Thanks my friend! Good to hear from you too as always. Hope you're well :) Yes, I think it'd be a fun project! It's on my drawing board and I'll post it when I'm done. Take care!!! J

Connie said...

Hi There!!! Love, love, love your site. It looks like this is the place to visit when I am having a boring day . . . nothing boring about this blog. I loved that movie and had forgot about the book . . . I would say that you took her idea and ran with in . . . your book is marvelous. Your blog is so full of energy, love it! We have some mutual followers so I think that we were destined to cross paths at some point. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you over to follow me back. I have met the nicest people in blog-land :)
Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)