I recently came across some old books that our local library was going to throw away. The insides had been damaged by water but the covers were still in excellent condition. Maybe it’s the author in me, but I hated to see those books laying in the trash so I grabbed them and took them home. Yes, you may call me a trash picker (I prefer the term “garbologist”), but the reality was I was now the possessor of four slightly worn books with water damage. I then set out on a quest to find something to do with my books. After searching a few crafty websites I decided to make a purse.
Here is the result:
I was pretty happy with my project and had originally planned to make them as Christmas gifts for some of my author friends, but life got in the way and I simply ran out of time. I may have to save them for special occasions, after all I still have three more books.
Here is a link for artist Brian Dettmer who carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. Like this:
His work is truly stunning and I am sure that I don’t have the talent or the time to take on a project like this, I think I’ll just stick with the purses.
Writing on the Sidewalk