Altered Book // Quincy’s Flowering Word List
Here, now, I will reveal a few things about myself.
(1) Firstly, I work at a place that makes books. I’m all page counts and paper weights and ISBNs, ten hours a day. I explain the difference between white paper and cream paper. French flaps and duplex covers. Sometimes, I get paper cuts.
I’m up to my ears in books . . . and imperfect books that need to go to the garbage. And so, I thought I might embark on an altered book project. Here we go.
This book mobile may look familiar – I see them all over the place. I thought this looked fairly straight-forward and a good place to start a first project. Of course, nothing is as easy as it looks. I learned this the hard way when trying to ride my bike with no hands for the first time. (2)
Nicky was really liking this until I tried adding some color to the petals. I thought it needed a little something – and I think I like that little something – but then again, maybe I hate it. I can’t tell yet.
(3) The house we rent does not let in very much light (which you may or may not have noticed by the photos I take). So, I snapped these outside in the wind.