I started altering a book because of Effy Wild's project...Book of Days...but - as much as I'd like to - I just haven't had time to watch all those videos.
What happened...is that I'm working in the book at odd times - here and there - and seeing lots of eye candy on Flickr and FaceBook - which is related to the project.
I've decided to treat it as a journal...incorporating challenges that I want to participate in - that mean something to me - into the pages. If I play along with the videos that'll be great too.
It's also a sort of visual diary with just a few written words here and there.
One thing I know...my book...Evolution 2k12...
has all kinds of meaning, feeling and spiritualness about it! And...I am in love with the process. And...I AM evolving!
The spread pictured in this post came about after watching one of the early videos where you make a fold-out. I used a tag that I'd stamped a hand onto previously and added ink to match the luscious color of the ink used on the pages.
I got 'stuck' on what to put under the hand and left it alone for a few days.
My granddaughter - who comes every day now - and is a strong minded, opinionated little lady of four years old...has caused some impatience in annie! grandma's countenance.
So...I'm practicing loving unconditionally and being grateful for this precious, most precious little person.
The phrase, 'My heart is in your hands' kept running through my mind.
Hence, the hearts under the hand.
When I began the book, I used an old one. The name of it was Beautiful Stories That Never Grow Old. It has a picture of a woman reading to a child...which you can still see even after I added paint and stuff to the cover. It makes me think of my Sophia. And of my word for the year...Evolution.
So when Carol Wiebe made a comment that she was sure beautiful stories would evolve through this book...it gave me new insight. As I wrote in a note to her...
When you made the comment about beautiful stories evolving in my altered book...it opened new insight to me. I hadn't consciously put together 'beautiful stories' with 'evolution' or the fact that they were both on the cover of my book of days. On one hand, I feel silly for not seeing it before...since I've been rather concentrated on it this week; on the other hand, I'm so thankful that you pointed it out to me and that it opens a whole new wonderful way of looking at this book. I WILL fill it with beautiful stories and with your permission, you'll be part of it!
And so, I've entitled these pages...Insight.