Sunday, August 23

Reconstruction

A couple of years ago I found this little Victorian album, which was in pretty bad shape. Like many things (too many things), I bought it with the thought that I would be able to create something with it someday.
I've recently been inspired by a piece that Judy created for a workshop she's teaching in Cortona, Italy, and also by something of Keith Lo Bue's that I saw in this book. AND by this book that I shot a year ago.
So someday arrived this weekend.

I'm still feeling a little cabochon for the middle of the medallion on the spine . . .

17 comments:

  1. oh I love this Leslie! very visually chewy!!!

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  2. wow, I'm impressed! Beautiful Leslie.

    How are ya?

    xo
    joanna

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  3. Very pretty! I love old books, and this looks so cool.

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  4. this is gorgeous beyond words. i love it!! you never cease to amaze me with your boundless creativity.

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  5. I love the finished, well almost finished, product. You have a great eye for treasures.

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  6. These keep getting better and better and better!! In love with the Xs!

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  7. Truly a treasure as are the precious faces on your header image!
    I am Anna and I want to thank you for holding me in your thoughts.
    Do drop by my healing garden if you have time and bring your book along and sit awhile..hope the bench is NOT occupied when you arrive! =^.^= smiles.NG

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  8. this is some kind of wonderful!

    xox - eb.

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  9. How great is this??!! Just a beautiful little gem! Love the binding technique ~ Deb

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  10. WOW this is gorgeous Leslie.Dont forget to send that Judy home when your done we miss her
    Jen

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  11. Nice work, giving something a new lease on life. And I hope that the same is going to happen in your other blog too. As you have said, fingers crossed.

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  12. What a Reconstruction Leslie!
    YOUR's is SO FINE.
    That little laky on the front looks so good as a focus.
    YOU are so creative~
    it's great
    and so are you!!

    xox
    Constance

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  13. AS you know already I love what you have done.
    Thats lil book Saints Harp is the book I bought in Philli with you there. It sits atop my studio bench. I love it and whn i saw this piece it reminded me of that book - how funny.
    xoxoxox

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  14. This is so gorgeous, and now that I've seen the cabochon there, it's just perfect. You're rocking this.

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