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« on: May 10, 2014 08:03:01 PM »

This came to me in a dream a few weeks ago - you know, those vivid dreams that kind of stick in your mind even when you wake up.  These are why I keep a pencil and pad on the nightstand.  Anyways, I had this poem or phrase that kept coming to me in my dream with some vivid images and I woke up thinking I need to make this into an art book of some kind and this was what I came up with. 

I also have vivid dreams like this about bead shopping - those dreams make me so happy - but I always wake up as I am paying and what a humongous let down that is.

Anyways - warning, this is rather pic heavy, even though it is only a few pages long.


It is made with each page being several pieces of chipboard thick because they are several layers of cut pieces over each other to give a dimensional effect, and hand painted with acrylics.



It also became a great way for me to practice lettering.





The book is 4"x4", and probably a bit over an inch wide.  I used washi tape to hide the rougher cut eges.





It was a lot of fussy cutting, and gluing of pieces together, and I had to work a few problems out as I went along, but ultimately, I am happy to have finished it and quite like it.  Besides - it's always nice to make a dream come true now, isn't it  Wink

More details and pictures in my blog post.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014 03:31:34 AM »

Beautiful and it is so well done, too. Like the lettering has little raindrop details. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014 07:24:59 AM »

Yes!  That is exactly what I did - I love spring rain Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014 01:00:20 AM »

Just gorgeous! Your lettering is the perfect style for this, it looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014 06:44:23 PM »

Thank you - I have been trying to practice with my lettering - less of my usual messy scrawl and into something prettier/more artistic.
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