Monday, November 29

playing with books

I'm not quite sure how it's happened, but lately there's been a creative storm brewing around here. I've gotten a ton of playtime in with books, paper and paint.
Years ago I did a lot of scrapbooking, so I have boxes of gorgeous papers that have sat idle for too long. I pulled them out a few weeks ago and I literally sat for a day just adding papers into books as it rained outside. Little pieces here and there that reminded me why I feel in love with books to begin with.
For the next few days I played with pen and ink, and then I dove into some new Luminarte paints. I've always loved Twinkling H20's, but I hadn't ever used Luminarte Color Concentrates. What a fast, clean, easy way to cover a blank page with color! They dry quickly as well, so there isn't a lot of down time waiting for pages to dry. While the glimmer does show well in photos, I'm loving the shine it adds!
I'll continue to add to these books over time whether its with paint and ink, or more scraps of paper. And then one day when I need to clear my head, I'll pull these books out and write up a storm, letting my words fall out onto the opened page. That's when I write the most... when there's a storm brewing inside my head that won't be kept quite any longer!
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