Around at my neighbours house this afternoon I saw her kids cutting up and creatively re-making some magazines and it reminded me of some workshops I attended a few years ago. One course was called visual diaries and as part of it we did a few evenings on altered books. I could only find these two (shown below), there are more but they have dissappeared into the crafty crud stash...hopefully to re-appear some day!
I found it really fun to take an old tired book and revamp it. I used mine as scrap books and note pads. I also made some little books that had a bit of a story to them.
The central image in the photo above is a beautful fabric freehand embroidered picture by Wendy Dolan, who I ended up doing my evening course with years later. I wish I'd had the chance to take the next level of the NCFE but I moved away (boohoo!).
Do you keep a sketch book or have any tucked away from years gone by? If you'd like to share them, I'd love to see, leave your blog address alongside your comment! There is something special about seeing how an idea has formed and all the different influences and inpiration that have fed into it.