Thursday, April 3, 2014

today i meet with my printing group.  we bring a pot luck lunch, 

chat and then go to work.   there has been a nip in the southern 

california air so i made a pumpkin ginger soup. before i go 

i wanted to show you a journal spread in my altered little japanese book.



moving forward with attitude




i found this book in the used books selection at the library. 





 it brought back memories of being a college student at the 

university at santa barbara, feeling free, living by the beach

with my high school best friend as my roommate.  the vietnam 

war was going on, friends were being drafted or dodging the draft,

protests on campus rather than studies ran the roost, 'antiestablishment'

talk at the cafeteria.   i developed and ran an on campus tutoring program

designed for the minority students who met the enrollment quota but were

not prepared academically.  it was a heady time.  i read this book then.



drawings by gibran







it was a one dollar treasure.  i plan to alter the book

and created poems from the pages within.



wishing you a lovely day

XOXO

21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful find and lucky too. I love the movement you have achieved in your journal spread.

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    1. i can't help but be delighted in finding a bargain. it might be more of a thrill than actually owning an item. have a lovely weekend!

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  2. That soup sounds delish. I have a Khalil Gibran book as well, called The Secrets of the Heart, published in 1971. You reminded me that it's in my library of good reads. I love your moving forward with attitude. Nice work. Have fun at your printing group place.

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    1. it's one of my favorite soups and was a hit at the meeting. thanks for commenting today, gloria.

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  3. love the energy in your spread above...yes, it is good to keep moving forward for sure!

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    1. yes, moving forward and lots of play dates!

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  4. To find a bargain treasure is always exciting. To alter it should result in a really fine product.

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    1. i hope it does. i will not be able to get to it for a while but i will know it is waiting to be altered. thanks for the comment, fran.

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  5. great post, Irene. Those drawings are amazing! Beautiful description of your day, sounds so nice, relaxing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your moments and memories as well!

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    1. Hi Aga, thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  6. That is just what we need more of, attitude! A good dose of attitude. The chicken video that Jacki sent us certainly mirrors your wonderful spread! :-)

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  7. Wonderful post, love your attitude, and I would have loved some of that soup! Valerie

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  8. Oh, wow! That book is amazing. Can't wait to see what you do with it, Irene.

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  9. Great book find and love your sketch. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Love the combination of paint and graphite in your journal! The Gibran book will be a really fun one to alter!

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  11. Hi Irene,
    I have the very same book.Love the bird in the Japanese book.
    The Pumpkin Ginger Soup sounds comforting. It was sunny this morning but then it changed to rain in the afternoon and turned cold, your soup would be a cozy dinner only hubby made us Sheppard's Pie, good too!
    Look forward to seeing your poetry book alteration….Have fun creating.

    Annabelle : )

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  12. Great painting and a great find... I also read it at university... Hope the lunch was wonderful...xx

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  13. Great journal page-I love that bird's attitude:) What a really great find getting that book for only $1!

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  14. I love your memories. Brings back my own. I too lived in CA during Viet Nam. Berkeley was explosive. I too read this book and still have it on my shelf. Can you believe how long ago this was?
    As always I am inspired by your art.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  15. I too remember reading that book at university. Love the attitude of your spread.

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  16. How can you NOT have attitude moving forward with that fancy bunch of feathers on your head? I LOVE your piece. Lovely. Great book discovery. I look forward to seeing your alterations.

    Happy Paint Party Friday!
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