explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Monday, August 5, 2013

Collage Obsession: Gardening

A happy coincidence! Collage Obsession's challenge this week is on the theme of "gardening," and I just finished my summer art project, an altered book with the theme of "My Fantasy Garden." My gardens exist only in my dreams, because I don't have the knowledge, talent, or inclination to create and maintain one of my own. However, in my fantasies, I can have a gorgeous, boldly colored garden with as many exotic birds and butterflies as I want! Below are photos of the cover and the first two pages.

Another coincidence: Yesterday I was invited to see my next-door neighbor Linda's new rain garden, in all its colorful beauty, complete with butterflies and a visiting hummingbird! I've included a photo of her lovely rain garden beneath my altered book photos. Thanks, Linda!


altered book cover





altered book first two pages


Linda's rain garden


10 comments:

Lou Whoish said...

What an amazing project!

Diane said...

Wonderful!!

beth conklin said...

Beautiful book! How nice to have a garden that never dies or fades!! Lovely!

Deann said...

Wow Sherry these are just gorgeous I really adore that altered book cover it's one of your best in my opinion...well done.

peggy gatto said...

Really beautiful pages, I love how nature makes such pretty things for us!!!

Tiffany said...

What a gorgeous altered book! How nice to have a "garden" of your own that's perfect :). Excellent idea!
Your neighbor's garden is lovely! I love hummingbirds!

traveller2006 said...

I love the idea of altering a book to create a fantasy garden

Electra said...

A very happy coincidence for us as well. And Linda's garden is lovely. I have never heard of a "rain garden".

Jeanette said...

Love your garden journal.

abby j said...

I know you can't judge a book by its cover, but I'm betting yours is a treasure!! :) The cover and pages are wonderful and colorful!!