Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Renewal" Fabric/Paper Book


Hello All!
Happy Saturday Night!


 Ages ago I began a little book, and posted about it Here...


Now my collection Vintage lace and fabric/paper pages is complete!

Yay!


It is a very simple design, inspired entirely by Traci Lyn Huskamp
and her book which I talk about in the post linked above.


I let sentences from vintage books speak for me...

(This old stained piece of hook and eye tape finally found it's purpose 
in holding the two worlds above and below together....)


...rows of vintage lace and scraps of  blue cotton...
show the layers beneath the soil where she lay...
and the layers of her subconscious as well.
(whoa, heavy!) lol!

(she is an image transfer onto muslin,
and I pulled it off while still hot so that some of
the transfer would  not stick)


Key elements for me.... rest and  refresh  : )


Layers of elements, images on muslin.
Divine help for healing,
and the joyful power of flowers. 


The last two pages....
Being still...
listening to the birds...


More layers and bits.
A vintage calling card I altered....


A rusty ring found in the road,
A brass butterfly saved for twenty years.
Some binding from an old book that was falling apart. 


The culmination of resting and rejuvenating....
"Renewal"

Being out in nature has always been refreshing for me.

As I contemplated what this book would be about,
A theme around the healing powers of nature felt good.

The winter can be long, 
and this one has been quite dark and dreary at times...

Sometimes the winter can be within us
and not about the season at all...

Being outdoors,

being still,

present,

 enjoying the beauty,
 
appreciating all around,
I found will help me during both types of winter,

I enjoyed using this new medium to express!
Thank you Traci for inspiring me : )

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Thank you all for stopping by for a visit!
I appreciate you taking the time to come by!
I may be posting Tea Cup Tuesday later than usual,
on Tuesday morning....

Hugs,
Terri

36 comments:

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Terri WOW if winter can bring this beautiful art work out of you. Then let it be winter. You're so right sometimes winter can be in us.
Sending blessing,
Marlene

The Junque Seeker said...

Terri, your book is just amazing! I knew I would love it because of the aqua, but you've created a true work of art and I'm captivated! Congratulations on completing such a beautiful project.

sharon said...

I am speechless Terri! This is thee most gorgeous book I have ever seen! You have expressed yourself so beautifully with so many wonderful vintage details and personal pieces that mean so much to you, I hope it brings you comfort and healing and light and renewal. I cannot say how much I love it!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
this is really wonderful. A book full of romantic dreams. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Have a wonderful weekend.
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea said...

Inspirational sentiments, nice details- I like the stitching! Have a lovely weekend :)

Dawn Gold said...

Each page is so beautiful - the colours, textures, everything is to die for... I adore this book x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Terri
Your 'Renewal' fabric book is so beautifully created.
From the angelic image on the front cover to each and every embellished page - it is exquisite.
You have used so many lovely pieces of lace and sari silk - gorgeous colours too!
I'm inspired!
Hugs
Shane xox

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo beautiful! LOVING all that lace!!!

JoAnne said...

Your book is exquisite Terri!

Sylvia said...

Your book is so pretty, I love the words.

Netty said...

wow your book and pages are totally gorgeous, hugs Annette x

Frieda Oxenham said...

This is simply too, too gorgeous for words, Terri. Looking at the pictures is an almost sensuous experience. I want to reach out and stroke!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
So beautiful and contemplative. You've inspired me to start another mixed media journal!
enJOY a beautiful Sunday,
Kimberly

Rhondamum said...

Hey stranger! I miss seeing your smiling face. Your book is just wonderful! You obviously put your heart into it and it shows. Thanks for the inspiration and hope to chat soon! xoxo Rhonda...

Marianne said...

Terri, Terri! How inspiring and BEAUTIFUL!! We have always been kindred souls in many ways - loving vintage textiles and especially with renewing and refreshing. I, too am on that path once again. Especially with a recent career disappointment I waited so long for (not the disappointment, but the outcome), but I know God has something more wonderful for me.

This book is so absolutely lovely. Your dyed fabrics and ribbons are stunning, and the total composition of the piece is MOST elegant. Yes, the way you pulled off the transfer so that it wouldn't stick all the way was brilliant.

All in all this is a splendid creation of your soul. I love it, beyond words - truly. Thank you for sharing this and inspiring me with something so pretty to look at.

Blessings for more wonderful creations for both of us,

Marianne xo

Holly M said...

This takes my breath away. I sigh. I swoon. Thank you for this beautiful Sunday morning vision.

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Terri ~ what you have created is SO splendid and beautiful in every way...
the images...
the colors and special touches each speak to me on so many levels...

Thank you for sharing your passion for creating and taking the time to show it so beautifully...

you must be so pleased with how this turned out!

you inspire me again and again...

must go back for another look and I could not agree more about the healing power of nature...

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours always ♥
oxo

loudowning54 said...

This is a stunning piece of art. I love all of the elements that you used. That antique hook and eye tape is one of my favorite pages, but I love them all!!

Linda said...

Terri I think you have totally outdone yourself. This book is breathtaking and so full of beautiful thoughts-not to mention all the imagery, bits, and laces-wow!!

Dorthe said...

Oh Terri,
your book is stunning dear friend... in every way I love what you created,-all the laces, the images you used, and the colours of nature : ,both from soil,the trees -and the sea and sky . So beautiful together.
I so agree that winter is also sometimes within ourselves -even in summertime, and your book will surely give joy ,comfort, healing and happy feelings -,also to a sad mind, if necessary .Just gorgeous, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

June said...

This is absolutely beautiful Terri! The beautiful collage book and your heart which I feel through your lovely writing. This post has blessed me today!
hugs from here...

Kathy said...

Wow, this is just stunning in both the design and the sentiments!

Margie said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Terri. What a wonderful creation - each page is a delight and the book is something to treasure. Thanks so much for sharing it with us - I would love to make something like this but it might just have to be on a smaller scale! Margie

Luvcreatincards said...

Ohh Terri,
You have worked your magic yet again to create this gorgeous keepsake book. There is so much attention to detail and your choice of colours, textiles and texts are absolutely charming. You must be delighted with it. Thank you for sharing this darling lilttle treasure with us.

Christine LeFever said...

It is so very beautiful, Terri. I bought the book by Traci Lyn Huskamp because of your incredible inspiration from it, and of course, it is all that you say. Your Fabric/Paper Book deserves a better name that that, the likes of which I cannot find the words. Heavenly.

Becky Loyall said...

Terri this turned out so breathtaking! i love your artwork. I am so glad you shared the finished product it truly is beautiful.
Xxxxx
Becky

Lucille said...

What a beautiful work of art, Terri! I love everything about it! You are so very talented!

Createology said...

Terri Dear I have all reason to believe this is merely your first lace book. Divine is the message and Lacilicious is the style. So beautifully created my friend. May you find that comfort in your Winter. Blessings...

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So beautiful--love your work!

missy k said...

Absolutely completely and utterly beautiful.

So pretty and delicate.

Really an amazing piece of work Terri. I'm sure it looks even more wonderful in 'real' life.

A treasure.

Karen x

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Terri your final artwork on this fold out book is absolutely divine!
You must be so happy with the result and working on this would lift the heart of anyone - be it Winter within
or Summer within.
I can feel the love coming from it all the way from here.
Love the images you have chosen and all the little embellishments which go to create such a work of art.
Warm hugs,
Suzy

Cinderella Moments said...

Quite right about the long winter days! I am actually enjoying a gorgeous warm day as I read your post outside. The book is just heavenly good! All the layers and stained fabrics and beautiful words make for one dreamy project.
hugs♥,
Caroline

Marjanne said...

ohhhh terri.... no words to tell you how much I love this... breathtaking!

iris said...

hello
c'est magnifique
beaucoup d'imagination
une très belle réalisation
ou vous avez mis tout votre coeur
tendresse
edith (iris)

Victoria said...

Gorgeous art..stunning Terri...very sacred and special..each word and thread and image and adornment is blissful and beautiful..and carries your magical touch! Such talent..your creations are filled with spirit..beauty and elegance!!
Victoria

Jann said...

A gorgeous book-your hard work and love of art shines through so brightly!

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