Monday, July 1, 2013

glue it tuesday: week 16

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I seem to have settled into a comfortable posting routine of glue on Tuesday and paint on Friday, with all the other crafty bits & bobs sandwiched in between wherever they may fall. This week I have to switch my glue and paint, though, because I'm working on a collage project that required an all-day painting bonanza (see mess above) and still is not dry (thank you humidity), so it will have to be tomorrow or Thursday before I can get to the cut & paste part. Hopefully by Friday I'll be able to show the final finished pieces (they're samples for a class I'm teaching next month.)

Thanks to the surprising number of you who stuck it out in the last post all the way through to the magic carpets and beer! If you're really taken with miniature books like I was when I went on my thumb book binge, you'll be fascinated by this article my friend Sarah wrote (she's an archivist) on a 1896 printing of A Letter from Galileo to Madame Christina di Lorena (original published in 1636) that measures just under one inch. I've never seen movable type so tiny!

As always, thanks for joining us -- and if you are new this week, welcome! We have only one rule and that is: if it's glued, it goes. Unless you paint, like I do. So you see you can post pretty much anything here and get away with it.



16 comments:

Giggles said...

It's always a pleasure to follow your words and your work!! I'm going to pop out to your link now!! Have a wonderful week!!

Hugs Giggles

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm really enjoying the Tuesday Glue; Friday Paint approach to the week, too. For Fridays, I've been doing my Summer of Color postcards. I think you'll be seeing a lot of this altered book project this month on GIT.
Rinda

Paper rainbow said...

Joinng up for the first time this week! Looking forward to visiting you all. :)

tangledpen said...

So colorful! I love all the papers... and I'm curious to see what you'll do with them :)
(What kind of paint did you use?!)

Also, thank you SO much for sharing the link to the miniature book... this is incredible! I really enjoyed reading the article and studying the pictures.
Happy GIT! Cheers, Jana

artatag said...

I do love love your use of colour. It is good for the soul. I always have to smile, when I open your page on Tuesday. And I followed your adventures with great interest.
Hugs
Gabriele

iHanna said...

I've been working on my Glue Books a lot since the start of the Glue Tuesday idea, and today I'm sharing a post on how and why everyone should have one! Yay! I hope you like it.

Ariel said...

What bright colors! Love this picture and I'll be back to see when it's finished.

Susie said...

Your colors here are amazing. Love your work and your creative spirit. I am behind on my GIT offerings but always find a moment to take a peek at everyone's art. On a side note you really might enjoy this artists work http://xochisolis.com/paintings Her works completely captures the spirit of Glue It Tuesday. I came upon her blog hopping last week and have become smitten.

Linda said...

that looks like one really yummy project-love all the color!!!

Deborah Weber said...

Oh what delicious-looking papers - can't wait to see what they become.

storybeader said...

hope the humidity leaves your area, and you enjoy the 4th. {:-Deb

Patricia/NYC said...

Delicious colors!!! What kind of paint is that? Joining up again this week :) I'm hooked, or rather, glued! ;)

Marit said...

I let you get away with the paint-post Aimee, just because it is YOU and I LOVE paint, especially when it comes in bright colours!!! Hope the pages are dry by now... happy glueing!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Oooooh those colors! I can't wait to see what youll be doing with all that once it is dry

Textile Recycler said...

I love those pages just as they are... even tho I know you'll do something magical and fabulous with them...

Look Between the Lines said...

I just stumbled onto your blog from Ginger Blue, and am in love! I'm adding a link to my blogroll!