Alicia’s Tallest Handmade Book in the World Project

today I am sharing something I made month’s ago…

what with one thing and another going on here I have not made much art recently…

as some of you surely know already the talented, imaginative and inspiring Alicia has a really exciting and wonderful project going on…

the  pages I created ended up with lots of layers because they kept changing over the months while sitting on my art table…

photographing the gold and blue tissue was a little tricky…

it all began with the Gustav Klimt tissue on the inside…

do they REALLY expect anyone to blow their nose on Der Kuss…

the open pages measure 8 x 6″ (20.32 x 15.24 cm)…

  I decided to tear a peek a boo hole in the front and add the green netting…

I thought the quote speaks beautifully to how Alicia carries herself and works to turn her dreams into reality…

“Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.   Notice the bumble bee the small child and the smiling faces.  Smell the rain and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith

as the April deadline to submit pages for Alicia’s book approaches I am hoping to put some final touches on my second submission for the book and get it in the mail very soon … you still have time to play along for a very good cause!

many thanks for all of your recent good wishes…

reading each comment is a gift that I appreciate so very much! OXO

footnote: thanks to Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover for getting me to dig deeper over at Alicia’s bbb…here is an update with her 27 April deadline information…not too late to join in!

20 responses to “Alicia’s Tallest Handmade Book in the World Project

  1. I agree about the quote and your work is so pretty… love the blue and gold together… xox


  2. aah, wonderful Patty! The Kiss is one of my favorite paintings. Love how it came all together, the blue and the gold, a really beautiful piece, they’re lucky to have you ; ) I ❤ collaborative projects~


  3. Susan Reaney

    What beautiful work and what a lovely quote! It really touches me. My computer has crashed and I am writing on my IPad with one finger. I want to write you a note but I don’t have your email ;-(


  4. What a wonderful quote and what inspiring work! The blue in your work is always so vibrant, full of life. Hope you are fine and your eyes are doing well.
    Have a lovely Easter weekend, Petra.


  5. I love the quote, too. And…those tissues are only to be used for tears!!! I saw this earlier today on my iphone, but it’s hard to leave comments when I’m on the iphone………..


  6. stempelchaotin

    Oh my sweet Patty what a wonderful book.
    Absolutely gorgeous and I love the quote.

    I wish you and your family a HAPPY EASTER sweetie !!!! xoxo


  7. I love Gustav Klimt’s art- and this is one of my favorites! Great peek through and perfect quote (as always!) Great use if tulle!


  8. Beautiful pages Patty!!
    Happy Eater!


  9. Beautiful book, awesome pages, I love Klimt too.
    Wish you Happy Easter dear Patty
    xox Anja


  10. I looked on Alicia’s site and couldn’t find the final due date for entry. I would like to join. Maybe you could pop over to my blog and let me know the final date she is taking art.

    I am a big Klimt fan, too, and I have that image on a postcard from some museum I went to back in the 80s. Can’t even remember, since I did so much traveling back then. Looks like you are in your “blue period,” too, just like Picasso (grin).


  11. I’ll have to pop over later and see her work. I like what you have created though very much love the peekaboo netting and lovely quotes Dxx


  12. OH THANK YOU so much for the date, Patty. You are a DOLL.


  13. This book is fabulous! Love love love it!

    Dear Patty, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Easter and a few nice days!
    Hugs MARTINA ♥


  14. It’s very lovely! So much texture!!
    Have a wonderful Easter!


  15. Ooohhh Patty… wouldn’t it be nice if your pages ended up next to mine? I love your entry for this project!


  16. Looks fab, I keep promising myself to start more things like this , this is truly an inspiration


  17. Wow, such a wonderful project, love the colors and all the details. Happy Easter to you and yours.


  18. Hello,
    c’est magnifique, les couleurs sont superbes et j’adore Klimt.


  19. Patty this is gorgeous. Colors are fabulous. Well done.
    Hope you have a wonderful Easter.


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