Sunday, April 13, 2008

Women of Courage- round robin

I'm packing up my Altered Book for the Women of Courage Round Robin- my book is going to make it's way all the way across the country and back!
So as I type- My Joan of Arc pages are scanning-
I'm scheming of something to pack in there for Linda-It is going to be something special that a lot of people who visit my blog comment about.... I'll leave it at that.
Here's the scoop on my WOC book:
1- the cover is not completely finished- I NEVER do the cover until I'm done with the entire book- but felt as if it needed something to help see the vision. so it will get a title card or raised embellishment- but i don't want to make it too tall- because of mailing...
2-The niche in the back of the book for St Joan can be added to if anyone feels like leaving devotions to the Saint. I'm not a Catholic- but I feel such a connection to this Saint, this woman, it's pretty uncanny- She has definitely been my muse- sitting right by me as I made these pages...
3-This book is about facing your fears and listening to your inner voice- it's what Joan stands for its her badge of courage- Honor it- have no fears in creating pages in this book- explore everything you are- listen to your inner voice- let your spirit be your guide....
Only when you face your fear an move through it can you reach your goal....
so with that i leave you with the litany against fear.....
I must not fear
Fear is the mindkiller
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration
I will face my fear
I will permit it to pass over me and through me
And when it has gone past I will turn my inner eye to see its path
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing
Only I will remain
inside cover
welcome and instructions        sign in page

last spread- niche 


Eastjewels said...

OMG Lorraine...Your Women of Courage book is so beautiful...I can tell a lot of thought and effort went into your wonderful art work for this project. I am speechless, you are so talented.

Judy K said...

What a neat book! Also congratulations on selling your altered book!

Lily Pepper said...

What a great book love the look of it. Your other books are wonderful too! I will be back to browse some more.

Christy said...

Hello, I am really looking forward to working in your book. I've some lovely 'vintage' photos of my mom that are going to look so nice I hope. PS: I hearted that lovely little dress you have on your Etsy... have to wait until 'payday' before it's mine... hopefully no one buys it before then LOL