A discarded book was the inspiration for this little paper dress. I sorted through many ideas of what to use the pages for - then stumbled across this cute idea of a dress.
I have now made several, adding embroidery and/or sequins and/or ribbons. The possibilities are endless.
The picture here is one of my handmade journals. The dress is so cute on the front.
When making items from old books, I do like to use only the books that have been discarded - the ones that no one wants, and which no one wants to buy, or ones which are damaged beyond repair. And I am a big fan of recycling and upcycling. So I was pleased to be able to upcycle many of this particular book's pages into art. I still have lots of pages to use up.
Photos have rich personal meaning. And photos are unique: if they are lost, the information they provide can never be replaced.
How long will your photos last on a CD, a jump drive, on your computer? Does your new tablet read the CDs you stored photos on oh so many years ago. Do you make backup copies? Have you checked if the digital photos you took 10, even 5, years ago are still intact? Can you still access them?
How will you feel if you lost them?
Check out this information from the Library of Congress on what steps you should be taking to ensure your digital photos are archived properly and to prevent loss.
Identify where you have digital photos
Decide which photos are most important
Organize the selected photos
Make copies and store them in different places
For more information:
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.