Thursday, January 8, 2009

Altered book....romantic literature.......




This is for one of the members of my altered book group...Her theme is Romantic literature and she was thinking I believe of classic books....I thought of the usual and decided to do something different. The Scarlett Letter was a ground breaker for it's time and one of the first American Romantic Literature novels so I decided on it. It was hard to get a good photo because of my penchant for gloss gel medium. The first page I really like, the second, is kind of about the feeling of being labeled and alone...the darkness suited it I think. When I was a kid we all played author cards at our weekend houseboat that didn't have electricity. You have to make matches of authors and books they wrote. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of them. Wow! what a good memory of good times....

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

great altered book sounds like a good educational game you played on your houseboat which gave you a love of literature

purplepaint said...

Wow! You've been busy lady! Love all your new work!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE you do altered books too! I remember reading the Scarlet Letter in school and it made a huge impression on me. Love your pages, your colors are so dramatic (for lack of a better word, I just woke up ;) and cool!

Talking Horses Arts said...

I love it!
Andrea.