If you haven’t noticed I love books! I love all things about books. I even love my Kindle even though it does not smell and feel like a book. It is the perfect traveling companion and if you had told me when Chris gave me my very first one years ago when they were brand spanking new that I would fall in love with it I would have told you that you were crazy.
Another thing that I have discovered that I love is book art. There are so many wonderful ways to use books these days that are no longer of use for reading. Crafty people have found great ways to repurpose books and give them new life. I recently bought this beauty from Alana of The Paper Dame. I love it and hope that I can keep it alive. She did a special order for me and got me a red book .
I hang out at the library a bit –as a matter of fact that is where I am right now as I write this. A current exhibit that they have sitting around is a tribute to book art and many of them were created by the resident children’s librarian and although she does not want any “exposure” and declined the opportunity for fame and fortune which a feature on my blog would bring I do have to give credit where credit is due. So thank you to Mason City Public Library and your awesome staff for all that you do. The following pictures are just a few of the wonderful items on display currently.
A cute little birdhouse book!
My favorite—an angel.
Great display book.
Rolls of paper tubes make a neat display.
X marks the spot
More lovely book art
Two books I checked out with great intentions…..doubtful I will make anything out of them but they are pretty neat to look at.