Thursday, September 9, 2010

Round Robin Journal entry #2

Greetings! Here is my second Blog entry for the Half Moon Bay Altered Book Club. Now I thought that I should explain before anybody tells me how gross my spread turned out. Its really not my fault. This time I received Ammi's book. You can see the cover above. Sweet isn't it? A patch work quilt with butterflies and the title of Happiness is... But this book isn't what you think. Below you can see Ammi's first spread
Yes that's right it says Happiness is having six leopard sharks swimming around my feet! Huh?!
Leopard sharks around your feet? Now how sick is that! Not to mention leopard sharks really aren't very nice animals. OK so you see what I mean? Not my fault. I live in Half Moon Bay where there is at least one Great White shark attack per year so naturally the entrie group's thoughts turn to shark attack. All I can say is that Ammi is totally responsible for what happens next. Oh yeah guys it's on!
Here is Lisa's Spread. A lovely bedroom with words that read: Happiness is a comfy bed to dream in after a swim with sharks. And yes the woman across from the words is holding a book called Shark Attack. Now it's definately on. The most natural thing for me to do is to continue on with the theme. RIGHT?! So here's my spread below.
So my spread reads: Happiness is finding your finger after a swim with sharks. I started the left hand side of the spread with a dyed paper towel (thank you Traci Bautista) because it had an under water look. The shark is my own photo of the cheesy shark billboard at the Point Montara Lighthouse advertizing their espresso bar. I've actually become kind of attached to this ridiculous sign. I thought this was a better image than a real shark just to keep the subject lighter.
The next page has a chipper Edwardian lady swimming in the water. The water texture was made with with gel medium and the sky with fiber paste. You can see the woman call out: Yoo Hoo I've found it! And below her is her finger. There is a little blood dripping down her arm and in the water. Well you gotta keep the art real.
Here's mister shark. He's in love because he just got the scent of her blood in the water. Awwww what a nice shark.
Here's a close up of the chipper lady and the final finishing touch-a finger book mark so that anyone looking through this book can keep their place.
Yes I know. I'm afraid this book brought out my darker instincts. I'll admit it. But hey at least it ends on an upbeat note. She did find her finger after all.


Maria Ontiveros said...

That is toooo funny!!!!
I'm not sure this is what Ammi had in mind, but I'm sure we're all going to have a great time.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! I am still laughing my ass off. This is GREAT!!!!! Totally made my day. Love, love, love it! Lis