Paris is very much on my mind . My daughter and I spent April in Paris. It is a magical time to be in Paris. Leafless trees give one superb views of magnificent buildings. The amazing architecture. The tucked away gardens and the beautiful boulevards. In the quietness of spring Paris seduces you at every silvery step.
I love books. Especially old books. And best of all I love old books that nobody wants. I rescue these orphans that are headed for the recycling bins and turn them into art . Altered book art.
Paris was my inspiration for an altered book. Appropriately enough the book I used was titled The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Victor Hugo’s classic became an altered book embellished with silk ribbons, beads and old post cards.
Envelopes contain the detritus two women collect as they embrace everything Paris offered them.
I dream … of a man who can dance.
Ephemera collected for ever in my altered Paris book.