Saturday, March 19, 2011

All good things...

How does one officially “end” a glue book - actually any thing you have created? Seems like there should be some sort of ceremony, don’t you think? A tip of the gluestick, an internal "hurrah", a trip to Michaels (LOL)...
And is this a time of celebration, reminiscing as you flip through (a yes I remember gluing too soon on that page, thinking those three pieces don’t collage well together, wondering what others would suggest, or what the HECK was I thinking…), a sense of closure? Or is it one of “lets get started again, but this time…”. If you have more then one glue book going (which I do, though the other is close to being filled as well) maybe this is not as significant an event for you?
What about the “record” of your work. As a quilter I've always been told to label my piece to let others know who created it and when. Are glue books similar? They really are more personal and may not be as appreciated (or even seen) by others – for many of us they are simply an exercise of the right brain cells (or is it left, I always get the two mixed up).
Anywho all you glue bookers, what do you think? I’m curious to know….Cheers, Jewels


  1. I'll let you know when I finish one! Well done for completing this book - I bet it's gorgeous. It's funny when you look through and remember creating each page, and your thoughts about them and the events in life happening at the same time.

    Love the ribbon and charm.


  2. Bring one to the meeting in April, I would love to look it over. I still love the tag you gave me.

  3. Jewels, I am still working in a gluebook I started in one of Mary's classes. A few pages left to go . . . not quite ready to be finished yet. I love what you did for your cover here. That ties it up for me! I am very fond of that photo you use.

    I did the sketchbook project through the art house co-op and used a a larger moleskine journal for that. When I got to the last page, I journaled about the project, you can see it here. That and my business card really finished the project for me! You can catch a glimpse of all of the pages here!!

  4. What a treasure this is Jewels. I know how much you will enjoy looking through the collection in the future. Even though I mostly work digitally, this inspires me to collect my images and have them printed and bound in a Shutterfly book. Thanks for the idea!