Every now and then there is a book that is so vivid and unique in its world building that my mind takes flight and I am moved to create art. For many years now, my best friend has encouraged me to post my book art projects. It really is the perfect combination of my love for books and my crafts hobbies. So stay tuned for the occasional Inspired to Art post!
First up is DELIRIUM, one of my favorite reads from 2011. The disease of Amour Deliria Nervousa captured my attention and fantasy. I wanted areal, tangible handbook to have of my own. Since I couldn't have that, the next best thing was to make one!The paper used in this project is from the Creative Imaginations Breathless collection, a dark mix of purples, reads, black, and ivories that I felt worked very well with the idea of love being an unwanted disease. For the sake of space, I will only show my favorite pages.
I found specific passages in the book that came from the teachings, and copied them into my own, abridged version. The red edges is ink, not real blood! And I just love the way the typed lines look in contrast to the hand writing.The whole book was made in probably two hours, and I am pleased with the final result. If I were to do this project over again, I would make it larger and try to get as many actual quotes from the book as possible. Delirium was an incredible book and inspired my imagination to soar, and this was my best manifestation of those imaginings.