Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspired to Art (1)

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.

11 comments:

Babel said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
Thank you for sharing :o)

ohthatanya said...

Goodness. This is gorgeous. You should be very proud of it.

Ingrid reads. said...

They are so beautiful! My favourite one is the fourth picture ^^ Keep doing this, it's amazing :)

ChelseaW said...

Gosh, thank you all! Stay tuned in... the next Inspired to Art will go up this month! Readers who have read Legend by Marie Lu will recognize it...

Jo said...

This is so gorgeous. I was redirected here from Lauren Oliver's blog, and I'm glad I was! :D

pl28 said...

That is absolutely stunning! Wonderful job.

jlhughes92 said...

I love it. You've captured the book so well&The color scheme and paper you used is perfect!! I'd love to know how you did that. It's beautiful <3

Ella Press said...

This is beautiful, Chelsea! Would you mind emailing (deliriouslyfalling@hotmail.com) me the photos so I can feature you in the LO fansite, Deliriously Falling?
xo, Ella

ChelseaW said...

Sure thing Ella! Check your email shortly.

Sarah said...

WOW! I am so impressed with your book! I, too, loved Delirium, and I love how you took your enthusiasm for the book and channeled it so creatively into something so lovely!

Sarah

Lenmeo said...

Brilliant!

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