Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Monday, March 12, 2012

Book of Days

I'm in the Book of Days program with Effie of Wild Precious Studios. I'm learning so much but have sadly fallen behind. Effie has developed her BOD over the past few years. It is an altered book which we are supposed to work in every day. Even if just a doodle or a few words. Her introductory videos for doing the cover was amazing.

Here's mine:

 I took a used hardbound book from the thrift store and tore out every third page or so. Then, using Effy's instructions, used paint, gesso, photos, ephemera, a sticker, and distress inks to decorate the cover. The photo of me was one of those where I held out the camera and snapped myself. There were many rejects but I'm happy with this one.

"Calm" is my word for the year. It reminds me to keep calm, don't overreact, let the little things go, and just go with the flow.

Effy does various videos during the week for how to do various spreads. I'm doing some of my own things. This particular spread is a collection of bits and pieces collected during the week, or sometimes just a few words about each day. I have done every day so far this year.

This spread is from the talk I gave at the West Valley Genealogical Society in January. One of my favorite topics is Buckskin Frank Leslie (on the left). He was quite a character who made his mark on early Tombstone, Arizona.
On the right is Elvis, it was his birthday.
As you can see, there are no rules. It's just fun and gets me arting every day.
If you would like to learn more about Effy you can visit her here:
Enjoy your day and think about keeping track of those little things that happen in some way.