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I Give New Life To Old Books That I Find In Thrift Stores
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I Give New Life To Old Books That I Find In Thrift Stores

Back in 2012, while cutting through a familiar alley in Seattle, I noticed a box of hardback novels sat beside a dumpster. I took one look at these old books and thought, “Why are these being thrown away? I can use them creating works of art”.

Three years later, here I am. I have experimented with a countless amount of vintage books found in alleys and thrift stores. I have spent sleepless nights curled over my desk with glue up to my elbows, fingers cut from my clumsiness with an art knife (and clumsiness in general), and all of it fueled by my love for bringing something discarded back to life.

I pour my enthusiasm for nature and fairy-tales into every book artwork I work with, in hopes of creating just a little bit of paper art magic. I am a quiet lady, but my imagination is wild and noisy, and these books full of words allow me to speak the creative ideas that weave through my mind, daily.

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2014

Art knife, glue, Micron ink pens, water color pencils.

Art knife, glue, Micron ink pens, water color pencils.

2015

Early stages

Art knife, glue, Micron ink pens, water color pencils.

2013

Art knife, glue, Micron ink pens, water color pencils.

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darkphoenix
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7 years ago

that is sooo cool, wow

BabyKangeroo7
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7 years ago

Its so beautiful i wish i could be able to do that!

ConstantinPreda
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7 years ago

So inventive. Very beautiful.

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darkphoenix
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7 years ago

that is sooo cool, wow

BabyKangeroo7
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7 years ago

Its so beautiful i wish i could be able to do that!

ConstantinPreda
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7 years ago

So inventive. Very beautiful.

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