Saturday, September 25, 2010

My first Round Robin Book Swap

This year has been packed with firsts for me which is thrilling and exhilarating and has made me ever so slightly uneasy. It is not the unknown that causes trepidation but "will it be what is expected or good enough?" that challenges me.

A couple of months ago one of my ArtChix friends accidentally invited me to her Round Robin Book Swap (she mistook me for someone else who had expressed interest). Fortunately for me she had space and graciously let me join in. So once again I dove headlong into the unknown, this time was altered books.

We started the exchange about two weeks ago and I have just finished my first pages. This book's theme is "At The Movies". If you don't know this yet, I was named after the movie "Marnie" by Alfred Hitchcock. Naturally, that is the movie I chose to do! 

On the right side I glued many pages together and the cut out a hole for the "screen". The "curtains" are a cool shimmery ribbon and I hand pleated it for the top. Gold rattail cord, black and white striped tape and a theatre seat sticker complete the look.


  1. Fabulous!!! These swaps are such fun and the art you receive is exceptional!!
    Have fun!

  2. Wow, lot's of work and a terrific job! Well done.

  3. Ooh lovely! I have taken part in several altered book swaps, from large to miniature. Great fun and it's great to see what others come up with.
    Hugs xx