Monday, February 2, 2015

Musing Mondays - February 2

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme sponsored by MizB of Should Be Reading that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What do you think about re-purposing old books (eg. into art journals, etc)? Why?

Happy Groundhog Day! So, it looks like Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter. Since we are sitting here snowed in with the kids and hubby off from school and work, I tend to believe that groundhog is right. Bummer.



I find today's random question fascinating. I think the re-purposing of old books is an awesome idea. I saw the lovely artwork above while in Disney. This appears to be a picture or mirror frame encircling old hymn pages and decorated with a swag and Christmas ornaments. 

When I visited the Midwest this summer, one of my friends had a lovely wreath on her wall made from rolled up hymnal pages. I've also seen book pages treated with, I'm guessing, a lacquer to stiffen the pages and then put on a book easel for display. 

While I still feel books are for reading pleasure, if you are creative and will only get rid of these old books, then why not turn them into artwork and gifts for your book loving friends.

What do you think about this trend? 

6 comments:

albertaross said...

I think they can be very beautiful - I can't bring myself to do it however that's just me - happy reading
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Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Alberta. I'm not sure I could do it either, but there are some lovely pieces out there.

storytreasury said...

I've seen that second thing, but only to really fancy books.

Verushka Byrow said...

the artwork idea in your pic is gorgeous! It reminded me that I'd seen a christmas wreath of pages this past Decemeber, and it was beautiful! Thanks for sharing and reminding me!

Cynthia said...

I love the idea of repurposing old books. I have seen some old books made into some beautiful Christmas ornaments. I'm just not that crafty.

Ambrosia said...

i like you do enjoy the reuse of old books. I have seen some nicely done Kindle covers done from old books. Thank you for stopping by Fire & Ice this week :)