More Booksy Stuff!

So I know that I am a bad person for doing such things to these books, but again, the ones that I used were mouldering away on the top shelf of a charity shop just waiting to be transformed into wonderful Christmas presents!

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These took quite a lot of time and effort to make but it was completely worth it. I saved a lot of money on Christmas presents this year, as I gave my family these instead of going out and spending a fortune on overpriced candles, (or something?!) I’m really happy with how they turned out!

Here’s me talking about Christmas sixteen days after the event… I love the festivities!

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New Year Idea!

Hello!

I hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! To start off the new year, (and my first ever post!), I’ve decided to show you something which I think is very pretty and so simple to make – book sculptures! Now please don’t hate me for doing this, but I can assure you the books which I used to make these were extremely out-of-date and looked to me as though they had been sitting in that charity shop for a very long time. Now they have a new home in my bedroom and look lovely every day! Here’s how to make them:

Start by taking the cover and spine off the book, then begin to fold each page in half.

Start by taking the cover and spine off the book, then begin to fold each page in half.

Continue the folding of each page and the book will start to look like this...

Continue the folding of each page and the book will start to look like this…

...and the final piece should look like this!

…and the final piece should look like this!

If you want to, you can glue the folded front and back pages together to make it look more rounded, but it's not completely necessary.

If you want to, you can glue the folded front and back pages together to make it look more rounded, but it’s not completely necessary.

You can change the way you fold the pages to make amazing shapes like this one! Here, I split the book into sections, folded some pages just like before and then folded others in half and then in half again, to make a triangles.

You can change the way you fold the pages to make amazing shapes like this one! Here, I split the book into sections, folded some pages just like before…

...and then folded others in half and then in half again, to make a triangles.

…and then folded others in half and then in half again, to make triangles!

I think these look so unique for saying how easy they are to make – I only had to explain it in six photos! If you wanted to, you could do even more stuff to them afterwards, such as spray paint them gold, (for next Christmas maybe?) Or you could just leave them plain like I have. I’ve made a few of these for my college art course, including a big piece where I stuck three of them to a big board of MDF – so far everyone likes them!

My art piece for college.

My art piece for college.

I hope that someone somewhere will get something out of this – it was fun to write anyway! I hope you have had a good new year so far and that it carries on this way. My new year’s resolution was to try and be as happy as I can, (cheesy, I know, but it’s easier than eating more healthily). I hope you are to!

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Daily Prompt: Being Truthful!

Daily Prompt: Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy?

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This will only be short:

I suppose I should start with saying that you should ‘always tell the truth, no matter what’, as my mum told me when I was little. But as I’ve grown up, I’ve come to realise that little white lies are acceptable too. For example, my sister and I have a budget to spend on each others presents at Christmas and our birthdays. Once I had spent over the limit but when my sister asked me if I had I said no. A little white lie. So she wouldn’t have to spend any extra money on me, (I know, I’m such a good sister!)

Of course, when it’s something a bit bigger, for example, smashing a laptop, (*cough cough* my sister), it is probably better to be honest about it straight away.

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Daily Prompt: Being Progressive!

Daily Prompt: When you look back at your blog on January 2, 2015, what would you like to see?

To sum it up in a doodle:

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Daily Prompt: Being Magical!

Daily Prompt: You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

I am freedom. Whenever life becomes too much for me, I simply spread my wings and escape. I have to be careful though, in case I am spotted. When everyday life begins to choke me once in a while, I exit my garden through a little door in the fence and walk straight into the woods behind my house. Then, when I am positive no-one can see me, I transform my self into something new – not a bird nor a beast – just a creature. I have glorious black wings and feathers that cover every inch of my body, and when I turn my beak towards the breeze my whole being ripples like the leaves above me. Now I can take off; I stretch my colossal wings until I am triple my size in width, then soar upwards, away from everything normal and familiar. As the air rushes past my face, I climb higher and higher into the sky until only the clouds can see me – to anyone down below I will just appear to be a tiny speck of a bird in the distance. I turn into a black shadow moving against a sky streaked with impossible colours, and everything feels magical. For now, I can finally let go of everything. My abilities? I can fly of course; if I want to I am even able to freeze people just by staring at them. I like to think that I am looking out for the other people down there. Sometimes I like to terrify thieves so that they will never steal again – they are found in the morning in a drowsy state, sometimes surrounded by tiny pieces of thawing ice. Other days I enjoy swooping into dark alleyways where muggers lurk and carry them off to isolated islands until they have learnt their lesson.

One day, when my feathers were dappled with water droplets and I was squinting against the blare of the sun as it dipped behind the horizon, I could have sworn I saw Peter Pan laughing in the distance. Maybe one day I will even stumble across Neverland myself.

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