For about two years I have been working on the same scrapbook. I’ve reached the point where the book is full. In other words, it is becoming difficult to close the book.
It all started at one of San Francisco’s library book sales where they sell donated and discarded books for $1. I already owned a guide to London’s National Gallery from a visit I had made. I really had no practical use for a much older version, circa 1960. Or did I?
My original thought was to cut the images out of the old book for collages. Instead I started filling the book up. It began with left over paint on my palette and scraps from other projects. Collage bits, old postage stamps, maps, chocolate wrappers and other ephemera kept getting added. The folks at the San Francisco Correspondence Coop contributed many of the artists stamps and some of the rubber stamps. And finally, some of the random scraps I have received in the mail. Some of the results are shown here.