12 April 2010

special book = special course

Over the weekend I signed up for Juliana Coles' first online "extreme journalism" course, titled ALTERED STATES. More info is available on her website! The initial cost, being her first, is only $50 for 3-months of access to the artist, discussion group, PDF, audio, video and more!

First step: find a book!

I purchased a vintage record collection "book" (circa late 40's) at a tag sale about a year ago for a few bucks, never IMAGINING I would be guided by Juliana through the altering process!! I'm excited that the cover has torn off so I can work on that in lesson #2! So far I've cut 10 manilla folders in half, deciding to sandwich each sleeve with them leaving the top open for use as pockets. And I've taken the book apart and removed cardboard spacers, only to put them back into use... who knows!

There are sleeves that hold ten 33rpm records and an Index listing a mix of artists. What I got were 10 Perry Como EP or extended play singles, so someone already "personalized" their collection to be different from the original. Kind of cool, since that is what I plan to do ~ make this my own!

Wouldn't it be a great tie-in to incorporate some of the lyrics from the records?

"I hear your haunting theme
And I begin to dream"

"Each tender note you play
Will be my serenade"

Can't wait to jump right in!


Nancy Kallman said...

Hi Vicki...love, love, your album. I'm always on the lookout but they are hard to find here now. I am your sister in Julianna's class.So excited. Your idea for the manilla folders is perfect. I have yet to make a decision even though I have scads of books. Still perusing and waiting for the intuition to come inbetween sanding and painting furniture. Nancy Kallman

christopher staples said...

Hey Vicki, another sister here. I have one of those old record books too, but have not figured how to incorporate into a journal yet, so I look forward to seeing how yours "plays" out! Way cool!