Thursday, February 26, 2009

T-A-D #26 An Outer Cover for an Inner Landscape

At last month's car boot sale I got this lovely old vintage ledger - straight from the 60s! It still has all its blank pages inside and I eventually want to use it as a journal.
This inside cover has a cute little handle which you take out and insert into an opening in the side. By cranking it, the cord binding the paper together stretches, and you can remove and/or add pages.
As the cover looked a bit dodgy, I decided to collage it with three separate pictures. These images speak to me - I've been keeping them for ages, waiting for just the right project to use them on!

I bound the edges with white tape, but I should possibly have used a darker colour ...

4 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Very clever and what a lucky find- never have seen anything like that- a book with a tool!
Wonderful that you can remove or add pages- that is what scares me most about journals- I like the option of being able to remove, once an idea is out of my head and tangible- it can frighten some... humiliate some, or be just ridiculous. Some ideas should stay in between my ears!

kendalee said...

What a treasure! And I love your cover treatment... My mum used to work for a firm of auditors (she was a comptometer operator, a now entirely defunct role) and I remember her sitting at our dining room table with these big old ledgers, fingers flying across the keys of her comptometer - and then making upside down tick marks in red or green ink - amazing skill and I always coveted those green pens! Hope you LOVE using your ledger

curious girl (lisa) said...

oh, now this is so very awesome! what a fantastic find and you turned it into a priceless work of art. good on you.

Anairam said...

linda sue - I'm sure that all of your ideas deserve an audience - I love your quirkiness. But yes, the idea of being able to easily remove a page is very comforting!

kendalee - A comptometer operator! That sounds extremely interesting - makes me wonder how many jobs have disppeared with changes in technolohy ...

lisa - I can't wait to start using ot, but I have to fill my other three journals first (my version of "waste not, want not" ...)