Monday, May 4, 2009
Peter Rabbit Altered Book Birdhouse
One of dear Megan's favorite books when she was little was Peter Rabbit. so beautifully written by that gentle English Author, Beatrix Potter. I took a book that I found at a second hand store and turned it into the roof for a wood birdhouse. Although the book had fallen prey to crayon markings throughout, I was able to rescue some of the illustrations to decoupage on the sides of the piece. Other pieces of ephemera are scattered here and there. I gave a little extra dimension to the roof by adding a small compass and a glass bubble that covers a little picture of Peter munching happily on Mr. McGregor's carrots. I read of my friend, Bluebell, rambling across England and try to picture Miss Potter's countryside and what it must be like there. Oh, in my dreams, I go there to see all those bunnies and bugs she loved to draw.