Unfortunately I don’t have more/better pics of this – I was putting the finishing touches on it up until the last minute so I didn’t have as much time to document. This is the altered book I made for my mom, based on her suggested theme of how we create our own reality. Also, she wanted a book that could stand up on the table. I interpreted this very abstractly and mostly stuck to the “display book” side of things and just made it pretty…but the “frames” of the book are magnetic, so all those little thingies can be stuck on/arranged…you know…creating your own reality? Maybe?
Sadly, those magnetic sheets you can get wherever aren’t particularly strong, so once the magnet was papered over it became kind of difficult to actually get stuff to stick to it. Stronger magnets (like those ones shaped like thumbtacks) fare a little better. Cool idea that works better in theory than practice (although I may try it again someday if I can get stronger magnets).
My mom likes Tomb Raider so that’s what that magnet is about.
Hopefully everybody had a good holiday – I got a cold for Christmas so I’m glad I was hoarding one last sick day (hopefully it doesn’t take too much longer to recover!). I feel “OK” right now, but I felt “OK” for the past two mornings and then I’d deteriorate rapidly as the day went on so I thought I’d play it safe. Maybe if I feel well enough to sit up I’ll make another journal vid – I got one of those little flip video cameras, which I am excited about (and wasn’t expecting!).