Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday's Bookishly Beautiful #2

Who couldn't use a book lift-me-up on Monday mornings? This meme will consist of anything related to books that could also be considered beautiful, art, or uplifting. It could include pictures, quotes, book covers that caught your eye, products that celebrate books, beautiful locations that promote books, or anything else pertaining to books that brightens your day. We all see something different as beautiful which will make this meme a real joy to peruse through as you and others in the blogging community join in. Please link back to A Library of our Own and leave a comment with the link to your post. Thank you and I can't wait to see all of your Monday's Bookishly Beautiful posts!

This week I have some photos that were found on Karan Arora's Posterous. My husband sent these to me after they caught his eye. I'm not sure exactly what I think of them. I need to spend a little more time thinking about them. I know that I seem to have a mental block when it comes to books being altered. However one way or another these are definitely fascinating. Brian Dettmer creates art by carving books,one page at a time, with knives, tweezers, and surgical instruments. Let me know what you think!

G is in love with these! He thinks that they are amazing!  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite one?


  1. I think my favorite is the second one, with the tree. Thanks for sharing these! I reblogged:

  2. Having watched my sister do scrapbooking work with photos over the years, my mind boggles at the amount of time, skill and patience required to create these works of art.
    New follower Brona's Books

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I can't even begin to imagine how long it must have taken to do each of these! They're very interesting.