Don't y0u bet Sally Fields (a/k/a The Flying Nun, for those of you old enough to remember that 60's television show) rues the day she ever accepted her Oscar with that little speech! But its very true! That's how I feel. One of the pages from my altered record album was chosen as the front page for a week on one of my Yahoo! art groups. Each Monday any member that wants can post a pic to the weekly Artfest Album of anything they have worked on for the last calendar week (it doesn't have to be finished - it can be a work in progress) and last week's winner picks the new winner. The winner has their work on the title page for a week and has the honor the next Tuesday of picking that week's new winner! And this week my "Follow the White Rabbit" page was chosen as the winner! I am very honored.
This is the final page in a record album I am altering with a loose theme of teas. You can see more about the original project here. I have read that a lot of novelists write their last chapter first and that is just what I have done in my altered record album. That enables me to sort of thread the spirit of adventure (a/k/a following the white rabbit) through the entire work and tie it in a fun way to my "tea" theme.
The quote on the bottom of the page on the left hand side (which may be too small for you to read) is one of my favorites. "Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea." Isn't that what we are each as artists trying to bring to the world - that sense of making the ordinary, extraordinary - the mundane, special.