lavender and roses

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Ave Maria , an altered book inspired by Franz Shubert's beautiful opera                      

Ave Maria , a book of prayers , was altered from an old hymn book I found stacked on a shelf in an antique furniture store.  I've added only one small drawing in this book. I've used prayer cards, altered images, found objects, lace, bees wax and made three small beaded roseries which sit in the embedded drawers at the bottom of the book.
Thanks so much for visiting.


  1. so nice to see you postin here. your book is amazing, love all the details. very precious :) !!!

  2. Hello Susanne, glad to see you here. Gorgeous book...very inspired.

  3. Wonderful to catch up on what you've been creating Susanne. Thinking of you as I type this with my forest of turning leaves outside. Wishing you blessings of a beautiful autumn friend.

  4. I can tell you how much I love this project! You have given me a wonderful idea...
    I have tons and tons of vintage Virgin images and prayers and I just keep them in an envelope!!! TFS this awesome post with all of us...I am so glad that you stopped by my blog and point out your post ...
    LOVE IT!
    warm hello from california