Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Altered Book Club

Any opportunity to do something fun and creative is just up my alley. I am having a ball with the local Altered Book Club I'm doing now. We have just completed the six month mark which means we are half way through. It has been such fun. Each participant selected a theme for their book and each book goes around the group, giving each of us an opportunity to do our interpretation in a two-page spread.

In September, the book I worked on was Mythical Creatures. I had a really hard time with that book because I am not into mythical creatures. I fretted practically the whole month and was really agitated the night before pouring over the internet trying to find an image that moved me. Finally the morning of our meeting I found an image I could work with and this is what I did.

My husband and children are Irish, so once I found this image, I was thrilled that I could create something that reflected their heritage. I liked that the image was black and white and an Olde World-type image, rather than some of the cuter leprachaun's we often see for St. Patrick's Day.

In October, the book I had to work on was "Recipes". I knew right from the day I got this book, exactly which recipe I would include to capture a Fall theme. I have the best recipe for Caramel Dip. I never knew anyone that did not like this dip. It's great this time of year with all of the yummy apples available. Pretzels would be a good choice also. Doesn't this look good?

Well, you may not think it looks too good, but you really must try it. Easy peasy! All you need is an 8oz package of cream cheese, one cup of light brown sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy and serve with tart apples. Trust me. You will love it!

This is the spread I did for the book.

For an added treat, I brought Caramel Dip and apple slices with me to our Altered Book Club meeting. Everyone loved it and I know you will too. Try it. It's a great Thanksgiving appetizer. Can't wait for you to try it!!


Sandy's Notes said...

This is so cool. I tried clicking on the picture to see if I could make it bigger, it didn't work. I'd love to see the details in the first photo. Could you take a few close ups of it? Nice post!

Kay said...

I just love easy recipes and this sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it.

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