Making Books from Old Greeting Cards ala Jenni Bellie
I created this art journal for my friend Lorraine who ADORES the color orange. I am not so fond of orange, but I am very fond of my friend and wanted to make something special just for her. So, a lovely little art journal made of old greeting cards, with generous doses of the color orange, seemed just the thing! I call this little book, Orange You Glad (to have a friend like Lorraine).
This book created of recycled greeting cards is not my idea. It is from the astounding artist Jenni Bellie who lives in England ( I am jealous) and creates the most remarkable things from recycled materials. Jenni is a gifted painter and constructor and has an unbelievable imagination! I LOVE HER.
Luckily, Jenni cheerfully and patiently shares her brilliance with the rest of us via online tutorials on her site. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon her wonderfulness, but am so glad I did. Jenni has opened a new creative door within a girl who still considers herself (after only a year and a half of rediscovering her creative self) a fledgling.
You must go visit Jenni at
Not only is she a fascinating artist, she’s quite a writer as well and I have enjoyed reading her blog, her stories and her adventures.
Here are more pics of Lorraine’s Orange You Glad journal.