Friday, March 18, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Marvelous Album of Madame B

"Opening this album is like entering another world."

-- The Marvelous Album of Madame B: Being the Handiwork of a Victorian Lady of Considerable Talent by Elizabeth Siegel.

This is an incredible book I got when I saw the exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago a couple of years ago.  The exhibit was called Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage and featured "Madame B's" scrapbook.  Super cool.

I decided to read the book to inspire my own scrapbook. I'm about 11 years behind in my scrapbooking, but I'll catch up someday.

Here is an example of one of her scrapbook pages:


  1. Very cool. You make me want to scrapbook now!

  2. Oh -- and if you click the link to the museum website, you can see all the pages of her scrapbook. They have all the pages loaded in to scroll through. Really cool.


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