A new altered book candidate for collaboration by #Outside-Of-A-DogThe Children's Treasury
~ An anthology of poetry.
A children's school library book, still containing the original date stamp sheet and checkout card, signed by children from 1964 onwards. (We'll use this as the sign-in space.)
Stitched binding, faux leather cover, sturdy pages.
All ready and prepped for altering, including foldout pages, flaps, windows and pockets.
You have free rein in terms of theme, although you probably will find inspiration in the poems on each page.
You may produce a complete spread and / or dribble randomly over a few pages.
BUT you must include (along with anything else you decide to put in) some elements from vintage cigar labels. A goodie bag containing a delicious selection for you to choose from will be included in the mail with the book.
PS - Looked up some obscure cigar terminology in the process of putting this project together. Figurado
A Spanish term that refers to cigars with varying shapes and sizes, such as belicosos
. Totalamente a Mano
Made totally by hand; a description found on cigar boxes. Much better than Hecho a Mano
(made by hand, which can mean it is filled with machine-bunched filler), or Envuelto a Mano
(packed by hand). Fortaleza
The Spanish term which can describe cigar strength and vigour. Fortaleza
can also refer to the overall sensory input (robustness) from a cigar.
And, finally, the term that decided me this project was right for this group ...Dog Rocket
A slang term for an unpalatable cigar.