Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Altered Book music spread


I’m still sharing from my altered book of me.  This spread represents the powerful role that music has in my life.  I started playing the piano when I was 7 or 8 years old.  I had been begging for lessons for about 2 years prior to being allowed to start.  I fell in love with the piano.  The touch, the sound, the possibilities, all of it.  It opened up a whole new way for me to express myself.  I have played, and still play many instruments but the piano is the biggest love.  I love that I can sit down and play and make my troubles lesson.  I can play music that I adore and put my own spin on it through my performance.  I can make up my own songs and express my innermost thoughts without worrying about using the proper words.  Its an amazing outlet for me and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


This spread celebrates my family and all the laughter and fun we had growing up together.  We didn’t always get along, that whole sibling rivalry thing often reared its head, but overall it was a fun way to grow up.  My brother and sister are very close in age to me, there’s just 3 years separating all of us.  We were often into playing the same things and it was rare to not have someone to do something with.  The harder thing was to find some privacy when it was needed! 

Music and family both had huge impacts on forming who I am today so I wanted to celebrate each of them with spreads in the “Book of Me.”  So, what has impacted you in your life?


  1. Hi Brandy, I just found you through the Sistahs, and I'm really glad I did- I love your style! Also your banner is awesome- is it one of your designs?

  2. This is beautiful.. love your art journaling.. found you thru the Sistahs too...


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