I picked up this book when the Church where I used to go to choir got rid of their library.
It’s a Christian “propoganda” book about war and Christianity: it’s called Teddy’s Button. Teddy’s a kid who wants to be a soldier and who wants to be a Christian.
I didn’t read it in its entirety.
I liked the age of the pages.
It’s now altered, with photographs I took like the one below (from Mt St Michel, 2006ish)
Like most books I altered, I cut out some windows and niches
The frontispiece shows it’s a prize for Junior Boys in 1965.
It’s written by Amy Le Feuvre. I had a book which I received from my own Presbyterian Church in the early 1970’s by the same author.
the foxing and rust on the pages just add to the charm. The photo above is an architectural detail from one of my trips to Chicago.
The boatshed at the Mental Hospital where we went for art one day – Margaret Westcott teaches / runs classes there.
This is the headlight of a vintage car which was parked near my house for a while.
Handles in the picture above come from the Bright Tobacco Sheds where I spent a joyous long time photographing stacks of things all sorted beautifully.
Beads from a craft fair.
More Bright photos: spanners
Photo of knives from Sturt one year.
the lace is a house we stayed in at Mittagong for Sturt summer school, the milk bottles from Bright.
Bowls from a bowls night we did on scoopon a few years ago. A fun way to spend a Friday night, but a long drive at rush hour.
books from Berkelouws.
Pots from Bright.
Pumpkins from Moss Vale Woolworths.
Bugs from a museum in Melbourne.
Chloe’s dance class.
Glass paper weights from the Art Institute in Chicago.