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Book of scars by themothgirl Book of scars by themothgirl
Some pages from the 'Book of Scars'. (photographs + short explanations of how people got their scars, with some collage/mixed media elements).
I have a fascination with scars and have been wanting to make something along these lines for years now, & finally got round to it last year. Considering adding to it in the future....
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TwilightNinja0001 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
thats friggen awesome!!! (if it aint weird..;)) a book of scars is cool...I want to be apart of that! :)
paperclip-girl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
I love this! I too like scars and thing this is a great idea!
object000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That looks pretty intense! Its an interesting mix of artisticness and documentary too...
You say above you like book-art, so I thought you might be interested in this group I just started: :iconbook-arts:
Pop over and have a look! :)
Riagirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
That is such a good idea. I feel inspired to do something like that for memories now! I love it! And I love customising books too! I am doing a customised book on the Manic Street Preachers as a present for my boyfriend currently. Books are fun! X X X
themothgirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Yeah, book art is lovely. I havent done anymore for a while, but i think i will soon. Hope yours is going well! x
EdgeofFear Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine some of those stories must be painful to tell--to hear. Some scars are story books all their own, you know.
I like the concept, though honestly I would never think to ask anyone about the stories behind their scars; I['m too busy listening to my own.
themothgirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
hey! thanks for the comment. Yeah, at first i was wary about asking people since scars can have such painful stories; however i was pleasantly surprised to find that most people approached me quite ready to talk about them. I think the majority found it quite cathartic to tell their stories. Plus, its something most of us have, and it got people communicating. x
erikakochanski Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Writer
:heart: This is a bit belated, but incase you didn't know, your amazing deviation has been featured in World Of Art - No. 15.
dolly-screams Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
this is beautiful
Velica Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Very conceptual. My girlfriend would like this. :)
EraserHappy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
Are the collages beside the photos representative of how the person got the scar, or something along those lines?
themothgirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Hello! To a certain extent, yes - i asked each person to write how they got their scar, and stuck that writing in; the rest of the collage elements were largely inspired by their story or their personality, or sometimes visually to create an interesting comparison/contrast with the photograph :)
EraserHappy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
Excellent. I think this is such a great idea. You executed it wonderfully :)
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Reminds me of a song by Stannard Ridgeway from the album "PartyBall". One of my favorites because they let him take the good stuff.

Great job with this.
PanCthulhu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Great concept. :)
james119 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I am scouting for work for my DA club, the Lost Book Club and Museum :iconlostbooks: I wonder if you would be willing to let us include tis piece, with a direct link to your gallery, of course.

James Koehnline
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anonina Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
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