Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Optimist Creed

























If you are a long-time visitor to lost and found, you might recall a post I wrote about a little German book I was altering called Die schonsten Sagen des Rheins. You can read the original post here. My attempts at altering the book were disastrous and I came close to pitching it on several occasions. In spite of what I put it through, that little book hung in there and just wouldn't give up. When I was finally ready to add some text, The Optimist Creed seemed like an appropriate choice.

I actually finished altering the book a while ago, but the wonkiness of it makes it nearly impossible to photograph properly. I finally gave up and scanned it instead. I hope you enjoy viewing Die schonsten Sagen des Rheins in its entirety and reading The Optimist Creed. It's wonderful advice for everyone to live by.















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































8 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I absolutely LOVE this! You've done a beautiful job! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Emily Lagore said...

Pat this is gorgeous! Every page different but all unified - brilliant - what a treasure!!

Anonymous said...

I love it! How wonderful.. Greetings from Germany

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I just realized this is the third time I've come to look at this post, yet I hadn't left a comment! Sorry...I think each time I was overcome with such a huge "I LOVE THIS!" that I immediately ran off to work on my own altered book :)

I do love it, a definite favorite!

Candace said...

That is a lovely work of art and very inspiring words.

Sarah Anderson said...

what a beautiful, beautiful book! Those pages are scrumptious

TJ said...

Oh wow. It's always such a treat to visit your blog, but this time this little book of Optimism with German undergarments really truly hit a chord with me.

Such great work.
xx tj

alejandra said...

Beautiful, love it!!