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  • "My sister absolutely loved her Black Beauty purse !! Thank you from both of us. Your work really is an art. I am sure I'll be in touch with you in the future."
    Mary Pat
    gift giver
  • ""Hi Lynn; My mother Janice just gave me my Shel Silverstein book-purse for my birthday this week. It took my breath away!! I still haven't gotten over it! The detailing is fabul..."
    Kathy
    gift recipient
  • "The book purse I ordered for my best friend arrived and she LOVED it!!! It was even better than I thought and the bag you made for it was extra special....She was utterly jazz..."
    Julie in Massachusetts
    repeat customer
Lynette Cornwell, Owner-Artist

 I am a collage artist who came to the idea of book purses via "altered books." My altered books have included biographical story-telling using a collection of memorabilia and personal ephemera, as well as ironic re-takes or artistic expansion on the original book's contents.

What I love about the art of making book purses is that there is such a personal appeal of each of my purses to its new owner. Whether a beloved classic title, a humorous title that speaks to someone's stage of life or personality, or just the delightful fun of being seen wearing a re-purposed book, these products always make people smile. And that makes me smile!

Aside from fairs and shows, my Pittsfield, MA home is the best place to see my book purses as well as all the books I have ready to be given new life: 413-442-3529. My book purses are also for sale at The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop, Stockbridge, MA. and at www.novelideabookpurses.etsy.com

While there are some duplicates, I often have different purses for sale in my etsy shop. The prices and terms are the same as here. novelideabookpurses.etsy.com.  

Aside from fairs and shows, my Pittsfield, MA home is the best place to see my book purses as well as all the books I have ready to be given new life: 413-442-3529.

My book purses are also for sale at The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop, Stockbridge, MA, and the Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA, http://www.cambridgeartistscoop.com/ 

Upcoming Fairs and Shows 2014 :

October 11 - 13, 2014. Paradise City at Northampton MA. http://www.paradisecityarts.com

Commissioned works always welcomed. Two weeks notice needed during the summer and holidays, plus shipping time.

 Lynette Cornwell.  http://www.novelideabookpurses.com/.  novelideabookpurses.etsy.com.



 

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