Wednesday 16 February 2011

Old Sheet Music

There cannot be many things more beautiful than old sheet music, the intricate typefaces and jaunty titles make a well presented front cover and whether you can read music or not there is no mistaking the aesthetic pleasure of notes on a page.  I found these being sold as one lot, there are just under 20 little booklets in total, all individual pieces or songs.

Through becoming a tiny part of the world of blogging I've come across so many inspiring images and have seen sheet music used to great effect in craft projects and altered art, it always looks fantastic but I'm yet to pluck up the courage to use any of mine the same way, I'm too attached!  However it did occur to me that I could scan in all my originals and just print out the pieces I'd like to use here and there on good quality paper - that way I can keep them intact. I'd also like to learn to play a few now I have something to play on again.  We'll see how that goes!

The textures and frayed edges serve only to make the sheets more appealing to me, the (terrible) poet in me would say they were left by time's caresses.

Take care, 

Jem xXx


  1. wow! I dont have a blogger a/c so cant follow you but ive bookmarked you as your blog is so pretty!Id never have thought of the beauty of old music but your right


  2. Beautiful Clutter makes my day! Your sheet music is gorgeous by the way and would look fab in frames on the wall! xx

  3. The sheet music is so stunning - I love the altered art images using sheet music too but like you I wouldnt want to spoil the orginals. Scarlett x

  4. I love sheet music, I'd love to do something crafty with've inspired me to try to find some now. I'm going to a car boot in a couple of weeks so *fingers crossed* :)

    Hope your having a lovely week dear xxx

  5. jem . these are so special . so beautiful . i like the way you photographed them .


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