A couple of years ago a group of friends decided to alter books, each of us selecting a book to turn into art. Unfortunately I'm unsure where they have all ended up but my friend Cheryl created another and I've finally added to it, each set of pages reflecting her theme of loving yourself in the book that she cut into a heart shape. The fun of altering books is that the materials are free or very inexpensive (I found mine in the book trade hut at our recycling depot) and because there are no real 'rules' it's a great time to experiment. I have used found objects (including feathers picked up off the street), gel media, photograph transfers (using lazer printed photographs and clear mac tac), acrylic, pen & ink, stitching, and whatever else I can get my hands on. It's like art therapy. Messy but fun.