Currently I'm altering three more books...one a board book to create a sample for my eldest daughter's grade 2 classroom, one for a workshop I've been leading, and one just because I liked the shape of the book. Plus it's just fun. I have completed 4 altered books through the years, though I seem to have misplaced one, and each time, just like any art form, I like and dislike it in turns. One of my favorite things about working in these books is that I experiment with media, colours, composition and then can bring those lessons back to my work on canvas...particularly when I'm struggling with something on work-in-progress. I don't necessarily have that purpose in mind, it just seems to happen. Kind of like magic. It seems that the process of working just works to make connections in my mind even when I'm not aware of it. It's quite wonderful, actually, especially when I feel really stuck. I think that's the beauty of moving between media or projects and why I need to have several things on the go at one time.
AIRdirondack Art Project