Finally finished altered book #10! I am so slow at creating these but I love every minute of it...painting & cutting & pasting & creating a little 'story' with images & colour. This was a pandemic project that began in black & white but slowly shifted to colour.
My first foray into altered books took place many years ago as a collaborative process with @supriak , @sethapter , @roxanneevansstout , @ritavindedzis & @jillzaheer when we connected through Blogspot...I was so grateful for that opportunity. We each spent a couple of months on one another's projects and I signed out every book from our library on mixed media, art journalling, altered & reclaimed art to learn more. I was nervous but they were so encouraging.
Through books I learned about adding pockets, pop outs, adhering 3-dimensional objects, photo transfers, reinforcing spines, and so much more. And I haven't stopped creating them since...very slowly. It's a great process to help me slow down.
The themes of each book has been:
• Self Portrait
• The Art of Simplicity
• A Story to Tell
• Rustic Simplicity
• True Love
• To Be Where You Are
Since my first altered book I have had the privilege of teaching numerous workshops on creating something personal with a focus on what is important to you & being accessible while also being fairly simple to create. I love being able to salvage damaged books from our library that would otherwise be discarded and have shared some of my books on my website (under the 'Portfolio' heading) and also have an eCourse available.