Donated a few bucks to a local charity today and brought home these bound beauties. The Tiger in the Smoke, Gardening on Main Street, Hurry Sundown, and A Ladies Home Journal Book of Interior Decorating, and a few discarded Encyclopedia Britannicas. Can’t wait to use them in some future altered book projects.
I’m known to often have many projects on the go at once, and right now I have about half a dozen altered books in the works. Here’s a little sneak peak at a few of them in progress and if you’d like to see some recently finished ones check out this post or this one or you can see some of my older altered book works in this section of my portfolio site.
I helped co-teach an adult art workshop with the incredible mixed media artist Carney Oudendag today titled ‘Art ‘n Soul”. The class list was full with 10 wonderful ladies who came out, ready to get their hands dirty and have some fun! Carney taught a bunch of her fabulous mixed media, texture, and collage techniques, while I shared a bit on altered books, found narrative, and simple printmaking techniques. Here are some of the completed pieces which we sat in the window sill for a mini-critique at the end of the day. These artists really made some lovely mixed media pieces. These are the two altered book pages I made as examples for the demos. It was a really positive experience and fun to share the techniques, innovation & excitement inherent in altered art. This past month full of teaching, exhibitions and expos have been both rewarding, tiring, exciting and challenging… but all well worth it in the end. I am happy to have had a successful and well received “art road-trip” but am definitely looking forward to returning back home to 100 Mile House at the end of the week.