One of my favorite discoveries has to be altered books. I love the freedom and creativity they allow. They were actually my gateway into the art world. I just loved to explore all the different techniques they inspired and the finished form is just breathtaking. No two are ever the same. If you’ve never seen an altered book, you should check out the International Society of Altered Book Artists. There is so much to see there. You won’t be disappointed.
These are a few of my favorite altered book spreads.
This was one of my first ever spreads. I used an old CD to make a spinner and a starbucks sleeve to create the female form.
This one was actually published in the ISABA magazine for use of metal in a book. I love the whimsy here.
And then there’s my pride and joy, my Paris book — created before, during and after a trip to the most captivating city in Europe! I’ll give you a taste of it today, but tune in tomorrow for an in-depth look.