Some time ago the artist Janettmarie talked about doing artwork in books or 'the altered book'.
Starting next week Lee (of defining me) will be working on collages so it will be exciting to see what she does. There are also some links to painting and designing your own papers that are very interesting. I tried this with newspaper and was quite pleased with the results.
With this in mind I finally started an altered book project. The book that I have chosen is 4 x 4 inches - the perfect size for practising 'guilt-free' portraits.
I would like to combine text, texture and other images to my portraits - along with personally designed papers. I would like to buy a small (but thick) book on Degas for an altered book project (or maybe van gogh or cezanne) that I saw in a used book store. Lisa Graham once suggested that I combine my ballerinas with Degas' artwork. Can't wait to try that too! (more info and references to come . . .)