Altering books can be a great adventure. There are no rules, no rights and wrongs. There are infinite ways to use all your favorite art supplies and skills to alter an old book. I hope you visit often. Please feel free to use any ideas and tricks you pick up here. I do this for fun, not for profit! One of my best tricks is - if you mess up a page, tear it out! Start a new page. That's "my way".
I recently added the mail art component here. What could be easier or more fun than making a post card and sending it off to a friend? Or to a stranger?
here is a new drawing of an old face from the self portrait book I mentioned a few posts back. This is Paglo Veronese (1573)
- or at least my version of his painting. This is now a favorite because of his awesome profile.
The next one is anonymous.
The other day I took a pomegranate to the Senior Center as I wanted to draw something easy, something I could work on but it would not take my full attention as there is so much talking/gossiping going on, it's hard to concentrate. Here are my working materials followed by the drawing. It's very handy to have a little project and easy to carry materials. Most of the people in our art group haul in big canvases, paints, wheeled carts, easels, etc. When I carry my little bag, I have an extra hand available to help someone else with their loads.