| 27 February, 2013 12:26
I just unpacked my car after teaching Class Two of my Altered Book Workshop
at Sarasota Art Center. OMG, its amazing how much material I save on the chance that it might someday be perfect for an Altered Book. Boxes and bags filled with scraps of collected papers, mailing labels, tags, ribbons, found pieces of hardware, old game pieces, broken jewelry, crayons, marking pens, paints, ink pads...anything and everything I gather
into my stash.
I am always working on at least one or two journals at a time...I keep them next to my work table and when I am waiting for the paint to dry on a gallery painting (or waiting for the next bright idea for a watercolor), I flip open to a page in the half-finished book and start creating.
I have dozens of Altered Books. I give away as gifts to treasured friends and family, I display them on shelves in my living room, I pile them up in the corner of my studio...and I always keep one in my car to jot down notes or make sketches.
It doesn't seem to matter how many books I already have -- I just seem to always be working on another one! No question. I am totally addicted to Altered Book making!!