These are the first foundational spreads in my new altered book project. These lovely little pages will soon be layered with more paint, scribbles and what-nots.
About this altered book project
The theme of my altered book is love. Love in all its forms: unconditional, parental, obsessive, passionate, timeless, unrequited, enduring, endless, etc. My goal is to devote an entire year to its development.
I had the idea for this project floating around in my head for quite some time now. There is something extremely enticing about dedicating an entire year to one project. One that develops over time as you do. It feels evolutionary in nature and the lack of a tight deadline is intoxicating.
I found a high end cookbook with a hardback cover at a thrift store for $3. It turned out to be the perfect base for this project. It's primarily a picture book. The 8.5" x 9" pages are thick and glossy and contain many images that transform into fluid shapes when lightly covered in gesso. I also selected this book because the cooking instructions have sensual descriptions that lend themselves perfectly to the theme of love and passion.
I plan to share project updates throughout the year. I hope you stop back from time to time to check out things as they develop. Better yet, subscribe to my newsletter and get regular email updates.
Do you have a big project bubbling in your noggin? Let it out!