I have been watching the videos over on Amy's Flutterbye (see sidebar) that she and Natasha are teaching on book altering. All the classes are FREE! and inspiring!
I love the reasoning behind offering it free... and I'm not sure if these are partially her words from somewhere on her site or mine (!?):
there's enough for everyone,
there's no need for all the artistic competitiveness
so share what you know...
so far they've worked through picking your book, thinning pages, preping, playing, painting the cover and putting in a zipper.... I'm still afraid of the zipper even after watching that one, plus my book is VERY old so the strings may not be able to handle the stress of the zipper. I'm still working on a portrait on one of the pages I collaged on, but here's the cover...
and maybe stories of goddesses or such.
She sort of reminds me of the Venus of Willendorf or one of the other old ones, I could see it made of a tiny piece of clay on some long ago altar (minus the bright colors). and... just because I love them....
here's a few goddesses, some are based on real artifacts and some aren't.
Oh, I'm linking this up to the butterfly effect as their theme this week is also goddesses!