Friday, March 02, 2012

Spreading Art Joy.....

A few weeks ago I helped my daughter teach a class - of school teachers - how to alter books into journals. What fun!! The enthusiasm was infectious and it was a delight to show them all I knew about the subject.  After sitting isolated at my art table for the past 9 months or so - it was enlightening to be surrounded by willing students.  I realized that my self-directed learning has been productive and that I had progressed further than I had thought.  It is very easy to sit here and not see my own progression when I have art obstacles in my mind at all times.  A good lesson learned - to get my head off my own table every once in awhile ;)

A journal peek......I just love the look of a full colour gel transfer!!  The vintage Valentine makes me smile....


  1. Em you have inspired me to try my hand at altered books! I found three old diaries which look like they'd be perfect to practise on (my little bit of research says that sewn in pages are best), what are the essential materials for a beginner?

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, it's so good to be back in touch after so many years!

  2. Love the color and pattern here. Sounds like you had fun :)

  3. I love this! Can i ask what technique you used on the right side?