“To find your creative muse you have to go to a place within yourself where no one else has ever been. Experiment, brake the rules, make mistakes, grow and most of all ... Have fun while doing it! Don't wait for inspiration to come to you .. go out and find it.Never loose the child within you because within the child you will find your imagination. Be creative and be inspired and you will live a life filled with wonderful creative blessings."

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Altered Books

I took an old book and altered it by gluing pages together and then covering them with gesso. This will be my art poem book. I already did the front cover by first cutting a hole into the front which creates a little round window to the second page where I wrote the words 'My Poem Book" I then covered the outside with two coats of gesso and then used some tissue paper and podge to cover it completely. I glued 3 X 3 pages together which gives a nice firm surface to work on and then also slapped some gesso over the pages. I now have a complete blank book which is unique ! I drew the cat and flower on watercolor paper first and then colored them with watercolor pencils. On the background I used oil pastels and then took a brush with a little bit of turpentine washed all over the page. I then wrote the beginning and introduction of my book with a waterproof black felt tipped pen.

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