Thursday, February 25, 2016

Artist Altered Book Project

I'm enjoying participating in an Artist Altered Book Project. Here's how it works. Janice Paine-Dawes set this up for the ten of us who asked to be included. We each choose a theme and size we want for our book and create a cover. Then once a month another artist sends us a page for our book while we send a page to another participant. Janice has sent us a schedule to follow as well as setting up a Yahoo group so we can post our work.

My book's theme is Trees/Leaves/Rocks/Water--anything nature-related, in an 8" x 10" portrait format. Here's my cover:

I've made a page for Joani Share with the theme People, Places or Things, 6" x 8".

Here is my page for Leni Weiner with a Bird theme, 8" x 10": It is based on a photograph taken by my photographer friend Carol Clark and she gave me permission to use it. See more of her work at

I'm eager to begin receiving pages for my book!


Tierney Hogan said...

Very cool!

Joy V said...

What a fabulous project to participate in. I would be getting excited to receive my pages from the other participants.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks Tierney and Joy. There are 10 participants and each has chosen her theme and size and prepared her own covers. It will be a stretching exercise to create something for the specified theme, and to use different techniques. I've never done an artist altered book before and have to figure out how to assemble mine. My next "assignment" is Time Began in a Forest.

plumquilty said...

That looks like lots of fun Martha. Do keep posting the pages you send and receive. So interesting.

Franki Kohler said...

Wow, this looks like great fun. You will have a real treasure of a book when this project is complete. I look forward to seeing it all.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks Vivian and Franki.....I have received two pages and will post about them soon. I got my second page today, and it's wonderful. I am having a great time thinking and planning for the other pages I will need to make. Mind-stretching activities for themes like "Aerial View," "Women and the Universe," "Habitat," Time Began in a Forest," and more.