Altered Book: rev 1.1

"The commas are the most useful and usable of all the stops. It is highly important to put them in place as you go along. If you try to come back after doing a paragraph and stick them in the various spots that tempt you you will discover that they tend to swarm like minnows into all sorts of crevices whose existence you hadn’t realized and before you know it the whole long sentence becomes immobilized and lashed up squirming in commas. Better to use them sparingly, and with affection, precisely when the need for each one arises, nicely, by itself."
Lewis Thomas


This is a shot of work in process on a children's book I'm altering. Just $1 USD at the thrift store! At 10"x12" it's huge when opened flat, an expansive workspace. I work several pairs of pages at a time, doing a background coat of fluid acrylics thinned with fluid matte medium. A layer of ephemera, more paint, some gesso, found stamps, more images. On this page, a little of everything, a bit chaotic I think. Note a portion of a list of books read in 2007... love using lists as ephemera.