Thursday, November 27, 2008

CCC - Altered book "wonder" page

Still working backwards: the first spread of the CCC Altered Book, "I hope you dance". (Recognize the bubblewrap printing?) The egg nest is a transparency - hard to photograph well.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Altered board book - OCEAN page

The background pages for the altered board book for Cedar Crest College are now painted. I decided to dedicate the book to the women of CCC by using inspiring phrases from the song "I hope you dance". When I studied at CCC, I was hoping to dance, so this theme felt right to me. Don't ask me why I decided to start in the middle of the book, but I did. Here is the transformation from painted pages to completed. I inserted a vellum page on this spread to make it more interesting to read.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I am honored to say that I have been invited as an Artist-In-Residence at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. Sharing ideas with students from the Book Arts class, I find my time there very inspiring. Their current project is an altered board book (children's book) so we are busy sanding and covering pages with gesso. I will share the progress of my altered board book -- one which I will dedicate to the women of CCC and then donate to their art gallery. One of the pages: already painted. . .