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Monday, January 5, 2009

Altered Book

Have you ever heard of altered books? I hadn't either until Lisa asked if anyone was interested is starting a round robin with altered books. I did a bit of research online and decided to sign up.
I used to collect old books and have many that I obtained for no other reason than they interested me. I perused my inventory and selected a cookbook from 1942. It contains many pictures that I thought would be fun to incorporate in the altering process. Above is my altered front cover.
This is the front and back covers.

This is the front inside spread where the "alterers" will sign in when they leave their mark on the book. The whole process will take about a year as our books will travel the country being altered by the group. I am very excited about this new endeavor, it is just the creative outlet I need right now. I mailed my book today, the round robin has begun. I will keep you updated periodically throughout the year.


Jan said...

Alison, looks as if you got off to a great start. I'm not participating but Carrie is and I'm excited to see the outcomes.

lisaschaos said...

I stuck mine in that mail today and kissed it farewell. I'm totally excited but am starting to get nervous too! Fingers crossed that I'm actually creative enough. :)

ChrisB said...

I saw that challenge on Lisa's blog so I will follow your progress with interest.

marmiteandtea said...

I'd never heard of it but your book is beautiful.

Heather said...

This looks like fun! you'll have to keep us updated with what you do in the books!

Bethany said...

I wish I knew about this. But due to my own issues I was out of touch with my blogs for a while. Darn!!

karisma said...

I can't wait to see what you all do with the books as so far I noticed I know at least three of you! Yours looks lovely already! How exciting!

melissa said...

pretty!! what a cool idea!