Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Top: "White Bird", left-hand page (not
that stray piece of paper again!!)
Bottom: "White Bird", right-hand page

This is another set of pages in my altered book. I don't know if I really have the altered book concept down pat - I covered up 95% of the words in "Suzanne", and about 99% of the words here.

I actually did these two pages first. I learned a couple of important technique pointers: Don't lay down too much paint, and don't just stick the clipping on the wet page (it wrinkles!!).

I don't know how many people know the song, released in 1969 by It's a Beautiful Day. It's really quite a dark and melancholy song, though extremely beautiful. I haven't actually heard this song for maybe 30 years but it has never left my mind.


Mermaid said...

I did enjoy this very much too!
I like your concept.
the songs are a great thing on it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love that song! I used to have the LP, with that wonderful image on the cover. (Another strange song by that group was "Bombay Calling". But that one doesn't have any words.)
I'm really enjoying this new blog. I'm so glad you started it. Your artwork is lovely! RJ

. said...

wondering if you have been working on your art, I check your main blog already this morning and I guess I need to check your book blog, LOL...
I did some pages in the altered book last night but haven't take pictures or scan it all.