Featured Work: Altered Book—Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait

 Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait. (2018). Altered Book. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on book pages.

Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait. (2018). Altered Book. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on book pages.

So excited to show you my first finished altered book. I have others in the works, but I put the final touches on this one yesterday. I left the cover plain. But, when you open the book, there is a surprise inside. The light was not right for a great picture, but this will give you an idea.

 Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait. (2018). Altered Book. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on book pages.

Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait. (2018). Altered Book. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on book pages.

I cut out a window in the book, so, inset, there is a collage with a red chair and pink blooms. A collage with water, fish, flowers, mountains and trees dominates the rest of the pages. I went back to a simple design for the back cover: three yellow daisies in a purple container.

As with many altered books, it does not close completely. I like that it stands up without support on my shelf and I can enjoy the scenery!

 Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait. (2018). Cover design. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on book pages.

Cares of Tomorrow Must Wait. (2018). Cover design. Hand-stamped and altered paper with acrylics on book pages.

Once I can get some good pictures of the book, I will be posting it in my gift shop. Larger format collage wall art may be viewed in my Collector's Gallery. Please contact me for purchase information.

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Cheers!--Janyce