The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Altered Book Delight

The theme of this current altered book is, "Art, Nature & Soul"...this book is about all that inspires me in the creative process, the aspects of life that feed my creative soul and that help me stay connected to that magical creative place..such as nature, trees, flowers, colour, vibrant and magical colour...the written word, poems, affirmations, quotes etc.

Above is the great book I had found years ago, which gave me inspiration to try my hand at this great art medium..."18 Creative Techniques for Self-Expression - Altered Books Workshop" by Bev Brazelton...a great book if you are an altered book artist yourself or thinking about delving into this medium.

A two page spread in process...

An inserted page above...

A window page looking into the next 'Autumn-Fall' page

What is an altered book anyway?  It is any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.  They can be rebound, painted, cut, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, embossed, drilled, adorned with windows, doors, shadow boxes, pockets, tags...the possibilities are endless and it is magical.

Currently I am teaching a 5 week altered book program and I am absolutely loving the joy it is bringing the others and myself...each person working on their book has a great style, sense of adventure and they are delving into the unknown with wonder and embracing all the possibilities their creations could become.  I hope to share some of their creations with some photos of the class soon.


rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Supria, I just discovered your beautiful blog this morning. I followed your comment from my friend Lynne's blog and think your work, (and your whole blog!) wonderful... Your thoughts, your writing and design together make a work of art. Some of your colors and pieces make me feel as if you are a kindred spirit... I will visit you again! Roxanne

seth said...

This looks fantastic so far. And I really love the theme you have chosen.