Famed Alicia Caudle, from Altered Bits has created "The Tallest Handmade Book in the World" project which I'm so excited to participate in.
Anyone wanting to join just lets Alicia know and creates a
6" x 4" folded artwork that Alicia can bind with a needle and thread on the fold. Then send it to her in the mail. Full instructions are on the project link above. Once the book is complete, Alicia will have it exhibited and will auction it off with the proceeds sent to a non-profit charity to create "art for a cause".
Below is my submission. My cover page was based on a scene I made for the talented Roxanne Evan Stout from River Garden Studio 's InnerWorks altered book. It occurred to me that the theme Earth Tones has ART at its
core. With this in mind- I wanted my work to connect to the world around us. Layers of cloth materials and acrylic paint were used and then sandpapered to attain an earthy texture. See if you can see part of a postage Love stamp that I also attached.
The right side of the inner page was created using a section from a small gift book I have with the words:
"The best things in life are not things" ...
One of my favorite sentiments. Gold leafing, acrylic paint, rubber stamping and a black sharpie were used.
Using acrylic paint, I created the theme of a country nature scene on the back side. It contains a postage stamp and a cut out vintage picture of a woman on a bicycle from one of my desk file folders. A tiny section of a musical score was attached as part of the ground to provide additional texture.
Thank you Alicia for all the inspiration you provide to everyone around you! I'm so grateful to be part of this project and appreciate the generosity you have in that huge heart of yours. I hope everyone reading this post tells all of your friends and family about this project. Anyone can participate- no matter how artistic you think you are!
Who knows, you may just be part of:
The Tallest Handmade Book in the World!"