I am currently in an altered book round robin. I just finished working in the first book. The theme of this book was "the sea". The theme was wide open for interpretation. We were suppose to do about 3 altered spreads in each book. When I first started on this book, I was kind of stuck creatively. But, once I got the first page done, there was no stopping me. I ended up doing five altered spreads (and I could of done more but I ran out of time). I hope "Pat" enjoys the finished pages I created in her altered book.
I call this first page "beach findings". It has a vintage feel of a day at the beach. Used everything from old sandpaper for the beach, to transparencies, mesh, dimensional shells, and old photos.
What is the sea full of??? Fish of course. It was only appropriate to do a "fish monger" page. I found these old fish labels, and then painted my own little fishie.
"Romance on the High Seas"... what more can you say. Nothing much more romantic than love at sea.
Sea horses are a unique and interesting sea creature. They shouldn't be forgotten. I put a little humor into this page. Our art group is about to have a "western" themed art gathering. How appropriate to have a sea "horse" that sais "giddy up".
A sea themed altered book wouldn't be complete without a mermaid or two. This mermaid image is one of my favorites. She is just the beautiful essence of a mermaid. She is the "jewel of the sea". The background if shimmery, stamped and glittered.
Pat, I had a great experience working in your altered book. I hope you'll be pleased when you get to see your book in person in a few months from now.