Monday, September 30, 2013

Altered Calendar - October

For this month's altered book round robin calendar swap - i had S's book The Odditorium.  You can see the pages i did in it back in the April HERE.  The goal is to add colourful and unusual characters - real or imagined.  I found two Modigliani prints in a book - which i cut out and places on a hand painted deli paper background. I wanted to add a witty comment about the couple on the right, which was titled Bride and Groom by the artist.  But they just don't look like a married couple to me - so it didn't work.  I searched through a book looking for something to caption the pages, and went with a modified dedication - To mother and father and sister Vera,  then on the facing page, added "Why the long faces?"
For my next spread i did a portrait composition using one of Julian Schnabel's portraits with the texture of plates under the paint.  A bit of Portfolio oil pastels to blend in the background.  I flipped through a children's book and found the caption you see above. I thought it was fitting!

1 comment:

janene said...

Diane these two spreads are awesome. Modgliani is my fav source for faces. Thanks for sharing these. Love your choice of words as well. Janene