I'm participating in an altered book round robin with the CalendarGirlz group. In the past, we have purchased calendars to alter, but Kathy McElroy came up with an unique idea to alter a book with a holidays theme. The plan is to send our books around this year, and each player will do a spread for a holiday that occurs within their month. Each person chooses the holidays they want illustrated in their book. For instance, for January you could go with New Year's Day or choose Martin Luther King Day. February could be Valentine's Day or President's Day. You get the picture.
I'm behind in showing you my book. I had it done and mailed off on February 1st, but I've had so many art commitments lately that I just didn't find time to feature it here. Here is one of the divider pages for the months. They are all very similar.
Below is my spread for New Year's Day.
My absolute favorite thing about altered books is how they look standing up with the pages fanning out. Mine already stands up by itself — wondering what it will look like by the end of the year!
It has been a while since I've actually altered a book, and it has been so much fun that I wonder why I don't do it more often. Since this book was completed over a month ago, I have now finished my first spread in another player's book, and I will post photos of it tomorrow. Come back!