In preparation for creating my first altered book in class tomorrow I made a trip to the famous Strand bookstore today and had a field day digging through their collections. It was a very cold day today and my tummy was growling but I could not be distracted from the rows of $1.00 books that awaited my exploration.
It was interesting to search for books that appealed to me on an artistic level, rather than strictly for their content in words. I found myself plucking out colorful and fanciful children books, an older book on Egyptian art, collections of fairy tales, and a very odd photography book of people in different bodies of water…
I will bring a few books to choose from during class tomorrow, and the others will rest at home in my studio and hopefully make the journey into an altered book in the near future!