The monthly challenge over at Bluebird 1 2 3 is to alter a book and have it reflect your art journey. I have been wanting to alter a book and this challenge seemed just right for my first time.
Here's the book I have chosen - it has only 38 pages and I will be gluing some together. I love the cover and the fact that it focuses upon owls. Owls are traditionally associated with the adjective "wise", and my book will be altered to reflect my journey (toward) wisdom, particularly through my art. The book has some wonderful photos which I will use portions of. I got the book at a used bookstore for $2. Apparently the man who sculpted the owl piece in the third photo had these books published to accompany the sculpture. This is one in a series of four sculptures by Irving Burgues, and the book carries a signed Certificate of Authenticity, dated February 1976.