Today and yesterday, I was very busy catching up with housework and working on the art I'm contributing at the Home Festival.
So far, I've got 9 pages fixed up where I've wet them onto sketch paper, painted them up with red paint - smudging them to look like they're bleeding a little - and then letting them dry and pucker; and not gluing them. On the back piece of sketch paper, which is partially attached, I'll be writing a line of why I collect - or a word - to let people know in as little as possible of the reasons and purposes for my collecting. Tomorrow, I'm hoping to get around the same amount of pages done again in the afternoon.
Then, tonight, I worked on another two pages of my altered book. This book will tell the story of how my passion for reading and books turned me into the writer I am today through pictures and collage. I've made up 4 pages already and tonight did another 2 of them; but they still need more work.
The book I'm using is 'The Dark Half' by Stephen King in hardcover and so, seeing it's black, I'll be doing up the cover in different colours, styles of things and items to make it attractive to people at the festival; to make them pick it up and read it. It will still be called 'The Dark Half' (as there's no copyright on titles) but it will be about how writing is a craft that is honed, it can also be used to be something to hide in from the world too. So, my story inside that book will have a moral as well as be something about me. I hope the pictures can speak about my passion as well as my words; as my writing has helped me through a lot of pain, problems and personal issues. However, my art is something else that has begun to bring something out in my life - something visual - that my writing can't do. Bringing them together is difficult, but I've found it's something I'm enjoying.