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My favorite Yahoo Group, the Altered Books Group, turns 13! tomorrow. We are a teenager now! Back on August 6, of 1999, a small group of adventuresome and inspiring book artists started this group on Yahoo. The internet was still relatively young, and Yahoo certainly was young. It is a testament to the art form (yes, book altering is art!) and to the men and women who value cast-off books as potential fodder for new art.
I didn’t join the group until Feb. of 2003, when there were slightly more than 2,000 members (yes- 2, 000!). We now have over 7,000 members, and though most are not visibly active, our resources are still used on a daily basis. I’ve had the good fortune to help moderate the group since summer of 2003, with a brief hiatus somewhere around 2006 or 07.
To celebrate our 13th birthday, I created 13 ATC’s today (artist trading cards) (I also am a member of the Yahoo ATC Group.) The cards are based on book pages from children’s stories. I attached the pages to YUPO ‘paper’, put the paper into my printer, and then printed one of my own digital backgrounds onto the book pages. I then cut out the ATC’s to size…2.5″ x 3.5″ , and created my collages. The faux postage is from Lisa Vollrath of Ten Two Studios. She created them for the 13th birthday for group members to use! Hence, I altered book pages while creating ATC’s –
LEAVE A COMMENT! ON AUGUST 15, I WILL DRAW 13 NAMES (hopefully there will be at least 13 comments!) AT RANDOM, AND SEND EACH OF THE 13 PEOPLE CHOSEN ONE OF THE ATC’s – no strings attached, and international comments welcomed!
COMMENTS WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 14! COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.(FOR THE DRAWING)- ANY ENTERED ON AUG. 14 WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE DRAWING.