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Altered dreams

Altered art by Vera Lucia Emerim. Altered books, card holders,albums, ATC, collage and other mixed media artworks.

Location: Araranguá, Brazil

Monday, May 29, 2006

Altered Book journal, two original mixed media ACEOs and a bunch of tags

Spiral bound altered journal “Journey”. The cover was altered with crackles and a collage where I used cabinet photos reprints and pink roses. If you would like to see at eBay, please click on the title above.

Altered Book Photo Album Card Holder And Two ACEOs

This is an altered card holder/photo album whose cover was altered with crackles and a collage.It is also very much sealed with matte varnish, decoupage technique. There are two original mixed media ACEOs inside the album and some tags. If you would like to see at eBay, please click on the title above.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Altered Paper Bag Book "Flowers"

Altered paper bag book “Flowers” was one of my first books and I decided to publish it now. It has13 spreads and 12 pockets. The paper bags are glued one to another and make very steady pages. I used acrylic paints, crackles, vellum and many flower quotations. All the images are from napkins. I have to paint the pages in a clear color for the images to show. I used a glue called "termolina", that gives strength to the paper. It is a Brazilian stuff. The cover is decoupage and closes tightly with a clasp. I embellish it with different golden laces, golden ribbon and a cold porcelain flower cast. Book size is 6 ½inches x 6 ½ inches x 1 inch.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Titi, the cat and the priestess

This my latest cat and priestesss/goddess painting. Titi, my Siamese cat is the model.

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Altered Book BAST Egyptian Cat Goddess

5-30-2006 UPDATE This book is still at eBay. I lowerd the tarting bid. Click on the title above to go there.

This altered book was done some time ago. It is about Egyptian Cat goddess Bast. The cat was worshipped as a sacred animal in ancient Egypt. Bast is the Egyptian Goddess and protector of cats, women and children. She is the goddess of sunrise. Her goddess duty changed over the years, but she is also known as a goddess of love, fertility, birth, music and dance. She is depicted in art in many different ways. The most common is the body of young woman with the head of a domestic cat sometimes holding a sistrum.
Bast and cats have been a recurrent theme in my art. When I decided to start doing altered book, this book was one of the firsts, which I am now publishing in this blog. It has many prints from my original oil paintings that were never published or sold. They belong to my private collection. I hope you enjoy them. The photos are not very good. And I am sorry about it.
The book has 12 spreads, poetry, information, real photos of ancient Bast’s statues, several kinds of inks, paints, glitter and crackles. Some artworks are painted on the book itself. The last spread is a print from an oil painting and was colored with pencils in the book.
The cover is embellished with Bast’s figures cast in cold porcelain.
If you would like to see this AB at eBay, click on the title above.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Cats: new spread

This is the first spread I finished for my new altered book.The Portuguese words on the little heart mean "with love".