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

Location: Araranguá, Brazil

Sunday, November 25, 2007

More Christmas Cats

These are the lateste of my Christmas Cat paintings. They were done in acrylics, oils and a bit of mixed media.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ATCs Altered Keyring Books

I had this ideas when I saw these little plastic things used for identification. They are exactly, 2,5"x3"5 and they have a rim . I punched a hole in 7 of them, put my ATCs inside and closed them with a beautiful metallic ring I found in a shop where we buy pieces for jewelry making. Then I embellished this ring with beads and tassels. Some beads on the "Fairies of Beauty" are hand made and crackled. I just have to buy them. They are so beautiful!




Monday, November 19, 2007


This book was commissioned for the Sanchez Altered Art Collection. Since animals of any knind are a fascinating subject, it was a pleasure to work in the book. The only problem was to delimitate the size of the project. I am very happy with the results!!!

More Christmas Siamese Cats Original Oil Paintings

More Christmas paintings with Camille as "Santa's little helper"

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Christmas Siamese Cat Oil painting by Vera Lucia Emerim

These are the latest oil paintings I did this year. I have much fun including Camille and Titi in all those adorable Christmas scenes. As you all know I am 12 years old in my heart and I love Christmas!!!!

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Monday, November 05, 2007


This Altered Book about Saint Mary Magdalene is the culmination of months of research and spiritual growth. I became very inspired by Mary Magdalene in the beginning of this year and did some paintings about her. Meanwhile I was researching all the artistic renderings of the saint down the ages. I became very acquainted with the accounts about her life and the paintings done by many of the greatest artists of all time. At some point I decided that I had to put all my research into a medium that is familiar and very dear to me, and it is altered books.

I used several reproductions of the most beautiful renderings of Mary Magdalene, backgrounds made from Brazilian papers, golden inks, crackles, acrylic paints, and quotations from the Gospels. The pages are sturdy and heavy.

The cover is done with transparent crackles and a niche/frame to embellish the tender picture of Mary. It is all painted in gold to simulate old metal. (You can find a tutorial about it in this blog.)

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

What Number Are You?

You Are 5: The Investigator

You're independent - and a logical analytical thinker.
You love learning and ideas... and know things no one else does.

Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.
You are open minded. A visionary. You understand the world and may change it.

At Your Best: You are sharp, inventive, and creative. You have the skills to lead the world.

At Your Worst: You are reclusive, weird, and a bit paranoid.

Your Fixation: Greed

Your Primary Fear: Being useless or incompetent

Your Primary Desire: Being competent and needed

Other Number 5's: Bill Gates, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bjork, and Stephen Hawking.