Horror and books: talk about the pleasures of life!
I asked my friend Victor if I could borrow this Italian book of comics for inspiration. This vintage gem from 1973 features 55 Comics of horror.
I’m sharing some of the pages here so you can mesmerise in it as well!
The Weather, 2012
I lost the photos documenting this book, so I took new ones and also made a video. I can finally share this work.
Time to catch up!
With all the projects and the out-of-date college work I need to attend I’m a bit stressed but here’s a nice update of those things that make it worthwhile. Just like my two dollar kitty top.
A recent art book I had made, and finally got to document it for everyone to see. It’s a Manta Ray and inside it’s belly you can find the book and it’s contents. ♥
Strawberry Nom Nom Dessert
My vacations have officially begun and the heat is terrible! Finishing work while being almost naked in front of two fans, drinking water from a gallon and crushing ice with my teeth. Definitely not a glamorous lifestyle. But so far so good. I’m feeling much better from the heat stroke that got me recently. I try to take care of myself but every summer I get some sort of disease caused by the high temperatures. Amidst this turmoil, I’ve been dealing not only with my physical health but also my mental health. I need to stop feeling guilty about trying to relax.
Pictures from the past week.
Keys to Sorrow, Art-book, 2011
Keys to Sorrow is the result of book alteration. I used a book called Keys to Happiness from the 50s (See post about original book before alteration) as base.
The tools of trade of this project also include: thread, acrylic paint, permanent marker, watercolour paper, blood and irony.
A vintage book from the 50s.
Originally a compilation of Reader’s Digest from the 1950s. I found this book within my house library and instantly knew I’d use it for my book altering project. I read most of it. Found a few of the reads very modern and interesting. Though I laughed at the majority of the extremely conservative essays. Such an ironic text was perfect for my plans. (Finished plans that you’ll see in my next post!)
Nadie Muere dos veces, (Art Book), 2011
This is the process of making Nadie Muere dos veces, an art book. Explanations are very condensed, but you get the idea.