Wee Cottage Lane Christmas

Wee Cottage Lane  Christmas
by Laura Pallatin of LaBelle Mariposa

Thursday, December 12, 2013

sharing "Altared Books" in 2014

It's almost mid-December and I have to admit, I'm getting excited about the new year already! I know I should slow down and enjoy Christmas, but gosh! I'm just so fired up about 2014! I followed my heart artistically and expanded my art to include something I'm calling "Altared Books." I was first inspired by the art of Dia De Los Muertos imagery and wanted to make a tiny world that held an altar tucked within a book. My first few pieces were exclusively "Day of the Dead" related. Then, I created books dedicated to people that I wrote stories about. These darling little worlds can be created to honor anything! Imagination is the only limit. 

It is my intent to offer workshops so that I can share the making of these pieces of assemblage art with others. Each gathering will be very fun! We'll dress up in frilly aprons, don sparkly tiaras, and create completely unique art! Wow, I can't wait! I'll be sharing more information about these plans as I begin to set dates. I've been asked to offer a workshop at "The Old Mortuary Inn" in Dunsmuir, CA.

an "Altared Book" by Laura Pallatin of LaBelle Mariposa dedicated to Frida Khalo

A view of an "Altared Book" featureing hand-painted & sculpted "sugar skulls," many jewelry and religious artifacts, flowers, birds, ribbon, sand dollar doves and many other little bits. 

The cover of an "Altared Book" by Laura Pallatin of LaBelle Mariposa

Inside cover of an "Altared Book" by Laura Pallatin of LaBelle Mariposa

a tiny Christmas scene inside and "Altared Book"

Christmas in an Altared Book

A praying mouse is inside a book dedicated to a fictional cat lover. 

The cover of an Altared Book with a cute locket and secret butterflies inside

The inside of the Altared Book dedicated to fictional "Auntie Bella"

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