A Year of Altered Books 2015


Registration for the 2015 class of A Year of Altered Books will open on October 31st.

This year-long class covers all the basic techniques you’ll need to alter a book well, easily, and with confidence. With over 14 hours of video lessons, 3 hours of video speed-throughs of pages created from start to finish, and hundreds of example photos from my years of altering books, you will come out on the other end of 2015 with a comprehensive knowledge of how to alter books.

For more information about this class, including a sample video, and over two dozen photos of class sample pages, check the class description.

To be notified via email as soon as registration opens, leave your contact information on the form below.

Pay What You Want Classes

stencilfrida02About a year ago, I started offering a few classes as Pay What You Want, with variable pricing. It’s turned out to be a really good model for all of us: more of you are taking classes at prices you feel you can afford, and I’m averaging what I’d hoped to charge for the class, because while some are paying the minimum, others are paying the maximum. We all win.

So, I’ve switched all the classes to the Pay What You Want format. If there’s a class you wanted to take, but couldn’t quite afford, you should go check the new pricing listed on each class detail page. You might be able to afford it now.

I’m planning to offer all future classes in this format, to keep them affordable for almost everyone.

Basic Acrylic Backgrounds Giveaway

BasicAcrylicBackgroundsThe winner is…NADINE WONG.
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As some of you already know, I’ve started the tedious process of converting my how-to CDs to books. The first one, Basic Acrylic Backgrounds, is already done, and available for purchase on CreateSpace and Amazon, along with all my previous books and ‘zines.

I have a proof copy of Basic Acrylic Backgrounds that I would love to give away. Leave a comment below, telling me something good that’s going on in your world right now, and that will enter you in the drawing for this book. On April 1st, I’ll throw all the qualifying entries into a pile, and pick one.


Friday ETA: Honestly, folks, if you leave a comment that says “sign me up for the drawing”, that doesn’t qualify as telling me something good. It tells me you didn’t bother to read this post. And it makes me delete your comment, while mumbling something ugly under my breath…

Saturday ETA: I thought it would go without saying, but apparently it doesn’t: “I would love to win this book” is not telling me something good going on in your world, either. So far, I’ve deleted about a dozen of those…

New Raven Winter Paper Dolls

I’ve just added the latest edition in the Raven/Ginger/Saffron paper doll series. In honor of this seemingly endless season, here’s Raven Winter:


As always, this set comes with three sheets, representing three different skin tones. All the pieces and parts in the set can be mixed and matched to create your own unique doll—and, all the pieces from this set can be used with all the other sets in the Raven/Ginger/Saffron series. This new winter set will work really well with the pieces in the Raven Halloween set I released last year.