Friday, July 29, 2011

The 4th Edition of the Altered Bits Art Zine Is Published!

I Am Published!

Yes, it's true, and all of my thanks goes to
Alicia Caudle
at Altered Bits for making it possible for my art work to be published! Alicia Caudle is a remarkable woman and a wonderful inspiration to the artist community through her incredible web site, newsletters, and tutorials!  She sells her amazing art work along with the delightful collage sheets she personally designs. Alisha holds a yearly challenge that she opens to give artists the wonderful  opportunity to enter their art work for possible publication in  her digital Altered Bits E-Zine! She has already published 3 Altered Bits E-Zines that are jam packed with outstanding examples of mixed media art from artists who entered the challenge!
Last Fall,  when she sent out the announcement for artists to enter the Altered Bits
E-ZineChallenge, she also added that the 4th Edition would be sold in print! I have always loved Alicia's amazing art work and her  incredible web site and was immediately inspired by the themes she had listed for the challenge entries!
              1.  Black and White
  2.  Notorious
                     3.  Letters and Symbols

I choose the theme "Notorious" and with my two favorite Hollywood Divas in mind, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, I created an altered art book with images from the movie, "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane"!

I sent my entry to Alicia with my fingers crossed and went completely out-of-my-mind
thrilled when she sent the e-mail letting me know  that my altered art book would be published in the Altered Bits Zine!

To find out where to purchase the Altered Bits Art Zine,  check out these links:

Thank You ~Alica!

 I also want to send out a special thanks to another very creative and talented woman!
 Jo Gabriel,
 who is a very gifted singer/songwriter and pianist! If it had not been for Jo's website,  The Last Drive In, I wouldn't have been inspired to create my altered art book for the challenge! When I saw all of the incredible images that she had posted from the movie "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?",  the "sparks of inspiration" began to flow and I knew that I had found the images I needed to create my definition of  the theme "Notorious"!

Click the link below to see all of the incredible images from
 "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" plus many more Hollywood greats!

 Jo  has posted an incredible amount of  images from the old Hollywood Era of those 
exciting, thriller /chiller motion pictures that made everyone crazy to go the drive in 
to watch their favorite stars appear on that enormous outdoor picture screen!
Thank You ~ Jo!!


Birgit said...

Hi there,

Thanks to Anna’s great Practical Magic blog party website I know that you are taking part in the event. I have pondered how to participate and thought it would be neat to post anonymously people’s thoughts and/or secrets regarding the movie. Sites which inspired me are:

Post Secret
Walt Disney Confessions

Those thoughts or secrets could e.g. be “I have already watched the movie 1,000 times,” “I wish I had a sister like Gilly,” “The aunts’ house is my dream house,” “I have dreamt about Jimmy” etc. Anything which comes to your mind when you think of “Practical Magic.”

If you feel like helping me out, be sure to send me your thought/secret as soon as possible at Of course, I handle each “confession” anonymously. And – please nothing x-rated!

Greetings from Germany,

Georgie Horn said...

Stopping by from the Practical MAgic blog party. Stop by my blog for a little puddin n pie

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I'll just be brokenhearted if I don't hear from you!