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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Altered Book Pages

This weekend I get to start my holiday vacation with a blast- the continuum of my Creatively Conscious Ladies Art Class! During our last August Retreat day we started Altered Books, which can be very much like a sketchbook or more highly resolved pieces of art. I just realized there are many pages of which I never shared here- so I thought it seemed to be a fine time to do so.

My altered book cover by m.diaz Altered Pagealtered page by m.diaz matador altered pages by m.diaz Barren Queen altered page 1 by m.diazBarren Queen altered page2 by m.diaz altered page by m.diaz Ausencia altered page by m.diazRue de Reves altered page by m.diaz

Would have been nice if I would have shown you what the book looked like before I messed with it! Well hope you enjoy!
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Reader Comments (9)

love it! particularly love the last one the most! waoo


looks lovely, i always like your altered book stuff. i cannot wait to show you my self portrait.

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlightfoot

I LOVE your drawings!!! I am drawn particularly to the dark one with the face on the female figures body. Very Tim Burtonisque. Love it!!! And awww, a very small part of me is on the last one (also another fave) with the leaves. If only I could illustrate and draw...the stuff that I'd be able to develop, flourish and be set free....hmmmm.
Much love and creatively yours,
ShaSha xoxo

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon <3

i love these so much!! amazing as always :)

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterluisa

my saint is a total sinner as well. Ausencia is gorgeous.......

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon

i think your altered pages are my favorite things that you make.

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolin

using a book gives it a wonderful context, lyrical and full of different readings. avenues for consideration, thats where the viewer brings their own experiences...

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon

these look so great!! i've been thinking of starting one of these myself. I found a book a while back with the title "problems in aesthetics" which i think is perfect for this. you may have just inspired me to start :)

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrock

Love to see your creative explorations in your altered books...I especially like the range from ones that are really heavily worked to the ones that are simple gestures.

December 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy21

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