Palimpsest. n. a manuscript or piece of writing on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.
I just read this definition on Diana Trouts blog, and had to use it! A group of local artists (and wonderful friends) are participating in a palimsest (aka altered book) exchange.
Don't they look like they'll be fun to work in? The smallest one is mine.
Here is a close up of my getting-the-book-ready to exchange:
I have much more work to do on all "my" spreads... and have made notes so I won't forget what I intended. Although sometimes the intention changes by the time you get your book back. :)
I'll share more on this "Palimpsest" project as we go along.