Altered Books

Grace Mendez: Starting An Altered Book

I’m starting an altered book project. It’s taken me a long time to feel comfortable with the process of altering pages in a printed book. I love books. I have shelves of books, I go to the library regularly. Growing up I was told to not write in books. When I was in college I […]

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

2015 07 01 Grace Mendez Light at the end of the tunnel

I live a few blocks away from the Emeryville Amtrak station. There are several places to cross the train tracks at gate arms. If I am walking, I have the option to cross the tracks via a pedestrian walkway at the Emeryville station. The tracks are shared with Union Pacific and a really long cargo […]

Koi Coloring Pens As Watercolor

Grace Mendez Koi Coloring Brush Pens

I’ve been using Koi Coloring Pens as watercolor in my art journals. The technique that I use with the Koi Coloring Pens: sketch the face with a pencil add the Koi Coloring Pen wash the ink with the waterbrush wait until dry erase any extra pencil You don’t need very much ink from the pen […]