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I am very proud to be featured
in these magnicicent books:

the pulse of mixed media
by seth apter

the pulse of mixed media, by seth apter

inspired remnants, curious dreams
by kerin gale

inspired remnants, curious dreams - mixed-media projects in epoxy clay by kerin gale

Find Me in These Print Publications

Altered Bits Mixed Media Art Zine
"Notorious" and "Letters & Symbols"
2011
Somerset Studio, January/February 2010

Somerset Studio, Jan/Feb '10
Somerset Studio, January/February 2010

Somerset Digital Studio, Autumn '09
somerset digital studio, volume three
 

Find Me In These Online
Mixed Media Art Publications

Black and White
Mixed Media Art Zine

black and white zine, atlered art, mixed media art, pdf zine

Odd Numbers
Mixed Media Art Zine

odd numbers, zine, mixed media art, altered art, art with numbers

Anatomically Altered
Mixed Media Art Zine

anatomically altered art zine

about altered bits and the girl behind the site: alicia

 
Once upon a time...

Once upon a time in the mildly rainy Northwest, a web designer girl/mixed media artist named Alicia realized that her studio was overflowing with an abundance of found objects and altered art supplies so great that she would never in 943 years be able to use it all herself. Rather than coveting it, she decided to share some of her treasures with the rest of the world and so was born Altered Bits.

Someday, perhaps Altered Bits will morph into a real storefront in Portland with heaps of goodies and workshops, but for now it's just a pretty little place to peek at online (I say this because someone popped over to my house a couple of weeks ago to shop, and I felt a tad on the awkward side).

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About "The Girl" (a.k.a. alicia caudle)

A young Miss Alicia Caudle was graciously blessed with an Etch-a-Sketch™ from her parents which fueled her creativity at an eerily early age. From there, she quickly graduated to paper, glue and various doll parts to create strange little collages and assemblages that her mother typically scoffed at (she did not buy Barbies to have them be immediately dissected, for example). In her latter teen years, Alicia taught herself the art of web design and shortly thereafter founded Digit 13, a Portland-based web design collective where she still professionally resides part time. Her designs have been featured in online and print publications garnering international recognition in the web design industry, but that's neither here not here...

Alicia is a self-taught artist who began regularly creating altered books and "eerie" shadow boxes around the age of 14, having her fist exhibit at 15. Over the years she became an accomplished abstract painter and mixed media artist, selling most of her work the greater Portland area, Scotland and Austria (random, but true). After taking a few year hiatus from art to raise her fireball son, her works can once again be found in galleries, shops and bars in Oregon and Washington as well as publications such as "Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams" by Kerin Gale (2010), "The Pulse of Mixed Media" by Seth Apter (2012), and various Somerset Magazines. Alicia teaches children's art workshops from her little old house during the school year (she's a home-school mama who loves all of the "stray" kids in the 'hood) and also has a children's art book in the works (kids are more fun to play with most of the time). She is also the curator and designer of the infamous Altered Bits Art Zine.

Alicia currently resides in Portland, OR with her small but happy creative family: amazing musician husby® Paul (who proficiently plays 16+ instruments) and eight-year-old genius son, "Little Man" Finn Mercury. Both (thankfully!) share her penchant for anatomy, bird nests, taxidermy, miscellaneous doll parts and "creepy things".

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