I am part of a group of mixed media artists gathered together by the extreamly talented Frieda Oxenham & the very creative Debby Harriettha . Over the next 10 months we will collaborate on our "TipTop Journals". We are each starting with an 8x8 blank journal -theme of our choice, decorating the cover - doing a page spread ourselves if we like, for our own book. Then our job is to create a spread of pages each month for our mailing partner - Frieda matches us up with someone new each month! We are mailing & exchanging JUST the pages this time - a brilliant idea!
With all that I have been focused on as of late it will come as no surprise to you that the theme for my journal is: Looking for a Nest. I finally worked on my cover tonight, to give my partner a feel for my journal and my theme. I collaged fabric, paper, and photos of our new house and some photos of actual nests! I stamped feathers, nests and birds, did a little writing by hand and added a bit of gold (Brass) Lumiere. You can click on the photo for more detail. It certainly felt good to do this!
My partner is Debby, and I will create a spread of pages on debby's theme: vintage sepia & white, while debby will create a home/nesting page for me -- all by the 14th of October! The other participants in the group are: Abby Lazar, Angie Hall Haviland, Caryl Hoobler, Judy Evitts, Paula Dion, Peggy Gato, and Terrie Lightfoot - wow! I will be updating you on my journal spreads for these artists every month.