The Note Swap - write a hand written note & receive one in exchange
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
~ Carl Sandburg
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
~ Marc Chagall
|I added more lace paper around the opening here . . .|
|I love how the embossing powder on the page looks like sand and the lace paper looks like waves|
|when you turn the page to see the whole photo, I have added more paint and pigment powders.|
|On this set of pages I added paint and stardust glitter to this page, then brushed over the glitter with matte medium to make sure it stayed in place.|
|more rubber stamping and some embossing powder|
I started participating in ART House Co-op projects by doing the Sketchbook project 2011. You register, they send you a sketchbook, you fill it up however you like & send it back. Art House had done a number of 'Sketchbook projects' before the 2011 one, but I believe that one was the largest: 28,839 artists from 94 countries were sent blank sketchbooks and just under 10,000 books were returned completed, wow! My sketchbook has been on tour around the country last year with the other completed books and now is cataloged in the Art House Co-op's Library in Brooklyn, NY. You can view the pages in my 2011 Sketchbook HERE.
i also joined the Sketchbook 2012 project and finished in January of this year - sent it off to them -that project will begin a world wide tour April 14, 2012. If a tour stop is nearby (dates on the link below) you could go and view the Sketchbooks in person! Next up for me is the Limited Edition Sketchbook project, called as such because only 5,000 artists could register. I need to have that completed and postmarked by April 30, so you will see me posting on that soon! More on the Sketchbook Projects here on their site. The big news is Art House Co-op will be announcing the new . . . SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2013 on April 18, 2012 ~ sign up for a reminder at the link above!
Can you tell I enjoy the ART House Co-op's philosophy and projects a little bit??
Why yes, i do! So much so I just had to give them a shout-out : )
a simultaneous global project organized by the Art House Co-op.
My plate for "the meal" includes hummus with carrots, 5 grain crackers and a salad with various lettuces, Quinoa, four bean salad, raw mushrooms and leftover cooked yellow squash. These choices reflect the recent change in diet Steven and I have embraced for health reasons after watching the documentary Forks over Knives. Since we started this way of eating (90% plant-based with very minimal meat or dairy) on January 20 we are now truly enjoying what we eat more and feel better. I have even lost a few pounds. My doctor was very positive about my decision to stop taking the medication she had prescribed a year ago for high cholesterol. My levels are now within the normal range and she told me she thought plant based eating was healthier than taking Niaspan! She also said she wished she had more patients like me, willing to change their diet!! Anyway, participating in this project took on extra meaning to me because of these reasons.
Soon after Tina took this photo for me because I could not quite do it myself . . . I printed the digital photo out on matte photo paper in the 4"x6" size as was requested and decorated a hand made envelope to send it to the Art House Co-op offices. FUN!! They have a lot of projects going on now - check out their site and see what is still open! www.arthousecoop.com