Meandering Books

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Here is a photo of a page I did yesterday for Mary Zimany's Meandering Book - this was a collaborative RR that Mary & I were both in, although in different groups. This exchange was hosted on the Fabric-olics Yahoo Group (a closed group, unless invited or you request to join). We were in different groups and not working in each other's books. I loved the cover Mary did for her book and told her I would be happy to do a page or two in her book if any pages were open when it returned home to her. There was - I did two! I have uploaded more photos of Mary's book, the cover she did that I love and photos of my meandering book that returned home in late February. I've added these to the art exchanges page of my website - click on the link if you'd like to see more (note: the page above uses a fabric collage image by ARTchix Studio that is no longer available in fabric).

Meandering Book

This is the back cover of Geni Braman's Meandering book - an fabric book RR exchange I did through the Fabric-olics yahoo Group. Her theme was Flamingos! I was not too excited by the theme . . . until I went looking for photos of flamingos using a google image search and found some really cool photos. They printed onto fabric beautifully - I simply ironed my fabric onto a piece of freezer paper and sent it though my epson printer. I did two full pages (front & back ) in Geni's book and will send it to Geni's dear friend Chris Dickinson. Very sadly, Geni passed away during this exchange.

If you have not seen a meandering book yet or would like to see more of the pages in Geni's book and some of the other books in this exchange, please visit my website.

meandering books - new art

I have done two pages in Barbara Robert's meandering book - a Round Robin I am involved in through the Fabric-olics Yahoo Group. This is an invitation (or refferal only) group at this time . . . but if you feel that you would enjoy this yahoo group and can be an active member please send a email to the group owner Sammy Stafney and tell her about yourself, any website or blog you may have, and about your fabric art! There are a lot more meandering pages to view for this RR exchange on my website - please enjoy them there! The beautiful images on these 2 pages are from Alpha Stamps - from the 'M is for Magpie' collage sheet and the Ophelia #1 Transparency sheet. Both worked well for Barbara's Spring theme.

new year - new art

Here are 2 new pieces/pages I just finished up today for Angela's 'Merfolk' Meandering book - a fun art exchange (Round Robin) that I am participating in with the Fabric-olics Yahoo Group:

Since some people have asked me about this group . . . Fabric-olics is a yahoo group that is closed to new members at this time (2007), unless you are referred by a existing member. . . to keep the group small. If you feel that you would enjoy this group and can be a active member, send a email to and tell her about yourself, any website or blog you may have and about your fabric art . . . . (edit 2009: This group has since closed).

The top piece is a fabric based page for Angela Hart's Meandering Book with a paper collage image from the Alpha Stamps Mermaids 2 sheet. You can find this collage sheet at: - in the collage sheet section, under children's book illustrations.

The bottom page is created from my favorite marbled paper layered on top of a piece of warm and natural quilt batting and put together mostly with Tacky Glue. The collage image on this page is paper and also from Alpha Stamps. The shells I used on these 2 pages were picked up on the beaches of Sanibel Island just a few days ago!

: ) enjoy! Lenna
p.s. you can see more pages and books in this RR exchange and also how I put these particular pages into Angela's meandering book . . . . on my webpage.