Lots of Letter Journals are coming & going it seems! This post is about Fran Halperin's Letter Journal that I worked collaboratively in with Barbara Hauenstein & Fran. There are 3 more people in our mailing group who will receive Fran's LJ and work in it before it returns home to her :0)Read More
A detail of a page spread I did in Tessa's Journal - It really is engaging for me to be involved in collaborative artwork again. I like getting sparks of ideas from the other artists' work and then jumping in and playing with the ideas . . .Read More
Collaborative work in Sue Maher's Letter Journal, April 29, 2016. Working in Letter Journals (business envelope size, handmade paper pamphlets) is my favorite activity as of late! I have been joking to the group that I have been bitten by the Letter Journal bug . . .Read More
My art with Marilyn's art - in her Letter Journal, April 26, 2016. Part of the Letter Journal exchange is working in other artist's journals as they are mailed to you. All the journals in the group are mailed in a round robin fashion, so at the end of the exchange you receive your journal mailed back to you with all of the participants art inside. In late April, I received Marilyn Wadick's Letter Journal all the way from Australia!Read More
The table is now finished. See this post if you missed part 1. Actually, that would be part 1 of the second life of this table. Steven made the table 2 years ago, I stamped it & we actually used it so much that the finish had worn down. When I asked if he could re-do it for us, he gave me the opportunity to stamp it some more - and I did . . .Read More
Steve made a table at Lucas Boatworks and said to me, I have a new table for the Tiki Hut and I would love for it to be a collaborative piece. Would you mind doing some nature printing on it??Read More
Today, I got my photographs labeled, resized and uploaded. The slideshow below shows Sharon's book as if you are flipping through it in real life. You'll see both of our altered artwork sprinkled throughout her book. My own altered book that we have also been working on collaboratively is with Sharon now and whenever she is ready and has time to finish it, I will gladly welcome it home. I don't mind waiting!
There is also a companion album where I have included more process photos and work done by both Sharon and I, in my nature themed AB. You'll find it here.
thanks for visiting!
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
My photos are sharing only a few of the art journals and altered books around here . . .
I did not want the stack to topple over! Right click on the photo and again if there is a plus sign, for a juicier look.
|You are looking at the first book I ever altered, back in 2001 - 10 years ago.|
|Some of these books are collaborations and some are samples for my altered book classes.|
|I made more than one stack -I could not resist!|
|A recent art journal from 2011 in the back, an altered book class sample, a collaborative exchange I am still involved with, a Vintage glue book, a book from a class with Kelly Kilmer . . . .|
|My most recent art journal, a class sample book, a vintage gluebook and my first altered book.|