Saturday, September 26, 2009
Here is the cover of my journal, I will keep it here and not send it out because it's big. 9 x 12 big (wow - sorry I got carried away).
I'll be punching holes in the side and clipping everything together with those loose ring binders when the time is right. Don't worry about punching holes in yours, I'll do that. Leave at least 2 inches on the left side to allow me to put it into the book. So in reality, the art space is 10 inches long by 9 inches high.
Here is page 1. The theme is Woman or Women of the World or anything along those lines. Be creative and don't really worry about the theme since whatever you do will reflect a Woman of the World.
This goes out today, to Lynn I believe.
Friday, September 25, 2009
This page is for Lynn's book. I used stiffened felt for the background and stitched fabric and handmade fabric paper cut into random geometric shapes to that. Then I attached buttons, beads and trinkets. The little strand of beads I made in a jewelry making class I took many years ago.
This page will be added to the others in Lynn's book and will be sent out to Caroline's Studio in Maylasia early next week.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I glued this piece of painted canvas onto the back of my page. I am soon mailing it off to Katie Jane.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sjimmie's world is small and comfortable.
I am sending him around the world to visit my blogfriends to expand his view.
New adventures are awaiting him.
I would love it if you could show Sjimmie something typical of the country/area you live in.
Everything is ok as long as Sjimmie (a black cat) is in it.
The pages are square: 6 x 6" with 1" to attach your pages.
It was hard to get started.
Just like when I was a kid; I love to be creative, but when you put me in front of a blanc page with no theme it takes time before I get creative......
That's what I like about mandalas there is already a beginning and an end, all I have to do is go!
For me it was easier to work on Soul's book: the beginning was there. All I had to do was continue.
So I forced a beginning: I cut out a size, I love round and square things, so square it was.
And then I just started, the rest came as a mandala, step by step!
Amazing what you find when you google!
I typed in the word fly and see this is what I found.
I am not good in collaging things so I just made a watercolor about fly and flying.
Let it fly......... was Soul's message.
I started with her page instead of my own.
I didn't got any idea of what to make or do.
So I just started.....................
I will try to finish it today so I can send both Soul's and my pages to Mim!
And I will be ready to receive the next.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This is the page I made for Suki's book. Suki has no theme so I did another mixed media collage page to remind her of Cape Cod. I hope to have this book out to Caroline's Studio sometime this weekend.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I first painted different kinds of paper, e.g. newspaper, and kitchen towel. Then I assembled it and saw this scene emerge. the last thing was a big round silver moon.
Please keep it this way, and attach the next page (Marianne) to the bottom (sea half).
Mine is 6"x15"..if that is too long for yours, then make it 6"x12" (Any theme)
'This little book of mine,
I'm gonna let it fly
Let it fly
let it fly
Let it fly."
Friday, September 11, 2009
Click on any of the photos to enlarge them
My book is 12" X 7 1/2" including
Suki and each subsequent artist will make one 12" X 7" page with half an inch left over
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The paper is Stonehenge art paper size 5" wide and 13" long with one inch folded over for the next person to add a page.
I used rice paper, glitter glue, self-painted tissue paper, magazine cutouts, tulle, wire and brads. Also magic markers.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ten of us are about to embark on a crazy and wonderful adventure, each making our own book, and then sendng it around the world for nine of our arty sisters to add a page to it. Finally in many months to come, our little book will arrive back on our doorsteps, well travelled and well used and well filled with this wonderful art; collage, paint, inks, fabric, wool, paper, stickers,stamps, cards, and lots of love.
When I told my art teacher about this idea a few months ago, she was flabbergasted at the 'honesty' and 'willingness' that everyone displays when doing a huge project like this.
I explained that none of us see it this way. We are all in a 'zone' of friendliness and even love, where we just want to spread our joy around. She isn't a blogger (yet), so she doesn't know the vibes that whizz back and forth between us.
Let's go make some art-sisters!