Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kate's Page For Lolo

Last week I recieved Lolo's book. Her theme is "Journeys" and since I love to travel this was an easy subject for me. Every day is a new beginning in this journey we call life. Whenever I see a magnificent sunrise I feel full of the possibilities that await. Lolo, I hope all your jounrneys are safe and your steps, exciting!

Monday, March 15, 2010

suki completes Lolo's page

The page came out sort of dark, but anyway..... The quote is from John Muir: "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." Lolo's theme is journeys and so I wanted to reflect the outer journey of crossing over the bridge pictured here and the inner journey as reflected in the Buddha.

I mistakenly said in a previous post that I received these pages from Joss. It was Lynn who mailed them to me. I had seen a sticker on the back of the envelope with Joss's name and thought it came from her even though I didnt understand why she was mailing to me.

I will send on to Kate soon.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lolo's traveling sketchbook received by Suki

Just wanted to let y'all know I received Lolo's book from Joss. Oh gosh, it is soooo beautiful!! I will soon begin my page. This must be one of the last ones for this traveling journal project, no?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lynn's Page For Lolo's Book: Journeys

I really enjoyed making my page for Lolo's book as it took me back in time when my journeys began. The year 1964: The photo of me in the upper left hand corner is from my immigration to Israel papers. I am pregnant in this photo with my first child, who was indeed born in Israel.

The ship: The Olympia was taken by my first husband (Israeli) and me in 1963 to Europe on the first leg of an Odyssey to visit my parents in California. On the way we stopped in many European countries and here you see signs of Paris ( Eiffel Tower, Paris) and London (Tower Bridge in London far left lower corner).

Skip ahead to 1979. See passport photo in upper right hand corner. I am now divorced from my first husband, and am traveling to Israel again to visit my children, who were living with their father and step mother there. (Daughter was there from age 9-10, I arrived in time for her tenth birthday party; and my son, age 13-16).
My daughter stayed one year; my son went back and forth for three years.

Jump ahead to 1982. See my visa to China on middle left side and photo taken in China next to it.
I went there with a small group of health professionals for three weeks.
I backed the piece with a map of the world, and trimmed it with gold glue.

I believe the airplane was the one I took to China.

I've taken several more trips but this is all that would fit comfortably on a 6" X 12" page!

Thanks Lolo for the opportunity to revisit this time in my life.
I took photos of my photos so I could collage this again for myself.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lynn's Book Comes Full Circle

My book came to me in the mail after leaving my house in September of 2009. A mere six months time for nine of us to add our art and create an awesome travelling art book.

Today, March 5th, I have posted each page in detail on my blog here.
Please go there to see it LARGE! (I do not have the energy to post it in the same way again here, thanks for understanding)

Again, thanks to Soul for heading this book project. And to each of you who participated to give me the thrill of owning your art in my wonderful book. I love each and every page, front and back, and appreciate more than you can ever know the time, effort, caring, thoughtfulness, and artistic endeavor that you put into making my book the wondrous thing that it is.

Hugs from me!