Monday, August 24, 2009
I enjoyed working on Lindesay's book...A face in the crowd. Such a good idea for an altered book. It was fun to have a blank page to work on! I was away, so I decided to use only a drawing pen...and it was such fun to only draw. I worked from some of the images in my drawn travel journals.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Nanette's "Optimism" finally gave me a place to use a background I'd done months ago, which just didn't work the way I wanted at the time...It was the perfect base for my optimistic ponderings!
Had lots of fun with both of these, and hope both Kristen and Nanette enjoy them, too!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Kristen's book asks us to select a page with a lucky dip, which gives us some things from her studio to incorporate onto our pages, and we get a theme. My materials were the patterned interiors of business envellopes...and my theme was pattern. So I cut up the papers, and other patterned papers from my studio, and constructed an image based on these patterns. Then I worked over the surface with acrylic transparent paint, and gold paint, and red boot polish.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I'ts been a busy month for everyone! and for some, (our travellers), there have been many new sights, tastes, smells, sounds and things to touch........the ABC welcomes you back to the fold and awaits to see how your new experiences are played out in your creativity in general and within this collaboration!
How are you all coping with the pace of one book per month? Has anyone experienced 'artists block'? And how have you 'unblocked'? Has anyone branched out from their usual technique or medium, comfort zone? And if so what did you try and was the result what you wanted? Has anyone experienced any 'happy accidents'? I invite any of you to share your thoughts and answers to the above questions...........or any other thoughts, insights etc !!!!