Art For Shirley

My friend Shirley (you have to go see her blog! her art is beautiful) made a house-shaped book for our art journal round robin.  I have been mailing to shirley for the last year or so in this round robin, so I never get to see any of her work.  But having her book here has more than made up for that!

This book is an incredible gem in a round robin where the artwork has been nothing short of inspiring.  Each of the pages (or in the case of many of the artists, a series of pages) are unique and inspiring.  Lou McCulloch’s admonition to "be authentic" really speaks loudly to me.  I love every set of pages in this book and Shirley is in for a huge treat when it comes home to her in a few days!  It includes work from all of my favorite artists, and I suspect from hers as well.  I’m not going to spoil the surprise, but I do hope she will scan and post all of the pages before she binds the book so that everyone can see it.

I did two pages, with a cut-out on the first page that lets you see through to the text on the second page.  The text on the second page is actually printed out onto a transparency that I splattered with paint and sewed onto the canvas page.  It has a nice, almost three dimensional look, which, of course, made it difficult to get a good scan.

This is the first page

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And this is the second page

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I hope Shirley is going to enjoy her book as much I have! 

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8 thoughts on “Art For Shirley

  1. I love these pages, Joyce! (and I so enjoy your knitting and cats and dinosaur birthday yard decor- your blog is so great to read…thanks for sharing!) hugs

  2. Like it? I LOVE it, and what a treat it will be to receive it.
    I saw your post on Paper Whimsy, so I just had to come over and take a look.
    thanks for brightening my day, Joyce!
    shirley

  3. Joyce, these pages are really gorgeous. I think it’s some of your best art – and that’s saying a lot because I love everything you do.
    Hugs, Karen

  4. Joyce, your house pages are up to your usual standards of great color, imagery and mastery of quotes. It’s absolutely beautiful. Lucky Shirley.
    Joanne

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