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
And this is the second page
I hope Shirley is going to enjoy her book as much I have!