My art journal has come home from over a year away. It traipsed all around the country, back and forth, on it’s travels through the studios of my best art friends. It was a simple concept — I made a big piece of felt and sort of wrapped it around lots of loose pages made of different papers and fabrics. The exterior was a plain brown, but when you opened it up, the interior of the felt had been patterned with jewel toned mohair fibers and I sewed little Swarowski crystals and tiny bells inside of it. The idea was that the simple exterior would open up to reveal a cacophony of art and sound and texture and color.
The journal succeeded beyond my wildest dreams.
See? It’s sort of plain and simple. When I opened it, I saw this.
It was like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one when I began looking through all the art my friends had made for me! It’s beyond perfection.
First, there was this piece, from Karen O.
Then, pieces from DJ
the sadly blogless Kara
Judy felted fantasy fish for me.
Chris gave me words
And Andi offered inspiration.
Vicki made this incredibly beautiful piece.
Catherine made this fabulous clipboard called Play Day
Shirley made two very beautiful pieces.
and Caroline painted.
And this is my original piece, that I started the round robin out with.
It was a wonderful round robin. I’m sorry it’s over, I’m happy to have so much beautiful art to look at over and over again and to touch and think about. I can’t wait for the next round robin to start!