Karen made a wonderful little binder with little pocket pages that she handcut from watercolor paper. It is an incredibly charming book.
I started out by making the incredibly charming Alice.
Alice lives in a world where her nest is close to the ground.
But even though she lives close to the ground, Alice has an imagination and she dares herself to be more than she is.
The backside of the page symbolizes the places that Alice’s imagination and daring can take her.
Here is a close up view of the tags.
I had some fun comparing my work on this page to the first round robin book I did way back when, years ago, and seeing how much more depth and completeness there is in my art. A lot more spontaneity and a lot less planning. And, although this piece certainly has a loose Alice in Wonderland thing going on, it really is a lot more expressive than representative, which was part of what I where I wanted to go this year — I wanted my work to be more authentic.
Karen is in for a treat when her book makes it home to her! It is so full of beautiful art. I’m glad I got to see her book complete. I really wish I could see all of the others too!