Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ah-oh, it's December 31st

December 31 is always a day of reflection for me, but as many of us, I tend to look at what I didn't get accomplished in the past year - or look around at what others have done and say, wow! I didn't get to that. I refused to think that way this Dec 31st and got out my journal (the one that has more writing than art, I have many different types of journals, as you know). I decided to write about the things that I was grateful for in 2008 before writing my list of new year's resolutions. As it turned out, I filled 3 journal pages with things I am grateful for that happened in 2008. I won't be listing them here, but will let you know that starting this blog was one of them!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Altered board book - YEARS spread

Here's the spread on the "YEARS" page. I'm experimenting with the best way to photograph these pages. I prefer to scan my artwork, but this book is too large and too thick. The heart is cut out of the page, so you see me dancing thru the heart window, and when you turn the page you see me in the tree thru the heart window. More to come ...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Altered board book - YEARS page

Here's a sneak peek of the next completed page for CCC's altered board book. The photo can be seen thru the cut come! By-the-way, my dad took this photo of me sitting in a tree on the Cedar Crest College campus over 30 years ago!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bird pages for Caryl

I had to interrupt the making of the altered book - and switch to completing pages for my round robin project. Caryl's theme is birds/nests. I still had the theme of the altered book in my head, so this idea spilled onto Caryl's pages, as well. Try it. Take a theme and create as many different looks as you can!