When I completed the Red Series No. 1 I did not have any notion that I would start and complete Red Series No. 2. What I did know was that I needed to somehow bind series No 1 so that I could keep all the series together. That started a search for just how that would work. I found a binding which is called Laura Ashley. Yes, the same Laura Ashley that sells linens. I started the process of making the signatures that would hold the ten back-to-back collages. But that meant that there were two more pockets available in the signature.....see last photo below. That meant I could do twenty more collages, ten back-to-back.
In my head the number 20 stuck. Fast forward the Collage Society retreat at the end of February. I began and finished twenty times two collages there. When I returned home I started thinking, John, you created way too many collages. You only needed ten back-to-back or twenty collages. I use to be really good at math and problem solving. What happened?
So I now have 40 Red Series Collages. Over the next month plus I will share those. Below you will see the binding that resulted and the box that I made to store the signatures in. This became quite a long project but I am very pleased with the outcomes. Enjoy! If you are tired of the red series after No. 1 skip the next month plus. :-) Just so you know, the extra collages will be mail art. These collages fit nicely in the pocket postcard that I designed and showed on this blog previously. :-)
Emily Estefan Reigns - catchy song....great video