Well, the only excuse for not publishing until a third day is because I have been working away on a project for a show in eastern Washington and time was full creating for it.
I have noticed that I made a mistake and have published book 2 out of order. I also noticed that I have not published book 1 first. So some of the recent blog entries are out of order. No matter all will be published eventually.
This caterpillar stitched book is full of spreads that was inspired by a green hanging moss that grows on the trees and other vegetation near the cabin that I have been renting in the Cascade Mountains. The moss is a sage color or celadon.
The woman scrap was tossed in the trash. That night I went to bed and when i awoke the first thing I thought was to retrieve her from the trash can. I like extending beyond borders. In this case beyond the rectangular border of the playing card center.
One can not really see it but not all the papers are glued down, but are folded. Scanning made it flat. I did this one last weekend during my online workshop with the Everett Public Library. I tried different backgrounds and the stripes really were what the piece needed. Someone online in the workshop mentioned that they liked the fact that the boy’s shirt was also striped. Ties it all together! :-)
I just noticed that I am not doing these ATCs andAPCs in order. No matter they all will make their debut eventually. I particularly like this one. I love the waterlily that I found in a magazine. The image of the man I found at a garage sale in a stack of photographs and the ephemera on the right came from a children’s reader. When I finished adhering the elements I thought the piece needed something else. Hence, the asemic writing was added.
This APC came together pretty quickly. I had been looking through some magazines and found the background. Then I had some illustrations that were scraps basically. I never thought I would be able to use this boy because part of his head and leg were missing as I had cut him off when I used the other part of the illustration. But it worked.
After the portrait was completed I uploaded it into iColorama where I added a mask over the image. I then added the background of the vintage athletes. I think the black and white background and the colored portrait work well together. I like the contrast.
I was given a box of this and that which I had not explored until recently. In the box was a long piece of paper with a series of wires and beads attached. What to do with that? Well add a photo, a paper clip, and some embroidery on cloth and voila. There are seven pieces in this series.
I was asked if the Puget Sound Book Arts Show would be available online. In the past years it has only been open to the public at the library at Puget Sound University and not online. So I doubt that it will be available in any other format other than live.