Friday, August 19, 2011
Treasure Everywhere! the journal, home again
Thanks so much everyone for taking part in this wonderful artwork. I have been marveling at the contributions, some funny, some seriously good artworks, some both (!) and what a treat it is to have it back with me. This one I created using a lot of art I put into it, with plenty of room for other contributions, and I think it worked nicely.
Since it started its journey around half the globe, many of us have had major life changes, some losses, some great additions, so this journal celebrates the Great Us!
And the words to live by, on the cover, accompanying the Japanese woodblock print from the nineteenth century, a real one, rescued by me from a fleamarket, are If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer! which is what the workmen in the print seem to be doing.
Hali's paintings, that bamboo is wonderful! then the color work, just lovely
Eepy in top form here, this detail shows the poem, click to enlarge and read, and a bit later you'll see the complete pages.
Dogonart, aka Irene, bust out in all directions, with collages, ATCs some with pebblehead figures, some stitched, art embroidery. Watch for more of these as you read.
MaryAnn, endless talent and great fun, all in one double spread. She makes it look so eeeeeeasy...
More Dogonart as promised
Here's the whole spread from Eepy as mentioned earlier. The poem is obscured in here, which is why I did the detail above
Heather ALWAYS has a different and new take with thoughts to study
Joyce took us on a trip! I like reading about travel..let someone else do the pedalling..
More dogonart, like I said, she went mad creating, and I'm very glad she did
Annie's contribution is just lovely to look at and think about.
Thank you everyone for your marvellous contributions and your patience in what turned out to be a longer chronology than we expected, but, oh well,life is short, art long. Vita brevis, ars longa.
Both are wonderful!!