Wednesday, July 30, 2008

a sparrow's song

I'm participating in a Board Book Round Robin with 6 other people...this month we were to find a child's board book, sand down all the pages, paint gesso on them and create the covers. We could also create a page or two to give the others an idea of our theme, mine is birds (like you didn't figure that one out). The above image is my front cover in its simple form. I want to add twigs and other embellishments, but will hold off doing that till the book comes home to me. I didn't want so much bulk on the front cover while folks are trying to work in it. Below is the back of the book which really is finished.
I created an "artist sign in" page where I hope everyone will "sign an egg" for me as well as sign their own artwork.
I also did one two page spread just to give it a start since I had 4 extra pages in my book that I was going to have to decorate anyway.

Can't wait to see what wonderful things the others are going to add!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

vintage distressed atc

Simple little ATC for a Vintage Distressed theme.

post artfest fat book

Had to make 40 4x4 pages for the Fat Book. The theme was ArtFest of course. I so enjoy going to ArtFest that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do another Fat Book over the summer.

catching up on fat book pages

This is my June "By the Sea" 4x4 page (front and back) for an All Originals fat book group that I trade with.
Below is the July page for the same group. The theme was "Spirit of Freedom" you couldn't figure that one out!

Monday, July 14, 2008

mini canvas

I did this for a little mini canvas swap. The size is 2.5 x 3 inches. The "canvas" is made from 1/4" wood painted with 3 coats of gesso. The background and flowers are painted with acrylics and the dragonfly is an attached image.