Friday, February 22, 2008

Mail Call: in and out box

I recently received a wonderful, small (2 1/2 x 3 inches) deco from a swap sponsored by a Yahoo group. The theme was Old Text and it was created by Kirsten in January 2007. Thanks to all those who added pages -- Linda, Carol, Jan P, Pam, Wendy, Jan M & Thia.













Here is a sampling of the pages, each of which includes a piece of text that was provided to the participants by Kirsten and which arrived with the deco.



Kathy McCreedy from Love Letters and I are trading scraps and other supplies so we can each incorporate the other's style into a few pieces of our own. I received an envelope from her earlier this week generously stuffed with treasures -- decorated tyvek, moleskine journals, gouache, altered book pages, vintage journal sheets, hand drawn calligraphy, decorated watercolor pages, and so much more. Talk about abundance! Here is a shot of just some of what came. Stop by her blog to see more of her art.


This is the cover of a deco that I just completed for one of the Yahoo groups I belong to. The theme is Altered Pages. I designed the cover,
made the binding and included five inner pages lined with text to be altered. The deco will make its rounds among five different artists, each of whom will complete a single page. I will post the pages when the deco returns, although that will probably take close to a year. The text on the cover reads: Master the lesson -- Take pride in your art. Have faith in your art. Keep your pencil sharp.

Everyone have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Lisa H. said...

Wow.
I love the contemporary spin on Old Text in some of those pages.
Looks like you're in Creative High Gear...

Thanks for turning the camera on your abundant stash!

Lisa H.

tina's space said...

Seth,
I love this saying. Keep your pencil sharp!! Your text pages are fit for a king and that package of papers is really making me drool.......... there is just nothing like painted paper in all shapes, forms and colors. delicious.

LostLuggage said...

Beautiful! How lucky you are to be swapping with such awesome artists! I LOVE that scrap swap idea..another testiment to why I love reading so m any blogs- you leanr new things every day!

Kathy said...

Awww, Seth! Girl is blushing and is smiling so big it makes her face hurt! You're the best, SO neat seeing the awesome colorful photo of my stuff! It looks so much better in the photo! :D
xoxo

Maralena (AKA: mcdc3s) said...

I love it when people take the extra time to wrap up a project.

That looks like a really neat Deco (old text).

Thanks for the link to Love Letters... a lot of nice eye candy... and I got a great laugh out of your utube post of the dancing dog and his partner (re: Grease). Have a great weekend!

ginny said...

Oh seth, These are so cool. I love the houses and the wrap and all the rest. I am inspired to go play....right now!

Jen Crossley said...

How lucky are you ,thats awesome to swap with great people
Jen

2 said...

Lucky you!

2 said...

Great message!

Gillian McMurray said...

Talk about a treasure trove. Beautiful stuff to play with.

susanna said...

What a great project! And what a great swap - you have a treasuretrove of gorgeous papers there, Seth. I'm drawn to artwork that includes text, too.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Love this whole posting... delightful...