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!