Friday, November 7, 2008

Evidence of Autumn


Roxanne from River Garden Studio and I have been collaborating on a project since earlier this year entitled Evidence of Autumn. We each bound our own books and have been sending them back and forth to each other, creating pages in both books. You've seen glimpses of these pages for quite a few months. I feel lucky to have been able to work with Roxanne and am so happy with the results of our collaboration, filled with fall colors, layers, textures, metal, twine, wire, fabric, rust, leaves, words, phrases, and more. Click on the images to enlarge and click here to see Roxanne's book and her beautiful post about the project.















My pages in my book:







Roxanne's Pages in my book:






My pages in Roxanne's book:




40 comments:

Carmen said...

This is an incredibly beautiful piece of artwork.

Lynn said...

Amazing how similiar your art work is so the pages blend so well together making an uninterrupted flow in both books. Beautifully done...lovely to look at. Wow.
Some of the best journal pages I've ever seen really!!!

artistsgardenstudio said...

This is fabulous work by you both
Love it.
Karen

Kathleen said...

I could spend the day with a cup of hot spiced cider and these fabulous pages of your wonderful art. I have been eagerly awaiting the viewing on both your blogs and the end results take my breath away. Thank you!

laurel said...

All the pages are so very beautiful. I just love all the colors and textures and your styles compliment each other so well.

Jazz said...

Spectacular. It's... words fail me.

Gillian McMurray said...

I can't help but love this book. It is so evocative of autumn. Wonderful warm colours mingled with cooler tones - just like the golden leaves and the chill air. A beautiful piece.

LostLuggage said...

You're the busiest person I know! Beautiful pages!

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Seth, your newest pages are so beautiful...I love the leaf with the paint splatters, and the key with the layered papers behind...Seth working with you has been incredible. The project has been a joy from the beginning and I too look forward to our next endevour! Thank you for all the inspiration... Roxanne

Shayla said...

They're incredible!

Nicole said...

absolutely beautiful, per usual.:)

sarahelizabeth said...

GORGEOUS!

Chris said...

What a great chronicle of the achievement; it's great to see so many of the pages. And thanks for directing us to Roxanne's site.

beautiful!

Val Foster said...

Totally awesome, Seth and Roxanne. Indeed, very beautiful. I could sit and study the enlarged pictures, there's so much to see and absorb. I love the subtle muted colors, the leaves, the text, the keys, oh gee, I love it all. And the texture is especially exciting to me, since I love texture so much. Your individual styles are so complimentary and cohesive together.

I would love to see your books up close, to be able to hold them and touch them. Incredible art from both of you. Also, very inspirational. You've both given me some thoughts and ideas to work with. Thanks so much for sharing.

rscoach said...

Seth - what a beautiful project - each page is more interesting than the one before - I love how you and Roxanne each have your own style but they blend so well together - Have a question - did y'all do anything special to the dried leaves etc to preserve them? and if so what did you do? thanks for sharing this with us - hugs - Reva (Los Angeles)

ps pirro said...

In music people often comment on the beautiful harmonies created by members of the same family... there's nothing quite like siblings singing in harmony. These pages sing like siblings in harmony, Seth... if you and Roxanne aren't related by blood, you must be soul kin. :)

Leslie said...

These books are absolutely beautiful! I love how your work and Roxanne's blend together so well. On my way over to her blog.
Gorgeous!

notmassproduced said...

nice. good theme too.

Maj said...

Just beautiful!

Lisa Hoffman said...

Let's hear it for the continuing tidal wave of amazing collaborative work! These are lovely books to Fall into....I KNOW that they're even more beautiful in "person". That's the thrill of holding it in ones hand.
Well done you two!

Lisa Hoffman
(Forest Floor and Aqua)

lynne h said...

seth, i saw roxanne's book today and it was just as stunning in person, if not more-so. i feel very grateful to know you both, be inspired by you both... beautiful, beautiful work...

vivian said...

what a treasure! fabulous... wish i could see these in real..

Robyn said...

A feast of colour and texture! I just wish I could hold the books in my hands and study them at my leasure but now at least I have the pleasure of enlarging each one and taking it all in.

Christine Marie said...

The pages are beautiful, so textural and reflective of autumn...what a wonderful collaboration!

The Artful Eye said...

Seth,
Your "Evidence of Autumn" is an extraordinary collaboration with Roxanne. Beautifully composed pages, color choice and unique layers.
Wonderful work.

ooglebloops said...

The art work is beautiful - you compliment each other very well - it all looks like it was done by a single creative mind!

&rew said...

What a beautiful job in incorporating the leaves and things from nature into these autumn pages!

Yoli said...

Beautiful collaboration! You guys are very talented.

thebeadedlily said...

I love the pictures of your work that you post so I love to just look at your blog:) It's just gorgeous. I passed on a butterfly award to you for all that cool beauty!

azirca said...

Seth, this is a truly stunning collaboration between you and Roxanne. The two of you are such gifted artists and to see both of your work together, is just so beautiful and inspiring.

Supria said...

What a wonderful way to build on a friendship in your shared passion and creative talents...You both have such lovely style, flare and an eye for colour and composition...what a treasure this book is both in the process and in the outcome.
Supria

Karen Cole said...

The whole collaborative process is such a joy.

Seeing such a beautiful result is just amazing.

So how did this collaboration come about? I think that is interesting on it's own.

machinarex said...

Ah, you have me itching to do a collaboration now...lovely work on both of y'alls parts.

Margaret Ann said...

What a glorious exchange of fabulous work...You must feel exhiliarated! :)

Joanie Hoffman said...

These pages are gorgeous! And Supria's statement about building on a friendship through art is a strong prompt for me to follow through on an idea of collaborating with my friend in Seattle, Janet. Thank you much for showing these pages.
Happy days,
Joanie

Shelly said...

Such beautiful work. Really love the arch with butterfly page. Wish I could hold the books in my hands.
Thanks for sharing.
:-)
Shelly

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love these pages, the textures and the colours and the found items, and a wonderful collaboration....

Helen said...

Really, really cool! I could just stare at those pages for hours. The detail and the colours are amazing! Love your work.

ute said...

what a wonderful artwork,
beautiful done and it is so lovely to look at.
It is the best journal i have ever seen, I love it so.
The artwork is so inspirating for me, I will often go and look to this book.
Thanks for showing and for your wonderful blog.

Gaby Bee said...

All the pages are simply stunning. A really wonderful project by you both. I love the leaves, your color choice, the different layers... all the little details!
Every time I visit your blog, you inspire me with your creations.

Gaby xo