Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Glue It Tuesday

I had so much fun working on last week's collage for Glue It Tuesday at artsyville, that I dove into the scrap pile and came up with another one. This one reminds me of copper pennies.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Glue It Tuesday

I can't believe it's taken me this long to post something for Glue It Tuesday over at artsyville considering how often my fingers are covered in glue. I'm working on a project that involves punching circles out of book pages and I had to try and do something with the "leftovers." I just can't stand to see a single scrap of paper go to waste--which probably explains why collage is one of my favorite art forms. I'm pleased with how this came out so there may be a whole series of these in the works soon. I've punched a lot of circles and I have a lot of leftovers!

Happy Tuesday and happy gluing!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Journeys - An Exhibit by the Altered Book Group

As promised, here are photos from the Journeys exhibit of altered books which opened last Thursday. The photos are not the best, but I hope you can get an idea of the wide range of art created primarily from books. There are eight artists represented here.

It was a "hands on" exhibit and people were encouraged to handle and read the books.

I love the way the folded book sculptures look on the bottom shelf of the display case.

This shelf held my tea cup books on either side of a book object holding tea bags made from book pages. The back of the case is mirrored which allowed the books to be seen from all angles. It also made taking a decent photo quite difficult!

I think this case is gorgeous and the perfect height for displaying books.

There were several sets of hanging shelves which displayed a few of the smaller books, including my set of miniature books made from used tea bags, silk, book pages and text.

Here is a closer view of the tea bag books and the shots below give a better idea of their size.

I'm sorry I didn't get photos of the gallery when it was full of people delighting in the art of altered books. We had a really nice turn out for the opening, and people seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the artwork displayed. Many people had never seen altered books before and it was fun to see and hear their reactions.

I feel a huge sense of relief to have the show opening now behind me...and at the same time...can hardly wait to choose a theme for next year and start working on more altered books!