Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bookies Make Books

It is a great experience sitting around a table with other artists all sharing current work, ideas, and projects.  I work on art by myself at home, but it is quite interesting to be surrounded by other artists.  It can be compared to reading a book alone and putting it on the shelf afterwards, to reading and discussing a book with a club.  I've never had that experience with artists.

When I joined the Artists Connect group in Edmonds, I met two Bookies who did a presentation of their work.  I was just drooling.  They invited me to their club and I have been going monthly.  They started a round robin project where each month we make a piece for another according to a them so that at the end of the year we will have completed a book.  

I come away from the meetings so enthused and excited about new projects.  I get good feedback on the books I bring to share, too!

Jan and John presenting at Artists Connect in Edmonds.  

Their collections of handmade books were fascinating!

This is a photo of some of the handmade books that I have made.  Most of my books include older family photos.

This is a photo of the group from the February meeting.

These are a few books that I shared at the February meeting.

My theme for the Round Robin is Seattle.  This was the first art piece I received that was a creative collage which I love! 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Catching up with Single Boaters

February 22, 2016
For about 20 years I went to the Seattle Singles Yacht Club. For over 6 years I actively participated taking hundreds of members out on my boat.  But, it ran its course as I was tired of being like a tour boat.  Occasionally, I go back to visit some old friends.  It can be fun to catch up.  The winter meetings are rather sparsely attended, but that gives me time to talk.  Saw Brad, Pam, Elaine, Dale, Linda and more!