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!