Friday, May 18, 2007

Book 2; pages 11-12 (haikubird)

Pages 11-12 of Book 2 were created by Susan Kelly (haikubird on Etsy).

Here is what Susan wrote in the companion writing journal about her artwork:


The traveling journal arrived just a couple weeks shy of my five month Etsy 'anniversary.' Since signing up for this project I have wondered what I would create when my turn came.

Last fall, essentially out of the blue, I began drawing hummingbirds using colored pencils and acrylics, and pairing them with haiku assembled from text cut from old books. In December I opened my shop in order to sell these drawings. Over the five months of running my shop I have striven to create artwork as often as possible. My media and subject matter have increased and diversified.

This collage includes a pen & ink drawing of a hummingbird perched on a cloud in the semi-abstract style I have developed. It includes an ACEO with a cut-paper haiku -- I have found making ACEOs in all kinds of mixed-media quite addictive. And finally, it includes a photograph called "Blue Shadows" that I took in San Francisco. Photographs are the newest addition to my shop.

These pages represent my evolution as an artist, and the outlook I try to uphold -- do something creative every day.

Book 3: pages 13-14 (madeinlowell)

The 7th spread in Book 3 was created by Liz Smith ( madeinlowell on Etsy).

You can read more about Liz's entry on her blog, Mill Girl.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Book3: pages 11-12 (MakintheBestOfIt)

Kimberly Kitchen (MakintheBestOfIt on Etsy) created the artwork on pages 11-12 of Book 3. She has titled this piece "Natures Song.'

Book 2: pages 9-10 (loveyourbagdesigns)

The fifth spread in Book 2 was created by Sarah Jenkins (loveyourbagdesigns on Etsy).

Sarah told us, "I used handpainted and batik cotton fabric, silk organza, tulle, angelina fibers, and a gold paint pen to create my pages. Glue too, of course."

Book 1: Pages 5-6 (glassgrrlstudios)

Book 1 resurfaces in a beautiful way! Check out this great collage work by Clarissa Sharp (glassgrrlstudios on Etsy).