Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This is the two-page spread in the altered book round robin with some local arty friends. There are eight of us in this round robin, which will be complete next June!

The theme is "Home" and the pages are cut from Fast2Fuse heavyweight, my favorite stiff interfacing.

The book rings are holding the pages together temporarily, just until the pages are all completed. Then I'll bind it properly.

The first spread is so important and it's fun to set the tone for the whole book. The background is rust-dyed fabric with painted surface details. There is a tag inside the pocket on the right and the quotation reads "Home is heaven for beginners. —Channing Pollock."

My studio associate Lori will work in it next. I can't wait to see the next book!

DH is out of the studio for coffee with a friend, so my job is to complete the DSL installation while he's gone. Elsie is helping and we're having a grand time. LOL!


Vicki Holdwick said...

The beginnings of your round robin is beautiful.

When you say the pages are cut from Fast2Fuse heavyweight do you mean that is the base of the page or do you fuse it to something else?


Tina Hamilton said...

Love it!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

It is so beautiful. A great beginning to your book!

Kat Campau said...

The pages have depth and warmth, looks good.

maggi said...

What a great idea, I had not heard of altered book round robins before. A wonderful start to your book

Beth Wheeler said...

Fast2Fuse is the base of the page. The shape was cut directly from the Fast2Fuse. It has great body and makes a great base for fabric or paper—and all the embellishments on top!