For me it all started in May 2012 with Win Dinn and her mixed media class, when she gave her students, expired B.C. Law books to alter and play with. Mine was off to a great start and then nothing. Project driven I needed a reason to finish. The Claresholm Library asked members of our local art club if we'd create altered books for their 75th anniversary celebrations in February 2013. The law book became My Mixed Media Journey book for that display (more on that here).
|Fanned out pages of MY MIXED MEDIA JOURNEY|
When my husband and I heard about the artist-created book exhibition, TURNING THE PAGE, at Sunny Raven Gallery in Canmore we both became serious about completing our respective projects for submission. While I resumed working on Africa for Amira. Bill outdid himself with Margaritaville a leather bound, accordion, folded book to commemorate his sister's 60th birthday which we celebrated in Las Vegas this past May.
|At TURNING THE PAGE - Bill's MARGARITAVILLE (left) MY MIXED MEDIA JOURNEY (right)|
|Introduction on the inside cover of Judy's THE PRETTY WITCH|
|Amid books by Win Dinn, Dea Fischer, and Angelique Gillespie are Kerry Hart's THE ART OF VERMICULTURE (left) and my AFRICA FOR AMIRA (right)|
|Kerry's brilliantly clever THE ART OF VERMICULTURE|
Africa for Amira, is a child's board book, that I'll give to Amira, our granddaughter, next week, while she and her parents are here visiting in Alberta. Linda too will soon be presented with her birthday book!
More about this book soon ... I feel it merits a post of its own!