This year, I participated in an ephemera challenge, hosted by The Book Arts League in Lafayette, CO. I received my package of art from 30 different artists and had a great time looking through everyone's contributions.
There were several small "booklets" included this year so I decided to start making my own booklets for next year's challenge.
I started out with some blank playing cards that I had in my stash. I attached them together with some paper tape into an 8 page accordion book. I scribbled black lines all over the surface and then, added 4 different acrylic paints with a small piece of credit card. I stenciled some black dots using sequin waste and stamped some small circles using a cardboard tube. On the back, I stenciled the word "Art Book" and then cut some black paper and wrote "art book" with a gold pen for the belly band that held the book together.
I really like how this turned out and the process was fun. Good thing since I needed to make 30 of them for my contribution for 2024!
As you probably know, I like making things in series so this was satisfying. Working out all the details is challenging but once done, making more of them is mindless!
4/23/2023 09:04:44 am
Using an AI Chatbot to write those pesky artist statements? Brilliant from my point of view, but after reading yours I see how it could easily be mine as well! What if we all used AI to write our statements, and they all sounded so similar that exhibit organizers stopped asking for them? Wait, they already do all sound alike... Hmmm, well I can hope anyway. Take care my friend, Mary
Linda Witte Henke
5/20/2023 05:23:18 pm
You're on a roll, CA. Nice work!
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!