Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Beautiful Sounds of Our Earth's Precious Tones!

Working on Roxanne Stout- Evan's Earth Tones book has been such an exciting and creative energy force for me. I was so inspired by Roxanne's rendition of her book which you can be amazed at here and from Rita Vindedzis's beautiful work in it here. The musical aspect of Roxanne's theme came to mind- creating a desire to connect the sounds of the earth and its tones with the treasures of the earth's music that plays in our everyday lives.

There's music in the sound of the quiet silence, in chirping bird sounds, in natural musical instruments found throughout time and symphonic music in tree branches and leaves swaying in the wind.

Our mountains and great bodies of water carry through time their own melodies, as does the gentle humming of the earth's core without any seeming movement at all. You can see some additional pictures of my work in Roxanne's book here. Can't wait to see the future works of Veronica, Seth and Supria in Roxanne's Earth Tones Treasure book!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

On Paper Wings

When I first received Supria's book "On Paper Wings" in the post, I felt a little intimidated. After all, this is what Supria does. She is a mixed media artist. I was in awe of how she treated the pages. Such care and so much detail. Techniques that I haven't dared to try yet. This is, as you may recall my first venture into the altered book. The fact that Roxanne was the first artist to work in Supria's book made me a little tense as well. After all, this is what Roxanne does. She is a mixed media artist. Roxanne's pages in the book are very creative and textural also. I enjoyed working on these pages and looked at them as a challenge. I'm quite happy with how they turned out, even though I did have a bit of an issue with the paper wrinkling up on me. The book is coming together as a wonderful tribute to Helen Keller with all the texture and the wonderful scent of beeswax.