Thursday, October 18, 2007

What we did in class

These are photos of the layouts we created in class. Reggie brought all the materials -- the background paper, the quote already lettered, and the basic structure. We got to make the confetti! All of us agreed how interesting it was that we started with the same basic ingredients and all came up with a unique final product.

My pile of confetti:

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Homework!

This is the homework that I actually finished: two handmade books on pastepaper. The first one, Pale Blue, is a poem I wrote and have been lettering in several formats over the last 3 years. Maybe this is it's final resting place......
Materials, for those who care, paste paper, pearl ex, Dr. Martin's bleed proof white, little brads, pastels, foil leaf on acrylic gel medium.

This second book, with texts from Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, is done on the same papers in a vertical format.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Four Days Til Class

OK, it's 4 days until we have our next advanced class and I have not finished one single piece of homework! I have had 2 whole months, the kids have all gone back to school, no, being an artist is challenging. (I know, I can't complain, I have a great life) I just wanted to do so much more this year and it's already October. I think the vellum thing got to me -- why do layouts on vellum that can be done just as easily on paper? Why bother? Then I didn't feel challenged -- like I have done all this stuff already and I really wanted to learn some new skills or lettering techniques or styles. So now I am back under the gun and I am going to finish at least one of the things that I have started before he comes on Thursday!
Pictures to follow!