Saturday, March 12, 2011

Altered book.....

Last weekend we had our Art Group get together.  This time it was DotS  turn to host and we all lunched at the lovely La Bel Amici cafe in Frankston....this cafe is owned by an artist and has such a wonderful bohemian feel.  Beautiful food and surrounded by gorgeous art.  What better place for us all to meet.  As usual we shared art we had been making,  fabrics, collage elements, arty goodies.  It is always like Christmas when we meet...such generous girls.

As you know we are doing an Altered Book Round Robin and each meeting we swap books so we can each work in each others book.  The pages below I made for Ro's book.  Ro's theme is Africa (and at first I was quite daunted.  But once I got going things just flowed.)


Ro loves colour!!!!!  So I thought a colourful elephant would be perfect for her book.  I have a lovely wooden elephant whom inspired the spread below for Ro.  I am loving this naive style of painting.
This is the full two page spread.  I left a little of the wording from the book showing through.
This is the second spread I did for Ro's book.  It has more of an African feel.  I really enjoyed doing a little collage on these pages and loved the images of the young African boys singing.

Our group doesnt meet again until early May and in the meantime I will be working in my friend Dots book.  Another one who loves colour, so this will be FUN.
Meanwhile I am doing a shibori workshop with Glennis Dolce,  so  Ishould have a few new fabrics to share with you and include in my art.  Dyeing day tomorrow!


Meanwhile..... IMMERSE  YOURSELF  IN  COLOUR....it will make you happy!

Jacky xox

18 comments:

cri-cri said...

O I like the idea around your books...I would have such a group around here... have a colorful weekend !!

Eva said...

This is awesome. Magic! Makes me start dreaming.

Notjustnat said...

Love the altered book pages you did for Ro. Love it that I can go and check on your post if I have her name right hehe! I can't paint so just admiring yours - see you for a dyeing day tomorrow - Hugs Nat

Judy Martin said...

The elephant paintng is truly wonderful. I also love the sketch you did in previous post of your art group wearing head dresses.

And the dyeing also.

Your blog is such a joyful place to visit. I look forward to seeing what you do with indigo.

deanna7trees said...

your elephant is wonderful. lucky group of friends. anxious to see your dyeing. i'm playing with my dye today as well.

karen said...

gorgeous elephant Jacky. I hope you get a lot of pleasure from your shibori class, it creates such beautiful surfaces. xxx

Elizabeth said...

Your Elephant page is fabulous!!! Youa re sucha talented painter with such diverse styles !! Love it and I am sure taht Ro was Over the Moon thrilled!!!!

martha brown said...

Oh, how I wish that I lived closer to all of you talented women :)
I love these pages Jacky!

rivergardenstudio said...

Scrolling down your blog, I see an explosion of color, blues and reds and golds, it is a feast for my eyes. And I love your sketches and collages! Have a beautiful weekend... roxanne

Belinda said...

Jacky your elephant is adorable I just love it. Belinda

Cheryl Razmus said...

Did you write the "Immerse yourself in color..." line? It is the truth I live by! Enjoying your blog and all the lovely people who come to read it.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hola Jacky,

These are awesome I love them! It's always a pleasure venturing through your blog full of life and color, inspiring my dear. Te mando un Beso! MUAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Ro Bruhn said...

This is even more beautiful in the flesh Jacky, I can't wait 'til it resides full time at my place, I love it, thank you so much.

Tammy said...

I love the elephant pages. They look like they could be in a children's book. Very sweet.

Marilyn Rock said...

I absolutely adore your elephant! I keep going back to look at it! Your altered book pages are magical Jackie! xxoo

Robin Olsen said...

What a fun elephant and I love the funky plants surrounding him too!

Studio Sylvia said...

I like the African theme Jacky.

Jenxo said...

oh beautiful beautiful pages jacky, great elephant....