Hooray, as promised, here is all the beautiful art in my traveling journal! It came home to me last fall and I've been dying to share it ever since!
So, without further ado (drum roll please....)
Here's my "Eight Degrees of Inspiration"
|Here's my book in place of pride on my mantel where it lives|
|peek inside for a taste of the magic to come....|
And the inside pages with everyone's tag filled out:
The first person to create in my book was Maggie of The Fanciful Magpie. I LOVE her paintings and the way she incorporates words into her art- just gorgeous!
I was lucky enough to have her to do a mermaid in my book!
To see the rest of the pages Maggie did in our group's books, click HERE
Next, my book traveled to Priti Lisa of Priti Studios. Lisa was the creator of our Round Robin. We've all known each other for years, but she brought us together to share our art in one another's books.
I am SO grateful for this experience- thank you Lisa! She feature's Frida Kahlo in her art often, and here for me too! Funny the quote she used for me, was the one I almost used for her!
HERE'S the write up she did about my pages
Next, my book traveled over seas to Angie of Artangel. Angie creates the most wonderful mixed media work with a combination of found objects, original and stamped painting and much more. Many of her pieces are about secrets or hidden objects.
She writes in detail about her pages for me HERE
And next, my book found it's way to Kat of Write Story. Kat creates the most intricate mandalas in many different ways. The one she made for me was tiny, tiny pieces of paper cut out and then assembled into place and she added beautiful words to go with it
HERE'S her post about my pages
Next onward to Lisa of All The Write Stuff. We both share a love of painting women and she did one of her lovely layered ladies for me accompanied with beautiful words.
Her post about my pages is HERE
Then my book traveled back across the ocean to Tammy of Art and Inspirations in Charleston (getting closer to home ;)) Tammy and I both LOVE gardening- it finds its way into our art on regular occasions. For me, she created a dragonfly swirling through a page filled with words about creating, both as an artist and a gardener in my two favorite colors; purple and green
HERE are Tammy's thoughts about my pages
My books final destination before flying home to me was with Kim of IM Girl Kim does some really beautiful mixed media work combining collage with painting and drawing-
she uses bright and bold colors full of joy
HERE is her post about my pages
To complete my book, I created a kind of "year book" sign in spread and all the ladies kindly wrote about what inspires them:
Be sure to check out my giveaway to be posted after this (rather LONG entry) I'm offering the winner their choice of two prints from the art I made for this round robin- all you have to do to enter is leave a comment!
Just look how wonderful all our books look together!
Joy in the Post