Saturday, January 19, 2013

JOY in the POST- Round Robin Reveal......and a give-away!

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:
  So that's my book- I am totally, and complete in love with it!  I hope other ladies like what I made for them too.  And SOON (March 1 to be exact) we'll be sending new books out on a NEW round robin journey- I can't WAIT!

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!
And for a chance to win lots of beautiful goodies to start your own traveling journal, please visit my friends blogs and leave them comments:
 I hope this has inspired you to start your own round robin or become part of one- it has been such an incredible experience for me!
Joy in the Post 


Jo Murray said...

Some fabulous pages's all inspiring. I've wanted to do a handmade book for ages. I think I'll start now by assembling some interesting pages.

craftattack said...

Really fabulous, what a treasure! Hugs, Valerie

WrightStuff said...

In the words of Barry Manilow... Could it be magic? Yes it can!

I am bursting with excitement this morning visiting all these treasures again!! So wonderful to see all this amazing artwork together. xxxxx

Maggie said...

I love seeing these pages Steph. Since I was the first to do a page in your book, I never saw them in person, and some, I don't think I've seen at all yet! Wonderful-ness!!!

Kat W said...

It is such a wonderful treat to be able to see all these pages. I am full of grateful and happy emotions this morning as I visit our party blogs and immerse myself once again in this wonderful experience of friendship and art!
BIG party Hugs
Kat Xx

Priti.Lisa said...

Beautiful post Stephanie...hey while I'm thinking of it, you have to go see Andrea's blog...she made 2 new falling ladies that you won't believe. (I was just reading your post below :)) ♥♥

artangel said...

Wonderful post and beautiful artwork! Such a treat re-visiting the pages I've seen and discovering those I'd not! x

IMGIRL said...

Stephanie, you are truly one of my Art Heroes! I loved seeing all the pages again and everyone's books! This has been a real treat full of Art Journal Goodness! I can't wait to get started on our new Journey and I LOVE everyone's colors!
Happy Bloggy Party to You.. well done!! XX

EVA said...

So wonderful!! This round robin seems to have turned out exactly the way they are supposed to. What wonderful pages were created for you and such amazing pages you created for others.

(Wish the SotTS had turned out this way - wonder if will ever see my journal again... sigh. I'd have loved to have seen all of everyone's pages for that one too. Oh well...)

hula-la said...

This is such a fabulous idea. Always had this in mind for a project with my Arty Tea Party friends, but I wasn't sure how it worked. Well you gals have pretty much inspired me to give it a go. It is great to see each person's interpretation, and presentation. A unique book to be treasured, for sure. I love it!

Off to visit the rest of your very talented friends!

Aloha from Vicki

Healing Woman said...

How could you loose with the artists who have worked and created in these books and round robin.. fabulous, every one of the pages!