Monday, August 31, 2009

Matchbox Shrine Swap @ Art 42

I am in a matchbox swap at Art 42. Here are my boxes, the far left one has a travel/explore theme, the middle is a tea party, on the right is a Mardi Gras theme.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tab Book - David Copperfield

Here is a book I made with different size tabs, tags, ribbon, dictionary pages and Dickens images from Ten Two Studios. I am still not sure what to do to the outside of the book since it is so plain.
I chose to do Dicken's "David Copperfield" because it is one of my favorite books and the images seem to fit the story nicely.

The first thing I did was to stamp all my "pages" with different backgrounds. I wanted to leave much of the original color of the tabs to make the images stand out. On my tags above I chose the characters and stamped their names on the dictionary pages. The last tag is glued to the page so the back of the brad does not show. It makes a nice fan.
On these pages I used three different tabs to fit with what I wanted to do. As you can see the smaller ones open to make more "pages" to my book.
I was able to figure out how to make smaller tab pages fit in the spine of my book. It took a little paper engineering to make it work.
The bottom page has a smaller tab page book glued to a larger page with a ribbon to hold it shut. Hope you enjoyed my book, of course not all the pages were shown.

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Asian Dreams

I day dream a lot. I was thinking of that magical trip I made to Hangzhou, China last February/March. It was just and amazing trip on so many levels. I will never forget. I pulled together some artwork I have done in the past year or so. The trip has influenced my art in so many ways.

4x4 page traded

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Moleskin Project 2009/2010

I am in a Moleskin Project at There are eight artist involved in this round robin. My theme is "scapes", landscapes, city scapes, office scapes, water scapes, space scapes, you get the idea. We are to work in four panels in each others' book. I want my pages to flow together so it looks like one huge mural when it is finished.

These are my pages for my book. Unfortunately I could not get all four pages to fit my printer and some of the details are right up against the folds of the book. I made three page scans so you could see all the pages. I will post my art as I work in other books that come my way.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Faux Postage Artist Trading Cards

Here is some artist trading cards I made for a swap at Art 42. The theme is faux postage.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whimsical Marie Antoinette Artist Trading Cards

These cards were made for an artist trading card swap at IllustratedATCs. Some how I have been swept into Marie Antoinette art of some kind or another. She was a very fascinating person and I think that she will be looked upon differently in the future.