I am back from a joyous week with beautiful souls at Art is You - a five day fest of support, kindness, love, and creativity. I will be posting about many of the wonderful things, but for today, here are pics from the Altered Book Memory Keeper, the first of two workshops I taught.
This was a labor intensive class - prepping the books, cutting niches to imbed photographs and objects, as well as matchboxes to create sliding drawers. My students were intrepid and fearless, and created beautiful works of art.
I love how Maria used the Medieval Leaves stencil to echo the wings of her dragonfly.
Amy and Kymm created their books in honor of their children. And Amy, who rushed out to compete in a Toastmaster challenge, treated us to a rehearsal of her speech before she left! She was terrific and won the challenge. Congratulations Amy!
So cool how Susan used Terri Stegmiller's Broken Circles stencil to compliment her theme of "Time."
Eileen had the largest book - a Psychology textbook, and used the Frames stencil to surround the beautiful doll she embedded in her cover niche. Her color choices are so pretty, and I love how the purple she used with the Medallions stencil created such a lacy feel.
Teri is a mystery writer and created a tribute to Sherlock Holmes with her book. Echoing Sherlock's London roots, Teri used Seth Apter's urban Past Present Future stencil to get a gritty look befitting that legendary detective.
Linda created an intensely book about her journey. I just love the moon she adhered to the cover.
No two books were alike, and each was intensely personal to its creator. I didn't get a picture of Deborah alone with her book, but it's in the top row on the right. She also celebrated her children, and her color scheme perfectly echoed the colors in her cover photo. What beautiful creations.
Do you live in the NY/NJ area and want to take a class with me? Check out Jessica Sporn Designs Mixed Media Group. I offer a class a month in my home studio, and plan to offer an altered book workshop soon!
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