Thank you so much everyone for all the wedding Love! The day was perfect and will always be a special memory for our family!
Now that it's behind me.....I've been wanting to take on a collaborative project for a long time. I've just been waiting for the right time to do it......
Last February I participated in a fat book swap hosted by Dede. We made lots of pages based on the valentine theme and sent them all to Dede. She separated them, divided them up and put them together into fat books and mailed them all back. If you go to Dede's archives and look in January 09 you can see all the beautiful pages there.
She altered a hardback book by removing the pages and inserted all the fat book pages inside.
I just drooled over this beautiful artwork for months after wards. It sits on a shelf in my art room where I can see it, open it, feel it on a regular basis. It's nice to have the work of so many others in your own book. I've wanted to participate in another one immediately after I received this.
I thought I'd host my own fat book swap. I've thought a lot about the theme and I've come up with "Winter Whites". Wouldn't a book stuffed full of ivory, cream, and white pages be beautiful? Each participant would make a designated number of pages..(depending on how many people joined) mail them to me by the deadline and I will assemble and mail the fat book back to you.
Here are some pages from the Valentine book
This was the first time I'd ever participated in something like this. I was a little nervous but like Dede said....everyone has to start somewhere!
Do you like to collage? Sew? Paint? Rubber stamp? If you answered yes to any of these questions maybe you'd like to join me? You might think you don't have enough images of your own to use for a project like this....well flickr has thousands of copyright free photos that you can use. I will provide you with lots of links to websites that offer free images. Do you know Karen the Graphics Fairy? She has beautiful images that she shares on a daily basis practically. Mary is another source of wonderful images....some free, some very reasonably priced!
If you are interested in joining send me an email at thrifty underscore misspriss at yahoo dot com I will post all the details.........who, what, when etc. You may be signing up to make as few as 5 pages or as many as 16! The more we have participating the FATTER your book will be! I'm thinking the deadline will be the first week in November. That will give me time to get them all separated and assembled and back out to you by the end of the month...in time for you to enjoy all "winter" long!
Enjoy your week!