Sunday, June 2, 2013
Humming Right Along...
These are my first two small works for the 2013 Index-Card-A-Day (ICAD) Challenge, brought to us by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow. I don't intend to be uploading any of these 61 pieces of work to the ICAD Flickr or Facebook groups, but you'll get to see them all.
I decided yesterday to actually focus on a few things with this challenge, instead of spreading myself all over the mixed media map. Here are the parameters I've established ~
* primarily neutral colors
* lots of collage, but not exclusively
* make each one a small finished piece of art
Mail Me Some Art "orange" challenge, I decided to do a couple of fabric postcards for MMSA's "non-paper" exchange. So I made these two pieces on Friday. Entirely fabric, thread and peltex, no paper or cardboard. They are stylistically similar to my two previous runs of textile postcards, but the backs, which can be written on, are a lot simpler than what I did earlier. And what a joy it was to create just two pieces for the sheer fun of it (and not because I intend to try to sell them).
Yesterday at the Fortuna Community Yard Sale, I found this 1926 edition of Pinocchio for a mere 50 cents. What a steal. The book is in pretty good shape overall, the book block is intact, but the outer spine fabric is missing.
I'm planning to restore this one rather than altering it. The pages are heavy, and there are wonderful illustrations on every single page. See two page spreads below. There are four different sets of illustrations which are then each reversed, and they run sequentially from start to finish. A beautiful old book.