Wednesday, 25 February 2009

The Shared Art Journal

Cover of my Shared Jornal ( Copyright 2009 D.Price-Ewen)
(see my Small Canvases post to view the origin of these small shipping vignettes)
Copyright Pania Malloy 2008
(This is one of Pania's Shared Journals, not the one I write about here)


Copyright Angela McEntee 2009
Flower's entry - the monarch and the nesting woman incubating her dreams


A few pictures from the other project I'm currently working on: the shared art journal. I've made these picture files BIG so you can get right in there and look at the detail - a bit like porn for art and crafters - lol! Inspired by another friend of mine, Pania (I've sneaked a couple of images in of hers too)! I've just started my shared journal, hence the mermaid for my first page. Next, my friend Flower got a hold of it and did her beautiful nest and butterfly pages; next my friend Pania, then it's off overseas to another friend of mine...until it eventually wends itself all the way back to me, all beautifully and uniquely added to by my fabulously arty, crafty friends!


My mermaid, contemplatively rising from the depths...


If you want to give this a go, may I recommend you go to your local thrift store and pick out the coolest shaped but cheapest children's board book you can find, then when you get home with your little treasure, gesso it, cut it to a shape of your choice (if you can't find the right shaped book), punch a few holes in it for hanging and attaching stuff to it, then create the cover and its first page in whatever medium and style that suits you. Then, pass it on. Your friends will eventually cotton on that they could do the same thing too, then make you do a journal entry in one of their books...and so the great shared journal concept takes off!

10 comments:

Angie Rodriguez said...

What a fantastic idea. I have a couple of friends who would love to do this, and would knock me out with their entries, I'm sure.

Miss/Monster said...

Hey, thanks for your comment, sorry I didnt get back to you sooner. I'm glad you like my artwork, it seems very hard to find people who like it these days.

I know what you mean about art taking a life of its own.. mine definetly seems to do that.

<3

Jill Zaheer said...

Just visited and browsed through your blog. Very inspiring and filled with a myriad of artwork, your journal pictures and your journey with pnd. As you indicated, hope you always "see the light". It is certainly reflected in your current work. Thanks for looking through my book section in our Altered book collaboration at Innerworks. Any kind of involvement in Art is definitely a healer of the soul.
Jill

The Governess said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, all of you!

Flower's Page said...

Dolly your journal looks amazing on screen. I have scored the most amazing book on making paper...so when we finally go for a walk, we can recover with tea and baking and get INSPIRED xoxoxo

Flower's Page said...

Mate we have to go here.....
http://craft2.org/

Kayla coo said...

Hello,
Thanks for visiting,lovely to meet you.
I find it so amazing that embroidery connects people all around the world.

Michala x

The Governess said...

I know! Thanks, Kayla Coo - you are so inspiritng!!!

Seth said...

What a cool project...and that cover is amazing!!

The Governess said...

Seth, coming from you, that means the world! Thanks buddy!