Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More AB Class Prep

Well I just heard my altered book class this Sunday is full with 10 students, one TA and 3 on the waiting list. I have no idea if it has anything to do with this blog - but if this is helping me share the word about the fun you can have altering books -then great!
In addition to the Asian theme kit described below, we will be creating multiple structures in our books and creating two additional spreads. I am working on a bird themed kit and need a few more elements to pull it together. It will be inspired by my love of the work of Anna Corba. She is a talented artist living in the north bay area and i had the good fortune to visit her studio last year. She works in a converted coach house in the hills of Sonoma County. She has an eviable array of pretty ribbons and papers and ephemera all lovingly displayed on antique tables and shelves. I'd post a picture - but well, that would probably cause a copywrite stir i'd rather avoid. But you can check our her website and see her studio in the book "Where Women Create": http://www.amazon.com/Where-Women-Create-Inspiring-Extraordinary/dp/1402712294/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202871788&sr=1-1
Or check out her artwork in "Vintage Paper Crafts":
I am sure there is a cuter way to post links - but for now you can just click and see what i am talking about. Anyway - i am inspired by her simple but clever collage. Often using vintage ledger paper, some sheet music and a focal point image - she makes an evocative statement about the past.
Often we try too hard to clutter up our work when an uncomplicated approach yields better results. You know, less is more?

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