Re: Fall Tip In Exchange - Theme: Behind the Mask - 6 single pages
- This is really an exciting undertaking, Judy. :-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Judy Decker <jdecker4art@...> wrote:
> Greetings Art Educators,
> Altered Book Tip In pages give you a chance to "do a little art". As a
> retired art teacher, I don't have much of a need to "do art". Making
> art to sell was never something I wanted to do. Art is personal for me
> - and a gift (I give away my art).
> We do have a group for the fall exchange. I let the small group decide
> the overall theme - and requirements.
> Here are the specifications.
> Theme: Behind the Mask (can be interpreted any way you wish).
> Format: Single page - front and back - 5.5" w x 8.5" h (slightly
> smaller doesn't hurt - but don't go larger as they are too big for
> tipping in to most books - and larger won't fit in my special box I am
> designing for my own pages)
> Quantity for the exchange: Six pages - send me 5 (we all found out
> last summer that doing 10 was too much)
> Media: Anything goes!
> Include return postage for Priority Mail (either a stamp or paid
> return address label). Do NOT include the cardboard mailer (If your
> mailing envelope can not be re-used - I will pick up the mailers. It
> is better not to have them bent or folded). You may send to me any way
> you wish, but please do not send Express Mail (it always makes me feel
> bad when folks go to that expense).
> Priority Mail has been by far the easiest way to go. It may cost you
> an additional dollar or two - but it is well worth the time saving for
> me (smile).
> I haven't started putting mine together - so it may spread to two
> pages. If you prefer working on facing pages - you still need to do
> something on the front and back for this exchange. Since there are
> more than enough members already, you can send me fewer than 5 pages
> if you get "in a pinch" rather than dropping out.
> The only big rule I enforce is that your pages can not be color
> photocopies of your own original. Much of mine is done with computer
> printed images - but all pages have "my hand" in them. Photography and
> digital work is fine - and - YES, you can do the same thing for all
> six pages. Often it takes me days to design the first page/pages.
> Following that as a guide, I can complete each additional in a matter
> of hours (My last series, once the original was set - which I planned
> over several days - took over 40 hours to complete. Others were able
> to get theirs done in less time).
> Nice - but not required - is a page explaining the personal meaning of
> your pages and technique used. I generally add a separate page, but
> for this exchange, I am going to play with an idea I learned from
> Ellen - adding a pocket to the back side an slipping in the "meanings"
> page. Mine might even be in a small book form? Don't know yet. My own
> personal meaning keeps going back and forth from a positive (as a
> means to show off my GORGEOUS new Baule mask) - to a sort of negative
> (those who hide behind a mask).
> I will keep the group open for one more week - the group will be
> finalized next weekend. Mailing to me won't be until January (or even
> February) - I am much more flexible with this exchange. My August was
> very busy this summer - hence the request for a July date.
> Reply to me OFF- LIST (jdecker4art -ending in- gmail.com - of course,
> don't forget the @)
> Full name:
> Email address:
> Home address:
> Phone (only used if necessary):
> Email addresses get sent out to the group - but not home addresses.
> I have another idea for a spring exchange, too -- and yes - one for
> summer, so more exchanges will be offered if you can't join this one.
> I really LOVE having international members, but postage is a problem.
> My advice for those outside the US is to offer an exchange in your own
> countries with art teachers in your community. I can help you get
> Judy Decker