Structure: Exquisite Corpse Triptych
Dimensions: 3 x 6 Closed / 6 x 9 Fully Expanded
I love it when people tell me they don't have time for art, or that they can't find time to be creative. I want to sit them down, have them take a deep breath, and then make a book with them in under and hour.
That's what I did today and the results were great. I remember reading about a collaborative book art project where the contributors created a book-in-an-hour by passing the book around and having each person add to it. I love the community aspect of that idea, but today I didn't have a group of creatives around me for that kind of collective art-making so I went solo.
So this is another quick and simple book that can be powerful in content because of its interactive qualities, but at the same time could be a wonderful book to make with kids because of how easy it is.
Once again I used art from a previous project that allowed me to keep this book simple because I didn't need to start with a blank canvas. The other way to keep a book project simple is to use stickers (or stamps, or handwritten text) as a way to add words as content.
As for the content, I used stickers from two different sets and the pre-printed words guided me to create a narrative that I felt good about. If you've been following my journey this year, you'll recall that I recently had a breakthrough (of sorts) after working with Traci Bautista. Since that workshop, I've been paying more attention to how my true passions show up in my work. Allowing myself to be led in the moment and by the materials has become my favorite way to make art, to play, to work.
As always, I'm looking forward to what next week brings. Please stay tuned!!
If you're watching the videos, I'm honored! If you're making the books, I'm intrigued, so please share here or on the Giving Hands Creative Community site. Also, make sure you visit the new online store for amazing and wonderful inspiration. Until next week...Go out and create something beautiful!!!