Another wonderful thing about teaching is I can take a class virtually for free. So this semester I am taking Book Arts taught by Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne. This class had done exactly what I had hoped—to inspire me to go back into my studio to experiment a bit before I jump into the next project.
The assignment was to include a visit to the library for research and inspiration to then include into an accordion book. I chose foxes and the “m” format and decided to make mine two sided. The orange paper was the creation of Remy and Sterling who made their own wrapping paper this year. I painted an orange wash over it to make the fox color. The decorative paper was also wrapping paper I couldn’t part with. The collaged foxes are made from tracing paper washed with acrylics a la Eric Carle. I gathered my fox facts and went to town.
some close-ups of some of the panelsThis shows the two sides of the book when folded.
I shared with Mary a book artist and print maker I have loved for years, Antonio Frasconi. Look what she just sent me! I love it when the stars are aligned. http://www.exeter.edu/news_and_events/news_events_12019.aspx