This beautiful "Picasso For Lynn" page is by Babs W. A wonderful mixed media collage of cut and heavily painted papers. It looks and feels terrific. Thanks Babs. I love it.
Cathie made her page of "Lumiere Metallic paint base, fiber embellished panel with utee powder, embossed square." The inside square is heavily textured yarns and fabrics beautifully machine stitched and sweetly embellished with flower. The outer gold square is painted fabric and shines beautifully. Cathie, thank you, I love and appreciate the work that went into making this page.
Lynette C. called this page "Daydreaming for Lynn's book" and said it's "acrylics on 140 lb. watercolor paper with pieces from collaged painting on yupo paper and a piece of silver ribbon."
It too is richly textured and painted. Can you see my cat looking out the window? Thank you Lynette this page is quite wonderful in all ways.
This subtle black, gray and white piece is untitled by Karen M. I am guessing it is paint or ink over printed matter and has a digital photo (which I just SAW) eyes looking back at me giving it a dream like quality to be sure. Wow, lots to see here. Thanks Karen, very provocative.
Mim made the next page and it is an exciting highly textured page of net covering painted paper and fabrics, stamps, embellished metal pieces (heart and key); ;and her signature hidden here fish! A really fun page to give my undivided attention to. Thanks Mim. Delightful.
Suki called her page "Threads", and although I had no theme, she and others managed to make my pages quite personal for me given my use of thread and sewing in my art work. Suki layered paper, netting and threads of all imaginable types, lace edgings, gold edgings, beads and a needle threader! Love it!!! So ME! Thanks friend.
Karen C. does beautiful delicate quilting and this page is no exception. Three appliqued butterflies are hand embroidered, as is the painted fabric background. Very soft, very pretty.
Thanks Karen, suits me perfectly.
Kate, who started this book project, gave me another quilted page, this time using wonderful textured and colorful papers, with ink drawn black stitches to hold them together. She backed her page with a lovely poem by Elizabeth C. Yates that starts off..."Great-Grandma made a "Friendship quilt"... How perfect. Kate called her page "Life is Like A Patchwork Quilt." And so it is. Very pretty Kate, thanks so much.
And last, but certainly not least, is a page from Soulbrush, my dear friend, who paints from her very soul. This page is thick with paint, rich in texture, and warms MY SOUL. Thank you so much. I do love your page! It looks like an art quilt to me!
This is the first Traveling Art Book that I was invited to join last June 2009 by Katie W., who started the Girlfriends group and blog. You can see all the books finished thus far on that blog here.I feel so lucky to have all this wonderful art
from so many talented artists from
around the world.
Thanks again to each of you.
We'll always be Girlfriends!