Round Robin #11

Round Robin #11

Monday, March 5, 2018

Honolulu Altered Books Group Feb. 2018

  Welcome to the Honolulu Altered Books Group blog.
For this month's art (Feb. 2018) we share some great interpretations of the chosen themes. 
 We want to thank Alessandra and her husband for allowing us to hold our meetings at their restaurant. Please check them out :

"If I create from the heart, nearly everything
works; if from the head, almost nothing."
                                              Marc Chagall

Pam created an Art merit badge for the
"Merit Badge" book.

Su shares some inspirational art quotes in the
"How Do You Art Your Life" book.

Marcy stitched up an underwater scene for the
"Fishy, Fishy" book.

Darrell takes to the sky for the "Life Is Full
Of Ups And Downs Along With A Few Corkscrews" book.

No more fear!

Anna introduces us to Mille Pollo in her "Awkward 
Ancestors" entry.

Mille meets a young cluck.

She raised 3 boys.

She had to deal with strong temperaments.

The birdy sisters.

Otto Huber was trouble.

Debbie declares the 3rd Monday of February as Art Day
for the "Festivus" book.

What you will need and want.

Projects to work on.

Carolyn took a trip to the hardware store. It inspired
her to create this art using patches and paint samples for
the "Swatches" book. 

Rosemary designed this mandala art for 
the "Favorites" book.

A little ray of sunshine!

Sophia shares wisdom of Neil deGrasse Tyson
in her "Exploration and Discovery" book.

Kim and Kehau's entry into "The Diary of Madame Blue" 
is a patriotic song called Mele 'Ai.

A protest quilt.

Written in protest of the overthrow of 
Queen Lili'uokalani.

Alessandra's entry in the "Last Words" book speaks
of the artistry of life.

A beautiful use of dimension.

Hope visits the other side for the "Personal Dreamtime" book.

Hope stitched together a beautiful dream scene we
all can relate to.

Mahalo to Alessandra and Chef Iggy for sharing
their beautiful restaurant with all of us. It was a dream dinner
that everybody needs to check out.
 Thank you two for letting us have our meetings in this gem
in Kaka'ako, Hawaii.

Chef Iggy and crew.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Honolulu Altered Books Group January 2018


Welcome to the eleventh round robin of the Honolulu Altered Books Group. As we begin or fifteenth year of altered books in Honolulu we are excited to see what the new year will bring. One thing is for sure, we will get to see some fantastic artwork created by our 13 members in this round. We will laugh, cry, share personal despair and triumphs. Just by following this blog, you
will gain a view into each artist's soul. By the end of this round robin, we as artists will create art largely based upon our life's experiences, or our  creative imaginations. So, come along for a ride with us and enjoy our interpretation of the themes of this round's books:

  • Diary of Madame Blue
  • Last Words
  • Personal Dreamtime
  • Award Yourself a Merit Badge
  • How do You Art your Life?
  • Fishy, Fishy
  • Life is Full of Ups and Downs, Along with a Few Corkscrews
  • Awkward Ancestors
  • Festivus
  • Book of Swatches
  • Favorites
  • Exploration and Discovery 

is the most
intense mode of
individualism that the
world has known
-Oscar Wilde-

Anna explores the Buddhist tradition called Unalome 
in the "Life is Full of Ups and Downs, Along with a Few 
Corkscrews" book.

Debbie introduces us to Elena, her "Awkward Ancestors" person.
She is strong and yet gentle and soft spoken. 

Carolyn introduces us to the fictional holiday
called Resplendence Day.

Take time to examine your dark side.

Embrace the light.

Happy Resplendence Day!

Rosemary goes  all mandala in
the "Book of Swatches".

Sophia shares her past and future trips in
the "Favorites" book.

Oh, the sites you will see.

Kim & Kehau take to the sea in their
"Exploration and Discovery" layout,

using the stars to navigate.

Alessandra's entry into the "Diary of
Madame Blue".

And we thought Amazon Prime took too long!

A look into.......

...Madame Blue's life. 

"Last Words"
Hope used just thirteen words to describe


Pam's "Personal Dreamtime".

"Award Yourself a Merit Badge".
Su has created the perfect merit badge for herself.

Having recently been stung by a jellyfish, and also quite
hungry while creating this page, Darrell created the very first peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich for the
"Fishy, Fishy" book.