Round Robin #10

Round Robin #10

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Honolulu Altered Books Group April 2016




Aloha,
  Well, we made it through the first two months with an already fantastic bunch of altered artwork. It's exciting to get to know some of you by learning your style, techniques and sense of humor even though we have not met. We can't wait to see what the month of May will bring our way. With so many unique themes this round is gonna be a lot of fun!


"Everything you can imagine is real"
Pablo Picasso



Anna's "Harmonious Creations" explores
Edison's accomplishments.

A Periodic table to ponder.


Hope goes scientific on us with her
"Comfort Food Diaries" layout.

Take a stroll though the periodic
table of chocolates.
Who knew science could be so delicious?

Help yourself to a beaker of happiness. P.S. We love Dove!

Pam's "The Beauty of Imperfection and Impermanence"
layout.

  These leaves and layers show the beauty as well as the
impermanence of nature.

Su shares a quote from Picasso in her
"There Are None So Blind As To Those Who
Will Not See" layout.

Amy's "Day of the Dead Poets Society" spread
explores reasons why Dr. Seuss created some
of his characters. 

Amy's sign in.

But we can have Green Eggs and Ham!

Marcy's "A Word of Art" layout takes us
to prehistoric beginnings.

Early man artforms.

Darrell's "What Bugs You" spread is about his nemesis.
 The computer bug!

uh oh.... You're screwed!

Sue's "Oxymoron" layout is bittersweet. Sharing thoughts
of when the kids leave the nest.

"Below, Above and By the Sea"

Debbie explores fanciful worlds

beneath the sea.

The view from this shoreline offers a
new perspective.

Carolyn thought long and hard as to how old
she is for the "How Old Would You Be Today if
You Didn't Know Your Real Age"? book.

 After many layers, a garden appears and she is now
5 years old. She is happiest in the garden having a
tea party and eating lemon tarts.

Pat's "Rare Bird" spread is about the one
and only Erma Bombeck.

"Never trust a physician whose office
plants are dead"

Dee's "Bag it UP" layout features a photo of one of
her own Judith Leiber bags.

Here is a sampling of some of this year's styles.

"Belle Époque to Art Deco, The first 40 Years
of Fashion in the 20th Century"
Sandra explores the Hobble Skirt.

Some classic fashion.

Express yourself, ladies!

"But I can't even take a step in this dress!"

Misty's "I Love..." spread encompasses all the things
she loves in life. 

Rosemary's interpretation in the"Grow--A Garden Themed Book".

She generously shares packets of seeds of peace.
Kim and Kehau explore the world of
"Negative and Positive Spaces" with colorful accents
in just the right places.

Sophia's "T is for Techniques"
She shares some good techniques. Don't be surprised
to see some of these ideas used in future projects!







Monday, March 28, 2016

Honolulu Altered Books Group March 2016





Aloha,
  I hope you all had a Happy Easter. The holiday gave me the time needed to get this blog completed. What a wonderful batch
of altered art we have for the month of March. For those of you on the mainland, we wish you could be here in person as we talk about our art, techniques and inspiration that you are about to see. Hopefully some of you will make the journey and attend a meeting in person.
  We look forward to seeing what new art is on the horizon.



Every creator painfully experiences the chasm
between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

Dee graces us with her "I Love.." spread
with things she loves.
Paper dolls...

...and her love of the movies.

Some assembly required.

Sandra gets to the root of this theme.
"Grow- A Garden Themed Book".


Misty shares a couple of her favorite techniques in
the "T is for Techniques" book.

She enjoys using recycled items to create her art.



Rosemary's "Negative and Positive Spaces" spread.

Sophia made us all hungry when she showed her layout for
"The Comfort Food Diaries" book

Yes, she's the bagel'
s biggest fan!

Kim and Kehau explore sand drawings, if only
briefly in "The Beauty of Imperfection" book

The giant winter waves share a glimpse of the past with us, if
only for a few moments.

Hawaiian mana.

Hope's "There are None So Blind as Those
Who Will Not See
Before I Die I Want to..."
layout.

She has a deep desire to visit a land with such a
rich cultural heritage and tradition.

To view the northern lights.

Here are a few Icelandic symbols known as
magical staves.

Pam's "Harmonious Creations
Art Inspired by Science, Math & Nature"
layout.

Celebrate national pie day!

"Day of the Dead Poets Society"
Su takes us to where the sidewalk ends.

The children know!

Anna shares with us her "Word of Art"
nature. Featuring the Raven. 
Marcy's "Wacky World of Oxymorons"

Amy's "What Bugs You?" spread suggests that
nothing bugs her. In fact, she loves bugs!




Darrell's "Below, Above and by the Sea" layout.

Exploring the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
on November 10, 1975.

The cause of it's sinking is still under debate.

There are many theories as to what happened.
But sadly all 29 on board perished. 

Although there have been nearly 6000 shipwrecks and
30,000 lives lost on Lake Superior, the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains the most famous due to the Gordon Lightfoot song. He drew his inspiration from a Newsweek article that misspelled the ship's name. He wanted to pay proper respect to the crew.

Sue's spread for the "How Old Would You Be Today
if You Didn't Know Your Real Age?" book takes her
back to high school and her early college years.

Debbie explores two rare birds in her
"Rare Bird" spread.

Dr. Hannah Mounce, who is determined
to save this endangered bird, 
the Hawaiian Kiwikiu.

Carolyn says put the chocolate in the bag and nobody
gets hurt in her "Bag it UP" layout.

Pat used actual clippings from a 1920 Ladies Home Journal magazine in her spread for "Belle Epoque to Art Deco,
the First 40 Years of Fashion in the 20th Century. 

Fancy smoke rings!