Round Robin #9

Round Robin #9

Friday, February 27, 2015

Honolulu Altered Books Group Feb. 2015

We had a great Valentine's Day meeting of Altered Artists this month and we have some awesome layouts to share with you. But first, let's share some Valentine cookies with you:

Hope your day was filled with love, too!

"The heart is a museum, filled with the exhibits of a lifetime's loves."
Diane Ackerman

Darrell designed and created art using
gelli prints for the
"Design and Create Art" book.

Are you ready to create art?

Sue has a motivational game plan for
the "Constructing a Game Plan" book

with motivational game plan cards.

Continuing with Pat's theme of "What Moves You" from our last meeting, Debbie's character moves from a landscape ablaze with color...

to a cooler "place" of thought and memory-provoking questions. "Imagination Illustrated" has truly become a journey. Where will it lead?

Stephanie makes good use of her mystery
palette colors in her "Mystery Palette Challenge"

Pat created a pop up of all her life's heroes
in the "Heroes" book.

Jennifer really delivers in her "Circle of Creative Color"
spread. Not as much can be said for this near extinct
carrier pigeon.

Lorena takes us on a journey from the "Mundane to the Sublime".

Kim And Kehau have it
all figured out in their dimensional "Chill-Lax"
layout...a great spot to watch the sunset.

Pam takes a humorous view on her
"What's My Line?" spread.

Su explores the definition of the Greek word
Kairos for the "It's About Time"

Rosemary remembers "Tall Tales"  about
from her youth:

Visiting Radio City Music Hall and seeing the Rockettes
were memorable experiences.

Amy created this very glittered rainbow, complete
with Irish blessing and Leprechaun for
the "Faerie Folk" book.

Lorraine loves to sing Christmas songs, in
her "This is What Makes Me Sing" layout.

In Pam's from "Mundane to Sublime" spread
she transforms a simple piece of paper
into a dimensional tree.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Honolulu Altered Books Group Winter 2014-2015

I just realized that I forgot to post the November blog. Only joking,
I have no excuse, except for the last couple of weeks when I couldn't post any pictures to the blog. Well, after many attempts and a lot of on line research, I am happy to say we are back in business. Please enjoy the art from our November meeting and stay tuned for the Feb. blog in a couple of weeks. ( I promise.)

Better late then never.
Matthew Henry

                                                                                A BOOK STRUCTURE AND DECORATED PAPERS
Mark your calendars!!
Who?  You!!
What: Words Within, A Book Structure
When: Sat. Mar 7, 2015 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: Rubber Stamp Plantation Honolulu ---746 Ilaniwai St., in Kakaako
Why: Because ya gotta have ART!

Deb West and Pam Yee have come up with another workshop for you!  Deb will teach you to paint/collage decorative  papers to cover and embellish  your book structure. My WHAT?? Pam will teach you to assemble a book structure - no sewing necessary (unless, of course you want to!). Then we will show you how to put it all together for an amazing,  one-of-a kind book.
Students need to bring:
  • ·         a basic tool kit: scissors, pencil, ruler, bone folder, paper trimmer
  • ·         brayer
  • ·         good glue or double stick tape (to adhere decorative paper to substrate),
  •                                                                 plus
  • ·         one bottle of Elmer's glue and  glue brush for making decorative papers
  • ·         your favorite stencils
  • ·         your favorite colors of acrylic paint,
  • ·         a Scor-pal (if you have one)
  • ·         heat tool (if you have one)
  • ·         needle and linen thread, fiber or dental floss to attach signatures to your book (optional)
  • ·         decorative papers 12- 12 x 12 sheets (OPTIONAL) You can use these to SUPPLEMENT the papers you make or instead of the papers you make
  • ·         washi tape (optional)

Instructors will provide:
  • ·         substrate (chipboard, papers, cardstock, envelopes to construct your book)
  • ·         paper for your decorated papers
  • ·         acrylic paints to share
  • ·         basic stencils to share
  • ·         pre-cut text for decorative papers

Workshop fee is $100. You can send a check to Pam Yee, 25 Wilikoki Pl, Kailua, HI 96734. This workshop has limited seats available. For more info call Pam @ 808.373.6250 or Debbie @ 808-218-8778
There will be a few (5) pkgs.  double stick tape for sale. If you need one, let us know.
Samples are available at RSP.

You may bring a brown bag lunch. There are also a few eateries within walking distance.

Two views of covers.

Two views of the inside structure.

November 2014

Sue shows us an inspiring layout for the
Design and Create Art book.

Debbie's game plan always begins with
a list for the Game Plan book.

Why Lists?

What type of list?

Keeping track of lists.

A list of Lists

And even more lists. 

Boy, oh boy, this girl
sure likes to make lists!

What happens when you finish everything
on your list?
Start a new one!

Stephanie's Imagination Illustrated spread.

Pat made great use of her available palette
of colors in her Mystery Palette layout.

Jennifer's Hero spread featuring Pippilotta
Delicatessa Windowshade
Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter

Lorena created this beautiful water lily
for the Circle of Color book.

Kim and Kehau's From Mundane
to Sublime spread shares their delight about
discovering a beautiful glass beach.

Stephanie's Game Plan is all
about her to do list! 

Pam's Chill-Lax layout is all about

and making art!

Su didn't dilly Dali with her with
her tongue-in-cheek What's my Line spread.

Rosemary's It's About Time layout visits
A Clockwork Orange. 

Orange you freaked out?

Amy's High Rise Adventures layout features

There's no need to fear, Underdog
is here!

Lorraine shares a little Mermaid for
her Faerie Folk spread.

Darrell shares What makes me Sing for the
last 35 years.

My love, my life!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Honolulu Altered Books Group October 2014

What a great meeting we had this month to start the 9th round robin. We sure have a fun group of talented artists who really enjoy creating their art for all to see. It has been unusually hot in Honolulu all summer and into October and now we are on a tropical storm watch. The storm's name is Ana.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that she will miss the islands in the next few days. But hey, we can still create art with no power, clean our brushes with bottled water and there is always Spam. Well, on second thought, please, please, please spare us Ana.
 Enjoy this month's art.
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
                                                    Mary Lou Cook
What makes Sue sing is traveling to Florida to be
by the sea in her This is What Makes Me Sing layout.

Debbie's interpretation of the Design and
Create Art theme was to add depth and texture
to an underwater oasis. 

Pat uses collage in her Imagination
Illustrated layout to guide us through... 
...the passage of time.

Jennifer's use of the Mystery Palette Challenge
colors resulted in a thought-provoking image
using a color combination she never would have
thought to use on her own.

Lorena's villain in this layout for the Heroes book is
the villainess Cruella de Vil from The Hundred and One

Kim and Kehau's Circle of Creative

using Katydid and Seabreeze as their
color choices.

In Pam's From the Mundame to the Sublime spread,
the firefly hibernates in the winter and emerges in
the spring as a nocturnal light show for all to view with awe.

Su uses the power of OM to Chill-lax.

Exploring the many ways of OM.

Rosemary's What's My Line spread features
Mae West and some of her funny quotes!

Amy is late for a very important date with
her It's About Time layout.

Has the watch's time come to an end?

Lorraine sure pulled off a tall tale
in the High Rise Adventures book!

Cat tale that is!

This cat is fond of tall tales.

Darrell discovered the Menehune for his
Faerie Folk layout.

The Menehune could construct an entire
rock wall to create a fish pond in just 
one night. 

If they couldn't finish the job in one night, they
would abandon the job, never to return.