Round Robin #11

Round Robin #11

Sunday, November 7, 2010

October 2010 Round Robin

What a great turnout for the October AB meeting!

We all enjoyed the stories which explained the process behind such fabulous artwork. The presentation and expression of ideas, history, and techniques by all truly enrich our AB experience.

"Art gropes, it stalks like a hunter lost in the woods, listening to itself and to everything around it, unsure of itself, waiting to pounce."

John W. Gardner

A cougar hides behind the parrot
in Corinne's humorous twist
on Amy's "Cat & Mouse" theme.
"Here Kitty, Kitty!"
Socrates used color, texture, layers, and pull-out tags
to explore many sources of "Joy"
in DebZ's book.
Lorraine created a dimensional, textured mandala
for Rosemary's "Mandalas".
Pam explored a possible itinerary
for "An Unusual Journey with Nick Bantock"
in Socrates' book.

Ingrid revealed a cheerful and colorful dance
in Mike's "Celebrate Life".

Kathy incorporated Hawaiian legend
into her layout for Corinne's "Moonscapes".

Guest Artist Jessica Freeman
shared her vision for a climb across
Lindsay's "Paths & Parallel Universes".

Darrell's BUZZ was inspired
by coasters from British pubs
in Lorena's "Found Objects".

***** Intermission *****

We celebrated Halloween prematurely with
Debbie's Coconut Chocolate cupcakes!

Rosemary explored the letter "D"
in Stephanie's "Alphabetica".

Lorena amazed everyone with her fabulous flag book.
She shared transportation adventures from her recent trip
to Italy for Lorraine's "Free to Fly" AB.
Fran incorporated digital art and explained the
intricacies of fan etiquette
for Dee's book, "The Victorian Era, The Gilded Age".

Dee took us on a tour through Asia,


and Paris in Lori's book.

Lindsay experimented with string art for Pam's "Lines & Angles".

Tamara's Aussie-themed layout
for Darrell's "Wish You Were Here" book.

Su's sketches for Kathy's "Phobias" book.

DebZ designed a beautiful Aboriginal inspired fabric
for Su's "Earth Rhythms".

Lori constructed a pop-out
in Rebecca's "wings" book.

Debbie designed a stained glass window
for Rosemary's "Mandalas" book.

Amy created a Red Velvet Cupcake
for Debbie's "Cupcake Chronicles", then shared
her family's treasured Red Velvet Cupcake recipe.
Rebecca's interpretation for Ingrid's "Circles"

More "Circles".

The Honolulu Altered Book Group

will be on hiatus for the months of November and December,

and will resume meeting in January 2011.

Happy Holidays to all!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Postcard Swap 2010 Video

I hope you all enjoy this video of this years Halloween Postcard Swap.

We had 106 total postcards turned in. The postcards are on the way today to all who entered the swap.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 2010 Altered Books Round Robin


We had another great Honolulu Altered Books Group meeting last Saturday. Once again, lots of wonderful art work from our very talented members. After three rounds the books are already beginning to take on that "altered book bulge" we all love to see. We have one more round before we have our holiday break. We will be sure to send out the complete round robin assignment list soon (for those who want to work on their art during the holidays).

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions from all over the place: from the

sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."

Pablo Picasso

Rebecca mailed in her Nick Bantock spread.
Dee shows us her art work in the Earth Rhythms and Morphscapes book

Lori shows us her Lines and Angles work of art.

More of Lori's Lines and Angles

Fran uses "B" in her alphabetica "Don't push my Buttons" spread.

Rosemary used Mandalas to create Turtles for the Turtle book.

Sue shows us her wonderful Edward Lear spread with his nonsensical drawings.

Tamera's Moonscapes layout.

Amy explores her own inner circle

Lindsay's explores a personal journey in the Having a great time book.

Lorena made a fantastic Evolution of the Cupcake pop up in the Cupcake Chronicles book

It would be fun to hang out with these cupcakes

Debbie did a Celebrate Pop up in the Celebrate Life book.

Ingrid shares her Joy with us all.

Kathy's To Imagine is Everything Layout.

Kathy lets us in on her Vision of London Paris, Rome and Asia

Laurie doesn't like snakes?


Darrell's cat is hungry for a mouse meal.

Sox explores the wings book.

Pam found some things for her found objects layout.

Here is a Round Three Video Recap

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 2010 Round Robin.

Welcome to the second round of the 2010/2011 Honolulu Altered Books round robin.
We continue to see some amazing art created by our very talented participants. We look forward to the next meeting to see what new techniques and surprises turn up.
The true artist's heart searches not for treasure at rainbow's end;
But is instead content to play upon the colour there-in.
Kaern Sapp

. Lindsay used a great spray paint technique for Moonscapes

Lori did a ink blot of a traveling musician

Darrell made a flying Buffalo in this Buffalo wing page.

Pam did a clever "hide and seek" in the Cat & Mouse book

Pam's Free to Fly

Rebecca used TABS in her found objects layout.

Amy really captured the essence of Nick Bantock.

Lorena's Circle book layout.

What a great technique

This circle book is on a roll.

Sox Visits Marie Antionette in the Cupcake Book.

Ingrid shares her artistic techniques

Ingrid's take on Free to Fly

Debbie has her own "spin" on the Joy book

Seize the day!

Go for a joyful spin.

Lorraine uses humor for celebrate life!

Lorraine says the shoes give her JOY.

Deb Z did a fabulous free hand Mandala

Rosemary explores her personal journey in the Earth Rhythms book

Earth Rhythms and Morphscapes

More Earth Rhythms

Francine Has a few Turtle questions.

Who knew A is for OX? Su did ,and she explains it in Al-pha-bet-i-ca

Stephanie shares her fear of heights.

Please don't let me fall!

Dee explores imagination.

Kathy shows us her layout for Paths & Parallel Universes.

Kathy reminds us to imagine.

Tamara visits Mary Poppins with her intricate art work.