Sunday, August 26, 2007

Round Robin Altered Book - The Muses of Greece

I had seen these books created by other artists and was curious about them. I wanted to be involved. A round robin begins when someone decides to moderate the group and poses a theme. This group was the Nine Muses of Greek Mythology. I am Terpsichore ~ the Muse of Dance. I started my book and passed it on to the next person who would don the pages with artwork related to their Muse and on around until the book comes back to it's owner with all the Muses pages done. Here is the last page I entered before returning the book to it's owner. This concludes my participation in the round robin.

I enjoyed doing this and getting to know the other artists involved but I have to say that it requires patience to participate in one of these. I have attempted to be part of a few other round robins and inevitably someone doesn't meet the mailing deadline. Yes, life happens and there are sometimes more important things for a person to do than create their spread in someone else's books, but this holds the process up. It takes longer to get a book and then the deadlines get screwed up and to be honest I'm not sure I have the patience to dive in to be part of another one anytime soon. It's an interesting experience, as I said, I'm not unhappy I was part of these but realized somethings about my self and patience.

For these pages I used a fabric called Lutradur that I was introduced to in a class I took with Lesley Riley. I painted it and then sculpted it using a soldering iron. I printed images on fabric with an ink jet printer and ironed them on with Steam-a-seam and top stitched. I created the "Dance,dance,dance" collage in PhotoShop.


Joanne Huffman said...

I'm always very relieved when I put in my last entry to a RR. Your spread is lovely. I've heard of Lutradur, but never seen it. Do you like it? I can't quite fathom taking a soldering iron to fabric.

Anonymous said...

Wow Lorri! I love these pages! I have heard of Lutrador but until now didn't realize what it was. You did an amazing job of adding fabric images and did such lovely stitching!

Kathy McElroy said...

Your pages are wonderful. I bet you will treasure your book when it comes home. I would love to see all the pages. I think this is an RR I would have loved to have particpate in.

Anonymous said...

Your spread is wonderful Lorri. How do you use a soldering iron on fabric? I would probably cause a fire.