Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Swap on ABC

Today we begin opening the packages from the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. This is group 1's packages. The premise of this swap is, we each picked a day from the song "Twelve Days of Christmas," then created a 5 X 5 work of art which could be bound into a book, or displayed in any way a person chose. I've been in other 12 Day swaps, but they hinged on handmade gifts. Instead of creating a gift or ornament that someone might bring out once a year, or displayed in the recipient's art studio, this swap still celebrates the 12 Days, but in a way that can be enjoyed in a more compact way.

Here the 12 packages are shown in no particular order.

Day 1 was clearly marked with a tag and a Santa. It was wrapped in a lovely angel tissue paper with some tissue tape.

Inside was a beautiful digital contribution by Corinne of Glitz-Oh Girl. Corinne's name might be familiar to some, since she is a moderator of Altered Books, a large Yahoo group with over 8000 members.

Although it was hard to get a clear picture, you can see the detail in this work that she printed on photo paper on a laser printer. I am so in awe of digital art, and this is a stunning example. Corinne added the tag on the side using fancy fibers.

It is only fitting that Corinne be the artist of the day. Her art is always colorful, full of humor, and fun to see. Her backgrounds are amazing. If I tried a hundred years, I would never make a background like she does. There's a lot to see on her blog and web site, so be prepared to stay awhile. She is an altered book artist, collage artist, and makes art with anything paper. You might want to take a tour of her studio while you're there. So don't forget to stop by and see the original Glitz-Oh Girl herself!

12 thoughtful remarks:

see you there! said...

Your first swap piece looks wonderful. I'll certainly check the link. My favorites tab is getting quite full thanks to your great suggestions.


Donna: said...

Partirge in a pear tree..??? What a wonderful way to start the 12 days. :) BTW I am doing better but not out of the woods yet. TU E... - Donna

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Aren't we fortunate to have a piece of Corinne's work to enjoy. Her technique is indeed amazing. Thank you, Corinne, I will cherish it!

Julia Dunnit said...

wow wow wow - you must be itching to open them - a daily present of such will be marvellous. I love Corinne's choice of a partridge.

Diane said...

Now how fun is this?! And what an awesome artist!!

voodoo vixen said...

Stunning... wish I could find the patience and necessary brain cells to tackle digi.... but alas I have neither!! :(

Halle said...

The kids have been itchin' to open presents...they are finally getting the chance!

Susan Allan said...

Corinne's work is truly stunning, thank you for the link, I will definitely have a look. You seem to have such fun doing all the swaps that you do. There must be masses of work involved, but lots of pleasure too!!
Have a wonderful week. Sue xxx

La Dolce Vita said...

what a great swap and Corrine's work is wonderful. thanks E, for really seeing everything I put into my Nov pages! it was fun reading your comment. xo

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh my goodness, Corrine's work is so beautiful! What a fabulous & fun swap to be in!
Thanks for the links.
Have a great week Elizabeth~
Carol Anne

Incipient Wings said...

how exciting!
cant wait to see more!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Beautiful- I think I want to find a 12 day swap to be part of next year, this looks like FUN!