Right now, I'm sharing these from my camera, and working from my old, slow computer. My old scanner is gone, and my new one won't talk to my old computer. I'm sure once my new computer is back and all the glitches are worked out, you'll never hear anything from me again on this matter.
Until then, you may have to put up with my handwriting, rather than computer generated (and printed) words.
This is the year of the Rooster (or cock), but you'll have to pretend because this hen was all I could find in the chicken family.
Some of you asked what a tip-in is. Quickly, it's a page you add to your altered book, either by gluing it in, or adding it in a binder. Both sides are always decorated, and it's a bit like a double sided scrapbook or altered book page, except it is a page that is decorated on both sides. When I started making art, I made more tip-ins than anything else. They are far easier to send to people because the cost of postage is less. In case the art gets lost, you don't lose an entire book if you are in a round robin.
Although it appears i made a spread last year for Moo-Mania, rather than a tip in, this is the one I made for 2015.
This is the tip-in I made for 2014,
the Year of the Horse.
This tip-in is from 2010,
and was the Year of the Tiger. Note the amount of room I left on the "gutter" side so these pages could be added to a book, captured in a binding machine, or punched so rings could be added.
I have more, but won't bore you with them. Thanks for visiting, and please visit the very talented artists at Moo-Mania and More for even more Asian entries.
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
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