Saturday, January 20, 2018

December Artifacts: a review

Seth Apter, the host of ARTifacts, asked us to
send 2 images from your ARTifacts project for a final online exhibition on my blog. 

It could be an image you have already used or a new one. You can take a new photo of several pages and/or submit a pic of the outside of your journal (if applicable) if you like. Anything goes.
As  you can see, for my first photo, I created a mosaic of my 11 pages I shared, along with several photos of my journal cover, both empty and filled.  For those of you not familiar with it, the rocking horse cover was sun printed using fluid acrylics and some of my flat rocking horses.   The spine decoration was one inspired by Seth from a tutorial he created at Make it Artsy.

For my second page, I included this one I made for my September ARTifacts.  I believe it is my favorite because I used some of my rust colored paper and found objects on the left side, and my handmade shimmering mists, a real leaf, and colored pencils on the right side.  All items were sewn into these pages and all pages were sewn.  No glue was used in this book.

I want to thank Seth again for hosting this fun collaborative.  It was a really different way for me to create a monthly calendar.  I also want to thank each of you who joined me in this monthly journey.  I am truly grateful beyond words.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

You did a lot of beautiful work for the collaborative last year, and the pages look good together. Are you joining in again this year? I think that rust page is my fave, too, but the sun-printed rocking horse is great, too. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Goodness! You really did create some beautiful pages Elizabeth! They look great all together! I think the sun printed rocking horse is my favourite as it reminds me of you - the rocking horse(natch!) and your fabulous dyeing experiments that I so love to see!Enjoy your weekend!Chrisx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am totally impressed with your pieces - what a fantastic idea this artifacts 2017 were. Your pages and the whole journal are so UNIQUE and so "YOU".
I adore it Elizabeth!
I often think that just such challenge events lead us to some extraordinary outcomes that we could never have done without the challenge! SUPER ELIZABETH, and I am really looking forward to your art this year. I specially LOVE LOVE LOVE your "Quiltlets" as you already know and I would really love to see you creating a whole fabric book with such quiltlets. But gosh I know well that we "creatorartists" never have enough time.
WELL DONE - You know that I was always so proud of you to see your work at Seth's blog and you can be proud of yourself too!
You have created such wonderful art !

oxo Susi

chrissie said...

All wonderful work and so neatly presented. It is always great to see your collections

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

I'm being brief today as we are hitting the road, but I wanted to say I love this months artifacts. Loving the rusty piece AND the cool leaf. Have a great weekend! Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

It was lovely to see your fantastic pieces again.
I think the rocking horse piece was my favourite one that you shared as well.
Yvonne xx

Sandra Cox said...

Love your mosaic, dear Elizabeth. Don't horses rock?:)
Hope your weekend is full of sunshine and sparkle.

Cindy McMath said...

Love this look back at your pieces over the year. Nice to revisit them and maybe see a couple I missed although I remember most. A lovely collection!

CJ Kennedy said...

You were very busy. I love have the photos grouped together look like a quilt.

Divers and Sundry said...

I do like the rust-colored paper and that bright green leaf :) The rocking horse dangle is such a fun touch :) Congrats on such an accomplishment!

RO said...

I love how this looks as it's all put together Elizabeth. The colors and artwork look really lovely and creative. Hugs...RO

Let's Art Journal said...

So many wonderful creations to look at and celebrate each month of last year! The rusty page gets my vote too - perfect 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊

Jeanie said...

I love both the pieces you selected, Elizabeth. Very different, which shows your ability to work in diverse styles, and with remarkable colors and textures in each.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love the two you chose, Elizabeth. They're both very eye-catching. The rust colored paper is beautiful and the found elements embellishment enhances it to a T!