Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Artists' Traveling Journal -- The Great Reveal!

Now, after many stages and decisions, the Artists' Traveling Journal, which I designed and built for the use of our local artists' group, to pass around, work on a page each, and end with a single joint artwork, now it can be shown!

Book size:cover 14 in.high, 12 wide, page size 12 x 10, enough pages for 18 participants.

Here's the front cover, unbleached muslin, dyed, painted, stamped, stenciled, mounted on board, pierced to allow ties to be threaded

Inside front cover with the title: The Sky's The Limit!

Inside back cover, showing a small section for artists to sign (in addition to signing their own pages) so that we see the group at a glance

Back cover, related to the front in materials and approach but different in design

Here's the book opened out accordion style, and getting a cat scan from one end

And then from the other

And here's how it can stand in a circle, very symbolic, and how there's an optical illusion in the pages furthest from the camera: no,they're not lying down, they're standing up,but the circle seems to baffle the eye! an unexpected bonus.

I hope the artists like it! because of the amount of handling it will receive, it comes with a one year parts and labor guarantee from the maker.


  1. This is a beautiful journal - lucky people who get to share in such a great project!

  2. Now this is going to be very exciting to see when it is complete. Very nice covers, by the way. I gather the cat scan was without incident and has been duly signed off by the examiner.

  3. I'm very much looking forward to how this project evolves. It's great to be able to work in a larger size that postal rates put a stop to.

  4. Simply stunning! I can't wait to see this one complete! Great work.


Thank you so much for commenting! it means a lot to me to know you're out there and reading and enjoying.