Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media is a terrific book. I can tell by just flipping through it. (I just got it. Haven't had time yet to read it!) It is crammed full of images from many, many collaborative journals.
Introduction to the book, pages 9 and 10
I tried to show you a larger scan of the spine of my book in the image to the right here. This is a really terrible picture of it because I had to open to covers on the scanner and that made a dip in the middle where the charms don't show and there is no light. Bummer. I didn't have my digital camera then. When I get my book back. I'll try to get a decent photo and replace this one. You will have to click on the image to see the scan at all.
Four of our books from the Arte ed Anima group's Colour Play art journal collaborative were pictured on the page facing the introduction to art journal collaboratives. (Click on the image to see it more clearly.) The books shown here are (left to right, top to bottom) by Lynne Porter, Lou McCulloch, Sally Turlington, and Kim Logan.
In L.K.'s book, the section on art journal collaboratives begins with the Colour Play journal round robin. There is a short article and TEN large pictures of some of the journal pages in that project.
I blogged about the Colour Play project, hostessed by Sue Berry, which traveled from the UK across the United States. The assignment each month specified a different art technique and color palette that had to be used. Each artist made her book and created the pages for January before sending the book on the next artist. You might enjoy seeing those blog posts for 2006: January 22 , February 2, June 2, June 28, and Oct. 8. Since that round robin started before I began my blog, I didn't have blog posts for all the assignments. You can see the the pages I did for the books in my photo album called, Colour Play.
Spreads by Sue Berry (top) and Sally Turlington (bottom)
ALTERED BOOK ROUND ROBINS
The middle spread on the left side is mine. And the strip on the right page, too.
See? All except the top red part of the strip came from the right-most edge of this page. (You will probably have to click on these images to see larger versions of them.)
This is the other page shown in the spread they have in the book . . . although, the two pages were not opposite each other in the actual altered calendars -- more technology on Quarry's part. I don't mind. I'm just thrilled to have art in the book.
Birthday and Saturday's Child, mixed media spread in altered calendar
(Click on the image to get a look at some of the writing.)
My good friend, Deryn Mentock and her collaborator, Jen Worden, have a featured article about an assemblage, sculpture, and jewelry piece they created called Midnight in the Valley of the Bones.
Assemblage and Jewelry colaboration by Deryn Mentock and Jen Worden
Get this hot-off-the-press book and check all the newest things out for yourself. And be sure sure to check the blogs of some of the artists I've mentioned. Undoubtedly, they will have blog posts about the behind-the-scenes goings-on!!