to you in living colour by Quietfire Design
October 2005- Issue 49
Welcome to all the new subscribers!
This month has been another round of Expect the Unexpected in our household! My older son broke his leg and was in the hospital for almost a week and then the BC teachers have been on strike, so neither child has been at school!
Thanks to all the artists in the byhandartists Yahoo Group, I have some artwork to share with you in this issue. There's lots of eye candy!
My plan is to have another newsletter ready to go in a few weeks time with some tips, techniques and ideas!
Enjoy this issue!
into my other website: It changes every month!
While you nourish your
creative spirit by reading this newsletter, don't forget your creative
body needs nourishment inside and out!
The Penland Book of Handmade Books
had heard this book mentioned by members of the byhandartists and vowed
to get a copy....one of these days...... But when I acquired it, I wondered
why I'd waited!! What a wonderful book! The binders featured are very
accomplished craftspeople and artists. You cannot help but be inspired
by the work in here. Although replicating some of the work shown in
the book could be pretty darn difficult, observing little details will
spark your imagination and inspire you to incorporate them into your
A must for your bookshelf!
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One of the new workshops for 2005...
Another new workshop this fall is:
Defining and Refining Your Italic OR Italic Boot Camp
The supply list for this class can be seen here.
The Altered Word
We had a great weekend! Lots of sharing and great ideas
and inspiration from everyone. Okay, so we weren't the neatest group in
history - but we sure weren't boring!
The Hometown Swap
How did the
Hometown Swap get started?
were yakking about the weather...and Rose Davidson proclaimed that I should
move to the Island where the weather is always nice! I think it was flooding
here or snowing, so you know, Alberta nasty.
I was amazed by peoples' environment but the most amazing thing was the number of people who looked around them at the things they take for granted and turned it into artwork. From the whales of Coast and wine grapes of the Okanagan to the home town of Chris Burke - Astros major hitter rookie from Louisville Kentucky to the San Diego Zoo, Nashville, lovely Eastern Seabord USA and Western Coast to our own Wet Coast art and the beautiful Sunshine Coast. How great it all was! Ontario the industrial and the beautiful. I got a chance to put Lethbridge's history to song and you all know that lyrics are banging around in this head all the time...Maybe the noise will stop now...??? I didn't mean to leave anyone out but I can't itemize them all. The most personal project was done by Joanne, who looked around the East End of Vancouver for the first time, really seeing the environment."
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The Scor-it Board is not just for scoring folds, it's a wonderful design tool, too! Click on each of the images below to see the details in the artwork!
Mini Metal Tags
Sale on Slide mailers and microscrope slides continued!
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New Vintage Collage Sheets
Perfect for collage, ATCs, Altered Books
or anywhere you need that warm vintage look!
Art Journal Idea Round Robin
Last month this newsletter
introduced you to the Art Journal Idea round robin.
An enormous thanks to Yogi Gunwald in Calgary for selecting and editing these photos from a huge wealth of artwork! Nobody knows these pages like Yogi and if it wasn't for the time she has spent collecting these images, you wouldn't be seeing them! Round of applause for Yogi!!!
This month Yogi chose to focus on Pockets and Tags in the Pages and Lightweight journals. Farther on, there are a miscellaneous selection of inspirational goodies!
Stay tuned! More Art
Inspiration from the journals and pages next month!
special thanks should go to Anne Atkinson who has been the caretaker of
this Round Robin. Thanks Anne! A round of applause to you for keeping
us all straight!!
More of The Crown Decos!
continued from last month....
Recently, the byhandartists finished their Crown Deco Round Robin Here we have the scans that were collected from Group 2 (not all the art by any stretch of the imagination!). Enjoy!! I certainly did!
A big thank you to Kathy Leggett for organizing and keeping
us on track!
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The original title lettering of byhand was done with a Mitchell's Roundhand Nib, size 0, and Higgins Eternal Ink. Quietfire Design Rubber stamps were used to create the other designs.
Artists whose work is shown in this newsletter retain the copyright on their own work.
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