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Working Women Artists Make Art Books

On Sunday, after I taught my rug class, I stopped by the last part of the Working Women Artists meeting. They were finishing up their second of two meetings, making art books from found objects (including the books).

Some folks just embellished a pre-existing book complete with text in it, some used a journal/book that had blank pages. Regina had a child’s book with cardboard pages, and she had sanded the pages and was putting gesso on them when I got there. We noted that the pages looked great with a little shadow of the former page showing through.

A lot of what folks did was collage, with tissue papers, fancy papers/handmade papers, and photos taken from magazines. Some folks brought press-on letters to embellish with words as well. My friend Marlene was even drawing with colored pencils. I am not describing this well, but it was a very creative and freeing process for those who were doing it.

I got there too late to participate fully (and I didn’t start with the process last month) so I knit my pillow while chatting, in between taking photos and taking a look at folks’ work.

We had a great bunch this time, including a couple of new people. One young person was around 10 years old, and there were a couple of grandmothers, and a bunch of us in the middle. I love it when that happens!

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