Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Collage Cafe -- Downsized!

Collage Cafe "Downsized"
I only had two registrants for my January Collage Cafe. I could have been very bummed out with my desultory January workshop attendance levels -- it seemed like almost everyone contacted couldn't make the scheduled dates. I had to keep telling myself that everything has a rhythm. As it turned out I had two people who did want to come, so I asked if they would come to my home studio in Novato. They did, and it was wonderful -- we had a grand, creative time! The altered book process continues to delight me, and I am fascinated and intrigued as to what emerges from each participant. France, who has attended some of my previous Collage Cafes, worked again in her large format Edward Curtis book -- transforming it into a separate work of art concerning the Polynesian Rice Gods.
France's Rice Gods and Sioux Horses AB Spread
Brooke -- a collagist -- but new to altered books -- worked in a large format Time-Life volume (I believe from the History of Civilizations series) that she had brought with her. She was quite architectural in her cutting and slicing of the pages, creating multiple layers in multiple spreads.
The Making of Brooke's Red Bowl AB Spread
Loved it! And I enjoyed the intimacy of working closely in my home studio with fellow artists.


  1. Well, u know if I lived closer, I'd be at everyone of your classes!. LOL

  2. I sure wish you did -- and not just so you could take my workshops :)!!!!