Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Five day Project on ABC

I belong to an Altered Art group on Yahoo, the ABC...Altered Book Club.
It does not center on just Altered Books, but in pretty much all aspects of art.
I have really enjoyed the group in that it gives a wanna be artist like myself a place to study and gain some education in this new area of art.
Recently we had a challenge project that piqued my interest as it was five days long, with the instructions being issused in the morning by our challenge host Elizabeth. The interesting point for me was we did not have much of an idea going forth as to what we would end up with... it was a blind challenge. We were to follow the instructions and spend approximately twenty minutes a day working on the project. All the materials that were used were items most would have on hand and inexpensive. It was a blast, I really enjoyed this challenge and even though my project theme morphed and changed as I worked on it, I was pleased with the outcome. And working on this forced me to utilize some techniques and materials I had not used before.
The project was a 9 flag banner that we constructed out of lightweight card board, paint and whatever accouterments we decided to use, here is mine.