Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WIP


I haven't been in my studio too much lately, but I did manage to start to put together another small accordion book. This one is made from Rives BFK print paper with dried tea bags adhered over that. I then glued some small seed pods and added holes with a paper punch. I am still not quite sure what I will do with all the dangling threads. It is a work in progress.


I love the color the tea bags give to the book. Very organic. I first learned about using tea bags from Kim Henkel who does wondrous pieces with them.


I thought it would be nice to display it with back lighting so that the design of the holes would stand out.


As I say, it is very much a work in progress.

I was supposed to be in classes this week but both of my classes were cancelled due to lack of interest. One was a Pop Up book class and the other was Japanese Woodcuts. I was pretty disappointed. Especially since I haven't been in the studio much and it was going to be an opportunity to be in a dedicated space for 5 days just working away.

I will try and sign up in the fall if they offer the classes again. Once the students come back classes shouldn't be cancelled!




10 comments:

linda germain said...

love the book and the tea stain. too bad about your classes

Joanne Holtje said...

Hi Roberta:
There are some interesting things going on with this piece. I like all the strings!
Sorry about your classes. I don't know if your schedule allows for you to "get away" at all, but you might want to check out the week-long workshops offered through MassArt in Bennington http://ane.massart.edu/workshops/ There are printing classes and artists book class too.

Roberta said...

Thanks Joanne for the info. I know that there are many places around for good classes but I really can't travel right now. I wasn't kidding about the domestic captivity.

I will just wait until fall when classes resume and I can take them then. I can walk to Mass Art from my house and that works best for me.

Diane AZ said...

The tiny holes do show up nicely through the backlit tea colored pages and I love the seed pods. Wonderful project! Those classes sound like fun, maybe next time. :)

Quinn said...

The combination of color, piercing and seed pods are just perfect. If it's a work in progress, it sure has progressed far!

Quinn said...

The combination of the tea color, the piercings and the seed pods look very evolved to me! If this is "in progress" I sure like the direction it's going. Wonderful!

Celeste said...

I think this design would make a beautiful light if it was maybe hexagonal with a light in the centre, it would filter out through all the perforated designs, very peaceful :)

maccandace said...

I'm always amazed at all the new creative methods you come up with...I just can't think like that :(

Kim Henkel said...

It looks so beautiful Roberta! I too love the strings hanging, and also love how the light shines through. As you know I am a huge fan of accordion books - Yours is lovely! Thanks also for linking to my blog.

Melva said...

Hi Roberta, love the teabag accordian book. You have amazing ideas.