As the journey begins, I wanted to create a journal that could be built upon and reflect all the different artists that will creating a part of them inside the journal as well as adding to the cover.
Inside is filled with colorwashed paper of various weights such as canvas paper, Stonehenge, Bristol, Arches and sketch with some maps thrown in to add a little fun.
Journal filled with 60 pages in hopes that each artist will share words and/or art on two pages each day of the month, so not only a book exchange also an art-a-day challenge no matter how big or small the creation and reflect the artist and mindset of the day.
Handmade Philly Book Exchange is a collaborative project between sixteen members of Handmade Philly. Each person is starting out with a book of their choosing- bought, made, or found. There are two participant groups of eight each. At the beginning of each month, each book will be sent to another participant, who will add to the book in whatever way they choose. After eight months, each participant will receive their original book back- transformed by the creativity of the other participants! This blog will document the progress of the project and the evolution of the books over time.