Thursday, June 08, 2006


Hurray! I finally received Lauren's piece for the Motherhood/Bird Collaborative we're working on. Our schedule got a little delayed, so I'm just receiving the first project to work on. And it is GORGEOUS! It's a decorated box with shredded paper inside to act as a nest. Then there are egg-shaped cards to decorate, of which she has done two already. Plus she included a little packet of goodies for each of us-how sweet! I wish I had thought to do that with mine. I can't wait to begin working on my two eggs!

And in book news, I'm going to work on a proposal about chronicling your life and special events through collage-using your own image, family images, and symbolic images. And intertwined with all that would be my own tips and techniques. It's just at the VERY beginning stages right now, so don't go preordering on Amazon or anything! I haven't even gotten the idea approved yet. But, at least now I actually have an idea! And I again have to thank those of you who gave me your thoughts, because you really helped me solidify my concept.

I leave tomorrow afternoon for about a week and a half vacation in Yellowstone, so I won't be on the computer for a while. It will be a nice break and should be a fun time. Hope you all have a good week, and I'll see you when I return!


cori said...

You weren't kidding, it is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished projects, they could probably be made into their own book. I'd buy it! :)
I'm so excited that you might be doing a book, and I love that we get to read about the process.
Have a wonderful vacation, can't wait to hear all about it!

ArtsyMama said...

This looks like a wonderful project to work on. Your book idea sounds FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to hear about your process of writing and see it come to fruition. Now go, relax, and have a wonderful vacation!!!! Take care.

lauren said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed my package and art! Just remember, you can make your own "eggs" if you want to do more or prefer a different ground. Mine are just an example...
I think the idea for your book sounds perfect!! I didn't write with a suggestion because I couldn't think of one! ha! But, this idea you have is so perfectly perfect for you! I told you how I am unable to chronicle daughter at all with my own personal art style, so I would love to read about how you do it! It's just perfect.

Have a great vacation!


Norah's said...

I have just arrived and haven't read but the last 2 or 3 post. Can't wait to go all the back and read forward. Wanted to say your book theme is fabulous. I am new to college/altered books etc and I am using my images because I have so little time to do art that I am trying to accomplish a goal of journaling/scrapbooking/art/saving my own treasures in a form other than the little box tucked away somewhere. In other words, things that have meaning to me will have no meaning to my heirs if I don't share them in a meaningfull way. So I can't wait for your book. And while you are away, I'll be catching up with you.

Abbie said...

Wow! What a fabulous presentation for the project! It looks like it'll be lovely to work on!
Have fun!
:) Abbie
PS.. Your blog is wonderful..I'll be back.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh my this is beautiful, I wnat to jump in my screen and touch it! LAUREN!!! Corey thanks for sharing your gift and Lauren's talent with us!!