A friend and I are doing some collage collaboration work. We each started out with a blank journal, and are choosing words for each other to inspire a collage. Then we are sending the books back and forth, being inspired by each other's work. I thought I'd share what I have done so far with that project.
The first word my friend Rue chose for me was "Cherish". The words in my collage say: I choose to cherish the unexplained. Like love for instance! No matter how much time it takes. I choose to cherish.
Here is the Cherish collage that I did in my friend Rue's book. Some of the imagery came from my Amnesty International magazine, a story about a friendship that sprang up between a family behind the Iron Curtain and a family in England, all brought about through the Amnesty penpal program.
This is my "title page, in my book, which started out life as a book of watercolor postcards.
Here is the front cover, paper painted with walnut ink over crayon rubbings, and the ridged section is from a cool box that I saved. The ribbon is from an amazon present! See, never throw anything away!
And the back cover, this is a paper napkin, I colored over it with pearly crayons. It is kind of fragile, so I think I'll seal it somehow.