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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Art Bookmarks


I started creating these bookmarks with leftovers from the quilted paper-cloth I made for the 4x4 exchange in September. I made the orange and yellow one today, out of leftovers from the second batch of paper-cloth. I was invited to participate in an art swap (really sort of a glorified chain letter) so I whipped up this bookmark. It will be going to Hawaii, and I thought maybe the recipient would enjoy seeing some autumn colors. I've added words and phrases to the front or back, which I think will help bridge the connection to the viewer. I've enjoyed creating with this paper-cloth technique because whatever I make out of it is something truly unique. And isn't that what art is supposed to be, a unique expression of the creator?

8 comments:

Susie said...

Great work. I like all of the projects you have posted this month. I had not heard about paper-cloth, but I really like the looks of your leftovers on the bookmarks!

Judy Hartman said...

These bookmarks are great! Love all the texture!!

Leah said...

great bookmarks! i especially like the ones with the seashell swirl.

tortagialla said...

Beautiful bookmarks! I think they make reading even more enjoyable...hehe!

artyowza said...

a sweet gift to recieve!

silvercat said...

Wow I love the textures and the way you used leftovers from your quilts.

norma said...

These bookmarks are lovely! I know that I would be happy to use one.

Vivien said...

Will Kristin love what you made!!! :)