Friday, May 30, 2008

Blythe Fat Book Update

Here are some pics of pages from myself and other artists and of the collating process of the fat book I talked about here It is progressing nicely. After all of the pages have arrived, the books will be wire bound and within, a full set of pages between handmade covers returned to each participant. So, that's 392 pages to collate plus covers! The final books also include embellishments, beads, yarn, fibers etc for the spine, pages and covers, so it has been quite a project for everyone- not to mention everyone who wished to participate created 28 or more original pages. That was a daunting task in itself. But as you will soon see when the finished book is shown in a future post, it will have been well worth it.
Why is it called a 'fat book'? The books are a chunky four inches by four inches square and each page is very textural. Embellishments to the edges may dangle off, raise up, etc., making the book a three-dimensional piece of amazement.

Even more exciting is the fact that one book will be auctioned off to benefit A Place to Bark, a no-kill animal rescue facility in Tennessee run by the very capable Bernie Berlin, herself a published artist.

I will be taking a class from Bernie in August in California at and plan to ask Bernie to sign the book for the lucky auction winner. Watch for more info right here about that auction.


Tizzalicious said...

Wow, I love all of them!

Anonymous said...

The fat book is progressing so nicely. All of the artists did a wonderful job!

He he. Molli is taking a front seat as usual. Her sisters stayed home when we went to SF. :)

It's exciting that you will be going to the Michigan Blythe meet. You'll be meeting so many awesome folks. I'm very jealous. :) Have fun and tell us all about it when you get back.


willynillywaterlily said...

Oh, it's so exciting to see the fat books pages lined up like that. I can't wait to finally receive mine. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Gina!