Saturday, November 14, 2009

The influence of Judy Wise

I listened to a podcast interview of Judy Wise. Rice Freeman-Zachary did the interview and posted a link to it on her blog. To hear the podcast, go to Rice's blog and look in the right hand column. It's great.

In the interview, Judy mentioned making a 4X4X2" accordion book that she found out about at Journalfest this year. See Judy's pictures of this book style on her blog. Scroll down toward the end of the post.

I covered my book with canvas. Just make a number of accordion fold sections. I began with Stonehenge art paper that was 30" by 22" and I got four accordion fold sections from that. Tape the back edge of the sections with small bits of tape. Glue on the cover with thick gel medium. Let dry overnight. There it is. Judy painted faces in her little book. I am not sure what I will do with mine. Have fun I hope.

19 comments:

Mim said...

I did the same thing and love it. maybe a bit too small, I'll post pictures of mine tomorrow

Teri C said...

Very cool Suki. I have to go look at hers and maybe try one also. I have yet to introduce my self to podcasts and they sound so interesting.

Lynn said...

Isn't Judy Wise and her art just awesome? I have been a fan of hers for quite some time now. I tell her I want to be her when I grow up. I love her art style, her colors, and how she works. Her journals are amazing.

I am sure you will fill your book with wonderful art too Suki. And have fun doing it too.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This is all new to me but interesting. I havent followed her but I will now. Lynn did a cute page in Judys style.

Mary said...

very cool!

soulbrush said...

all new to me too, will need to go and have a peek.

Clevelandgirlie said...

What a delicious little book you have assembled here Suki. I'm sure you will not be at a loss of "paint, poems and/or ponderings" to fill those little pages!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I visit Judy Wise's blog and enjoy all her projects.
Your book is well done, a blank canvas for sure...will be interesting to see your art making in these pages...fun ahead!

studio lolo said...

I just have to break out of my inertia and get going on my own journal!!

very inspiring Suki. Thank you!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love this journal. I will have to go to see Judy's blog for the instructions and more inspiration.

sukipoet said...

Mim, the smallness of the book sort of frightens me, but you could make a larger page with the same method.

Teri, for this podcast I didnt need an MP3 player or whatever, but just listened to it on my computer.

Lynn, hope you are recuperating well from all the excitement of yr show.

sukipoet said...

Cris, her blog is full of fun ideas. She seems to have mega energy.

Hi Mary.

Soulbrush, it's always fun to find new blogs

clevelandgirlie, thanks. I hope so.

sukipoet said...

mary ann, i do love little blank books or big blank books, either.

Lolo, just remember this book you begin does not need to be perfect. !! Just have fun.

Lisa, I do think Judy's blog is quite inspiring.

Annie said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this. xoxo

Cestandrea said...

A sweet little book, and it looks easy enough to make, I will try that, thanks so much for sharing the process. I have been to Judy Wise's blog, and loved her "blotch" drawings:) Have a great Sunday
Andrea

chewy said...

Thanks for introducing me to Judy Wise. I'll go check out her blog.

old pajamas said...

Love that book and looking forward to what you'll add to it...

human being said...

you've proved to me you are full of original ideas... each time you work on a new thing that really amazes me...

wait to see your beautiful art...

Dianne said...

I can imagine all sorts of treasures going into this little book of yours.