Sunday, 1 February 2009
This has been a truly wonderful project, thank you all so much for taking part.
I have been flicking through my little book constantly since it's arrival, in awe of all the amazing talent.
What a piece of art to own and cherish!
What an heirloom to leave behind!
Friday, 23 January 2009
Monday, 20 October 2008
A bit of zen like freedom...
...and a bit of the ancient southwest desert...
a step back in time to one of the first art exchanges ever! LOL :)
An artistic array of marks, colors, styles, and charm
fills Nina's little Maruman
I don't want to let her go...
as that will finalize of my portion of our Maruman exchange.
But professionalism calls...and Multitude flies again.
I now will wait like the rest of our faithful fans
the last three books cross the deep blues seas
and safely arrive home.
Friday, 10 October 2008
I cannot wait until the rest of the Maruman sketchbooks
are completed and safely return home to their respective owners...
What joy and excitement they will bring!
Thank you Anita, and Nina, and Jennifer
for sharing your talent and your little corner of the world with me.
this has just been the most wonderful,
endearing and imaginative
artistic experience ever!
“Every production of an artist
should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.”
~William Somerset Maugham
Pages 1-6...Margaret Storer-Roche (Me)...Arizona U.S.A.
Pages 6-15...Nina Johansson...Sweden
Pages 16-20...Jennifer Lawson...Maine, U.S.A
PHOTO #2...ARTISTS' CREDITS:
Pages 21-22...Margaret Storer-Roche
Pages 22-26...Jennifer Lawson
Pages 27-35...Anita Davies...U.K.
Pages 36-37...Signature stamp "petals" of all 4 Artists
Pages 38-40...Margaret Storer Roche :)
Thursday, 9 October 2008
(Click on images to enlarge)
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Below, Margaret lets her drawing continue from Anita´s. This is what is so great about this project, you get to intertwine your drawings with the other participant´s artwork where you think it fits, and to me that´s incredibly inspiring.
As I´m sure you can imagine, flipping through this book is quite spectacular, and knowing that the pages left in it are for me to fill is a bit scary...
Friday, 26 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Nina's painting of Stockholm which follows both Anita's and Margaret's pages.
Her sneakers and lamp follow, which leave me a few pages on this side for my taste of home...
Nina's living room which is followed by the books below and connects to Anita's teddy bear and her books which connects to Margaret's books and then it's my turn.
After I finish my pages it will go home to Anita.
I hope to scan these beautiful images after Thursday's move.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Yesterday morning I started a journey into Margaret's maruman.
As I went about my day; taking my eldest to cricket, washing 4 loads, taking a walk with Harry, cooking etc... Margaret's little book kept calling to me, like a magnet it drew me and before I knew it I had completed my pages.
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
But...come the morning..."Transistions" will depart, yet again. This time she will be flying solo to visit a bit with Nina in Sweden before she finally, finally heads home to Jennifer. This little traveller certainly will have many "miles" of creative experiences tucked between her pages! The wonders she will have seen...Lucky, lucky book!
Below, are three little peeks of my 10 pages in Jennifer's book...
"Transitions", you have personally taught me a great deal...It has been a rewarding adventure exploring my imagination with you by my side!
Bon Voyage! :)
TODAY...HERE IN ARIZONA...
of Nina's gorgeous Maruman "Multitude"!
And do I ever mean GORGEOUS!!!
Here are full views of the pages added by Anita...
why not grab a quick "cuppa somethin'"...get super comfy...and
be prepared for great joy!
You can click on each image to enhance your viewing pleasure.
I wish each of you could hold one of these books in person...
to be able to soulfully breathe in the spirit of each artist...
to sense a bond of kinship with each
by simply cradling their imagination in your very own hands.
It is truly blissful and inspiring...and definitely humbling!
So, that being said...are you ready?
Presenting...the "artistic brilliance" that is Anita...Ahhhh!
Monday, 8 September 2008
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
My first sailing experience. A week cruising downeast through the Penobscot Bay.
Late summer bouquet at the local farm stand near the beach. It's pick our own and as much as you can carry for $5.00 using a good old-fashioned honor system of cash placed in a slot. If you don't have enough money you come back later and pay what you owe. It's wonderful to know that this trust and good will still exist in the world.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I finished my pages in Nina's beautiful book 'Multitudes' some time ago, approaching it much like I did Jennifer's...by the seat of my pants and on the spur of the moment. I like the looseness and electricity that comes with no planning, it's daring and spontaneous...Exciting!
I'm holding off sending the book forward to Margaret until the end of the month, at her request, but thought I'd post some teasers for you now.