Monday, 20 October 2008

A Little Peek from Margaret...

of my artwork in Nina Johansson's book "Multitudes.
(click on images to enlarge)

A bit of zen like freedom...

A bit of calligraphy and color play...

...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

"The Big Reveal..."

Of my COMPLETED Maruman sketchbook
"Journey" (Click on images to enlarge...)

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

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

"Anita's Artistic Gift..." my book Journey!
What a delight to at last open my own book
and find all this beauty inside!
Thank You Anita!
(Click on images to enlarge)

"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was so secretly hoping that Anita would paint one of her famous
English roses in my book...and she did! WooHoo!
She never disappoints! :)

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Margaret´s pages in Transitions

These are Margaret´s beautiful pages in Jennifer´s book Transitions. It landed safely in Stockholm a week ago. I thought I´d photograph these pages, since scanning doesn´t quite give the whole width of the images that belong together, but Stockholm´s been gray and rainy, and I´ve been coming home later than usual from work, which means LIGHT for photographing has become an issue. Lamps just don´t do it. I gave up tonight, and scanned the pages paired up in twos instead. I hope you can imagine how they belong together.

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...