Friday, February 15, 2013

Another book-meet

Yesterday I popped over to Susan's so that our completed books could do their get-together; and so that we could both see them finished and follow up on where the other had taken their book.

It is always a lovely moment when we see them together - and I am often so happy to see how well they complement each other! Sure, having the same theme this time meant we would inevitably have some similarities, but as ever, our work and pages and interpretations were different, yet simpatico.

Our collaborative books seem like siblings in a way to me - they share some common heredity, yet have their own unique and individual personalities.

Here's my imagery of the get to together...

First of all, cover to cover.  We talked about how different blacks can be (mine bluish black, Susan's brownish black - cool and warm I guess). We both have stars on the front.


My books nestles inside Susan's.


The triangular cut-ous appear as a motif in both our books - I liked the idea of a linking element this time.


With light shining, shadows appear.



Over the weekend I will show my book in more detail...

14 comments:

  1. As always, I am in totall awe and cannot wait for the weekend to see more of your book.

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    1. Thanks J - they work well together again. Hopefully you get a peek over the weekend...

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    1. Thank you Callie - interesting isn't it how even black can seem delicate at times? Go well.

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  3. Love the idea of "siblings"...as these two books seem to be. Looking forward to seeing the details of your book, Fiona.-Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie - yes they are related, but not the same at all! Hope you enjoy the final instalment.

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  4. Lovely and inspiring!! I will look forward to seeing more of it, too.

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    1. Thanks Jane - it's always a bit of a tease the get together - but it is a nice thing to do, and important to see them together without detracting from the individual books I think. Giving them the chance to breathe by themselves is good.

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  5. Love these collaborative, yet singular projects, I find them so beautiful and the photos are terrific Fiona, can't wait to see more.

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    1. hi Liz - thank you! There is something nice about the joint yet separate nature of them isn't there? They are conceived of separately, then brought into being by joint effort, yet completed independently. Lots to ponder in that I think. I hope you enjoy the final product.

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  6. hmmmmm - my comment just disappeared so I hope this is not a repeat.

    I too love the idea of sibling books ..... and ditto to all the other comments. Though I have seen and delighted in your book face to face, hand to eye, I am looking forward to seeing it photographically. Another form of the art. Think we did well with this one F. x

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    1. Your comment made it thru Susan - yay. You're right about how the photographing of them adds yet another dimension - its' lovely to see, feel hold, but also lovely to see the sense of them that is captured in a moment by the camera and the eye...

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  7. I love the triangular cut-outs - look forward to seeing more.

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    1. Hi Helen - the wee cut-outs ended up being quite starry. Hope you enjoy the finished book as well. Thanks.

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