I couldn't believe it when I found a group that was local and they have meetings once a month. These ladies get together and participate in trades/swaps, demos and round robin projects. I had not yet been part of or experienced a "Round Robin".
In case you are unfamiliar, a round robin is where participants, a project and deadline are determined. Each participant starts their creative version of the project. Once a month they are exchanged with the next person on the list. This goes on until each person has participated in each artist's original once. At that point, you will receive your original book back with artwork from each participant.
I'm participating with (8) others in an Altered Book round robin. I designed my Intro and Contact page and my first spread to "set the theme" for my book. My theme is "Dance" - using women from the 1920-30's and/or Flappers. I created my design using fluid, metallic, and heavy body acrylic paints, photos, transparencies, collage techniques, matte medium (for glue), fancy art papers, oil sticks, alcohol inks, ephemera, ribbons and art stamps - below are photos of my starter pages. Once I receive this back, in December, I will add a niche in the back, more ephemera, finish any un-altered pages and design a book cover to complete the process. What do you think so far; sounds like fun, right?
The first exchange has now been made. The altered book I received has the theme "Graffiti". I can't wait to work on it. I will post photos once a month when I complete my contribution for each book received.
C ya later.