Flying Pictures Project Takes To The Air Again

Casey's Book Arrives Safely!

The project lives on! Flying Pictures Project will show in my local library this November and I’ll be speaking about our adventures on Thursday November 12Th at 7:00 PM. Casey’s book has made it back to the states and arrived on my front porch this week. I feel so lucky that I’ll have  the books in person to see them and promote the project.

For my talk at the library I’ll ask the librarians to pull sketchbooks from the collection to show, in addition to all of ours so  people can be inspired to keep a sketchbook and start a project like ours. I’m going to share Danny Gregory’s books and EDM site which was my original inspiration to take up drawing after a long hiatus. If anyone has suggestions about the books I should have on hand, please leave your suggestions in the comment section.

Here’s my tentative list so far:

Something by Hannah Hinchman

Frida Kahlos sketchbook

The Uncertainty Principal

Here’s the link for the Oak Park Public Library

http://www.oppl.org/

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Rainbow moments returned.

Voici my sketchbook which returned a while back. Once all the books have been received, Lindsay will end off our project.

Thank you for such a rich collection of art! And see you all next year, same time same place?

(I apologize for the bad quality. The pics themselves are fine, but the moment they load onto slide, they start blurring, even though I tried tochange and adapt the size how many times!)

…take a moment…

Slide Show of Lindsay’s Traveling Canoe

 

My beautiful book has arrived safely home. From it’s trip to Venice (Robyn) with elegant gondolas parked by the dock  to a visit to France and a view of Amboise Castle and a bottle of French wine! (Casey) on to Northern Sweden to a magical treasure Island (Nina), to the storm tossed North Atlantic with a craggy, rocky shore (Glen) and on to calmer  waters off the coast of Cornwall and some really fancy collages and strip paintings (Vivien) and finally to the River Lori in France with Ronell who has made a beatuful “film” framed group of snapshots. (complete with a visit from cyclers speeding by on the Tour de France.

I’m completely in love with each and every page. I feel  so lucky to have traveled with such excellent company.  I don’t want to say any closing words yet  because Robyn’s book is still in transit to me. I’ll send it quickly on to you Robyn when I get it. But while I’m waiting, I have this wonderful treasure of a sketchbook to keep me occupied.

Robyn’s “Different strokes – book” in Montlouis.(with Ronell)

Robyn’s book, Different strokes, took off from Tuscany one sunny  day in May and this is how she sent it off…

…May in Tuscany…


After stopping at Casey, Nina, Glen, each adding their own colour and story written on the back, this is how it arrived here in Montlouis with the last pages done by Vivien.

…Vivien’s pages…

…close-ups…

…an extract from Vivien’s usual “story-notes”…

I’ll have to roam the chambers of my free spirit to come up with some interesting strokes to fill up my pages in this wonderfully  warm and inspiring book, all the while taking the cue from Robyn’s bee…Not to take myself too serious! And then off to Lindsay!

And lastly: Lindsay’s canoe is on its way home…

…Adieu!…


Captain’s log – Lindsay’s canoe, 2008

Absolutely in love with Lindsay’s “storybook”, with her permission, I bring you snippets of the adventures of her canoe up until where it rests at my(Ronell) place, waiting to turn back home. I’ll post close-ups of Vivien’s and Nina’s pages(which you haven’t seen yet) tomorrow.

Home -where I took off in May 2008

…Starting off from Chicago, US…

…First stop in Italy with Robyn, romantic waters of Venice…

…On to Casey in France, pausing by the the Chateau…

…Spending time with Nina in Northern Sweden…

…Surviving harsh storms in Glen’s England…

…Calm waters through the rest of England to Vivien…

…Anchoring at Ronell in France, turning back home…


Vivien’s Cover

 

This is the cover of Vivien’s book. My addition is the stripe of color on the right hand side. If you look at Vivien’s Blurb book, she has several of these strip paintings on the back cover. I wanted to have a little visual talk back from her inspiration!

 

My link button is not working today so here is the address of Vivien’s book

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/218005/?utm_source=badge&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=140×240

Glen’s flowerbook is with Ronell.

I have finished my contribution in Glen’s flowerbook and will now send it off to Lindsay.

…cover…

…Intro pages 1,2,3,4 by Glen-a chinese garden… 

…Pages 5,6,7 by Vivien-autumn undergrowth and experiment with watercolor…

…Pages 8,9,10 by Ronell-une journée à la campagne…