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Re: [teacherartexchange] fat books

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From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 11:34:00 PDT


Nice to hear from you Michal...and to be back on the listserv finally.
My school's server was preventing me from answering to the list. I'd
get the messages but couldn't respond. Anyway...I'm back.

Your postcard idea sounds a lot like the canvas swap you and I did
together. That was a hoot. I remember the ruby slippers I did on yours.

I've done the ATC Fine Arts yahoo group for around 3 years so I like
the smallness of the artwork. They also swapped postcards on that
group as well as the standard ATC size.

I just discovered the "fatbooks" so I want to learn more about them. I
just joined a group so we will see. I also see that not many are
posting on this list which is usual for the summer. That's okay...at
least I'm back and ready to chat. Take care Michal. Toodles.....Bunki

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On Jun 23, 2009, at 10:37 AM, M. Austin wrote:

> Bunki - on a similiar note, one of the few "altered" collaborative
> projects that I still participate in and enjoy is altered postcards.
> You start with a basic card that you do some artwork on, mail this
> to someone who adds to the artwork, then on to another person, who
> continues to add to the artwork. Usually after 3-4 people it gets
> mailed back to the original owner. These are quick to make, cheap to
> mail, and the results are cool.
>
> As to why the list is slow? I don't post much because A) I am on
> vacation & am not thinking about school much B) When I do post I get
> those $(@!#* "out of the office" responses. Judy, I was on all those
> lists, but quit all but one of them because of all the multiple
> posts to each list. Has this changed any?
> ~Michal
> 3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> HS Digital Communications
> Technology Integration Specialist
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids
> http://www.usd492.org
>
>
>> Hi everyone. I'll start a thread. I've been reading Collaborative
>> Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media. It's pretty much
>> how to start altered book exchanges but different kinds of them.
>> They talk about "fat books" and fat book art fests. Does anyone
>> know about these and has anyone done one? Toodles....Bunki
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>
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