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Re: [teacherartexchange] fat books


From: Sandy Bacon (sbacon_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 19:47:13 PDT

Michal (and Bunki!),

Been the lurker for some time now, because 1) teaching hs and ms for the first time in umpteen years took up most of my time, 2) adjusting back to the real world after taking a year's leave to sail and float was a BIG adjustment and 3)I, too, get tired of multiple posts and honestly, some of the attitudes of the responses just turn me off.

I just wanted to let you know that I used my altered postcard, my first altered book from the artsednetrr and my altered canvas board ...from the days of the original altered book round robin. It was a comfort factor for I had old friends there with me! Collage was a favorite part of my ART 1 and 7th grade curriculums.

Bunki, I used your Op Art Cubes, created my own lesson around it. I have a terrific picture that I would love to share with you and Michal from my 7th grade Abstract Art display at the Celebration of the Arts night at my ms. Hopefully, Carolyn will read this so I can get her address, also. My husband got me a new laptop at the beginning of the year and my address book was really messed up. Is it still possible for me to post pictures to the artsednetrr page from my altered book I created while on our journey? Now that I'm out of school, I can do it.

Great to see your names! Take care, enjoy your summer!

Sandy Bacon

-----Original Message-----
>From: "M. Austin" <>
>Sent: Jun 23, 2009 1:37 PM
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] fat books
>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
>3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>HS Digital Communications
>Technology Integration Specialist
>> 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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