Friday, November 14, 2008

OK, so what are decos, anyway?

Small decorated (hence the name) books that are collaborative works. Typically, the books rotate through a series of artists by mail, and each artist creates a page or set of pages for the book's originator.

I've been at work this year on deco swaps on two groups, both of them quite large (20 or more participants). I've received both my books back, and they are amazing.

Why do them? They're small, easy to get moving on, good excuses to experiment. Fun to do them for friends. They can get me doing something when everything else feels creatively blocked. I can keep working on them while bigger projects on my art table languish or move ahead.

Here's another one I just did, this one for Fiona's.

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