What an exciting project this is going to be! I'm looking forward to reading this blog regularly and using it to share the process of making a new book. I'm in group 7 and my title is "Rowing Boats." I have no idea why I picked it; I just liked the sound of the words and perhaps the feeling of heat and splintering wood. I love working with random word combinations and often use them in teaching.
I'm in Atlanta, Georgia where I teach English at the Art Institute, freelance as a business writer and make books. This lets me combine two passions: art and writing. Lately, I've been assigning simple artist books to my students as a way to showcase basic rules of writing, grammar and punctuation. We all love working in color and ink!
A couple of us at the Art Institute are curating a book arts show called "Wallbound." We've finished selecting the pieces and are looking forward to receiving the books, all of which must be able to hang from a wall or the ceiling. The origins of this caveat are prosaic (We have no pedestals!) but the response has been great.
Here's one example of my work: a prose poem of my own and drawings printed using solar plates, then distressed with watercolor, ink and acrylic medium.
My blog is Sending Pages Out to Dry.
Looking forward to this year's project.