Patti Edmon Altered Attic: The Amazing Jane Does it Again!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Amazing Jane Does it Again!



Jane Powell, proprietress of Random Arts, in Saluda, NC, one of my favorite havens on earth, issued a challenge in September (I think?) that was answered by 75 people! Our assignment: make a 5 x 7 journal page using the ingredients she sent each of us in an envelope. That's all, no further instruction. 
That sure didn't help me one bit. I stewed and procrastinated, all normal so far, and then I asked if she'd be posting any early... like an incentive. She saw right through that one and told me to have fun. Well. One day I was looking at the envelope and saw an image stamped on the back: We are Famous, Glamorous Artists.
Finally, some inspiration! I cut apart the envelope and went to work. I've not done much art journaling and I still think my page is kinda kooky, but I did have fun. 
In November, once she had a whopping stack of envelopes, Jane started posting 5 entries every day on her blog (Random Notes). From there they went to the 'tower' in her shop. Once she binds them, the book will be auctioned off at the Saluda Senior Citizens Center. Something tells me that the charity event won't be the last we see of this project.  
If this is the first you've heard about it, go look! You can spend hours poring over some of the most diverse and wildly creative art you'll ever see in one place. What an amazing, generous and phenomenal undertaking - way to go Jane. Mine is post number 71, I think, though, so I'm not sure what that means, exactly....
 

10 comments:

Karin said...

Well, it sure looks like you followed her instructions - and had fun! Your page makes me smile big :) what a great project to be a part of!

Lucy said...

That's a great journal page!! Love it!! I love the line at the bottom of your list, 'don't forget the lipstick'..lol :)

What a fun project to be involved in!!

Trish said...

hi! I think she changed it to women only so that's probably why you have to be invited now-I messaged her and gave your email:)

Trish said...

love the journal page!! let me know when you join the challenge, i will look you up:)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love the page and the idea! How wonderful to be a part of it! I am going now to check it out. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving friend! Love and Blessings, Katie

Patti said...

Trish - the challenge was already issued - go to Random Notes blogspot (http://randomartnotes.blogspot.com/) and take a look at all the pages - they're really cool!
patti

Trish said...

you're welcome!! I'm glad you left that comment, I almost forgot about the morning pages!!!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Brave, consistent, creative, determined...virtues in any person in any calling. Your postings always share such a strong sense of moving forward in a field you love and encourage us all not to let ourselves down by thinking our dreams cannot be reached. They can, they are. Your page made me smile, for its images and words and for the optimism it represents.

soulbrush said...

thanks for your visit, we do our art in the teacher's kitchen amidst her clutter, only 3 of us and we have such fun. it's a balm for my soul! love your collage work, wow, now this is what i call real art!

sherry smyth said...

What a fantastic idea -- I've heard of Random Arts through a friend who lives in TN -- and this is amazing..you did a beautiful piece with the bits you were sent!

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