Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"The RorschTach"

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Last week Seth from The Altered Page invited readers to partake in a collaborative event after he was inspired by Heather Campbell (Blissful Things)   who commented on  one of his 'paper stacks' and suggested we all take photos of our 'stacks'.  Great idea Heather and thanks for responding and inviting us Seth! 

I grabbed my camera yesterday and chose a favorite group of altered books I have on display in my studio and snapped a few shots.  In the process, I was considering why so many of us have this passion for these 'altered pages' while other peeps may look at our collections with expressionless faces, some I'm sure masked to hide their true reaction, (eg) WTF?

What is it they "don't get" or what is it we DO get? 

What do we see that compells us to cherish these pages and stacks?  

The "RorSCHTach" - Do You See What I See?
Studio Photograph - Altered Books and Journals - TwoDressesStudio 2011

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50 comments:

Seth said...

What a brilliant image, amazing title, and sensational stack. Thanks Trudi!

fairyrocks said...

Fantastic photo and great write up too. I will be linking tomorrow...now I have stack envy LOL Thanks for sharing

Vintage Green said...

What a great stack/display/photo!
I have an urge to carefully unstack and turn every page!!

ooglebloops said...

Wow! Even your "stack" is artsy!!! I have a friend who will look at something like this and say "why?" I say, why not!!! It's gorgeous!! I'll be linked tomorrow.

Julie said...

LOVE what you did with your books for the photo. I totally get altered books and would love to have some more of my own.

Lisa said...

i knew you'd think of something clever with this challenge!

Dianne said...

amazing image -- love it! i am thinking that my next altered book should be gessoed pages for an art journal...

Susan Garman said...

A very clever display. It's its own work of art.

Robin said...

Wow what an artful display...how very clever of you..and I love the rorschach idea....all i see is gorgeousness and divine inspiration..Thanks..!

Nancy Wethington said...

Brilliant!

~*~Patty S said...

I see stacks of splendor dear Trudi

so funny and true what you wrote about people that don't get it ... I do believe that is why our mixed media blog world is such a happy place...one hardly needs to explain just share and enjoy!
oxo

Pattie Wall said...

So creative - wow!

iamrushmore said...

Your photo is a work of art, and your books look AMAZING!

Dorit Elisha said...

Delicious!

quinncreative said...

Beautiful photograph of beautiful art--you art instigator, you! I want to gather up these books in both arms and settle in for a long afternoon of inspiration!

LaWendula said...

Wow! This is awesome!

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

i see a fish and a man with glasses! and, of course, a lovely stack i'd surely enjoy thumbing through on this gray day.

bohemiannie! art said...

this is the COOLEST stack i've seen yet

Lenna Young Andrews said...

wonderful photograph, trudi. very rich and full!

H.D. Campbell said...

love how you shot this picture!
im hooked i must follow your blog!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

So clever, so fantastic.

Bea said...

Often the people that stare at my artwork, trying to hide their confusion don't really know how to "play" anymore. They "play" sports or games but it's been a long time since they have returned to their child like mode and just played with paint or mixed media.
It has to have a reason to exist, in their minds. It has to be sellable, in their minds. Sadly, it probably has to have a purpose, too.
I love what you did with the challenge.
:)Bea
Dogintheholestudio.com

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Love your photo as much as your stack!

Amanda said...

love! beautiful imagery here.

Artist and Garden Designer... said...

Seth said it all! ... Brilliant...Amazing... And Sensational!! I will try not to top this... BUT its FRIKIN COOL!!

~Vanessa KJ

donnaj said...

ditto what they all said-brilliant photo! love the books too

Bill said...

I sure wasn't expecting this! Absolutely fantastic stack!

La Dolce Vita said...

lol over your brilliance!! it truly looks like a rorschtact test!! and you are right why do they glaze over like that? guess we are just the visionaries of the future dear one!! xx

April Cole said...

Fantastic photo!
Love your stack of paper :]
Such inspiration... thank you for sharing.

Dave said...

Great stacks! Very nice indeed!! Wonderful!!!!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Why it's a scholarly owl of course. Beautiful photo of a beautiful stack!

Itaya Art said...

Love your lovely altered books! Love too how you've presented them here. Very dynamic. :)

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

I am speechless...AmAzInG!!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Trudi, you always amaze me; your stack itself is a gorgeous work of art! I want to look through each one of them! (can I?)

Carol said...

What a glorious work of art! I can't wait to look at the rest of your blog.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm simply overwhelmed by this stack. As one who makes altered books, I am very impressed. When I began scrolling the post, it looked like a cat's face, then body. I was staring in amazement and disbelief at this incredible stack.

Marit said...

Fabulous, fabulous!!! I love this original and beautiful photo of your stack!

Svetlana said...

Sensational sculpture of artwork. Thanks for comment on my blog. I love your work.

rajns (carolyn) said...

Oh, oh, oh, what a tremendous way to photograph your stack! Thanks for the inspiration!

Andria said...

What an interesting photo! I laughed at your comment that many people look at altered books and think "wtf". I know it's true, but I can't imagine, because I find such things so fascinating!

Lynn said...

Amazing!!!! so cool. How'd you do that?

Sonya Johnson said...

Fantastically artistic photo of your journal stacks - love it.

I enjoyed visiting your blog - great work!

Julie said...

Fantastic images!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the link to The Altered Page! Now I have a new awesome blog to follow :)

Patti said...

I know what I see - a beautiful image containing loads of books I'd love, love, love to spend hours looking through - no glazing here:)

Sparkleblue Faery said...

Love how you did something different and creative with the "stacks" prompt! Beautiful! And thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

Peace,
Karis

Raylee said...

innovative!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Beautiful display of treasures!

Dayna Collins said...

Creative display of your stack!

Kerrie said...

Wow that's a very creative stack and such a beautiful image - love the title....!