I've been busily finishing up my ALAW project. Often the hardest thing for me to do is decide. Decide how to draw the letters, decide how to add dots (for my dotty alpha), decide how to display the 26 3x3" cards, decide how to make a book closure.......OMG, so many decisions! Some were trial and error and error and error til I figured it out, but ultimately I'm lovin' my result.
Remember, for my letter a week I was adding zentangles around a letter shape, all squares connected by a black 'ribbon' through it all....like this:
Since the black line needed to be viewed continuously, I decided on an accordion fold or concertina book. So here's how my book will unfold. It's stored in a 4x4" box I decorated with a little collage and hand lettering.
Open the box to see my book:
I made a beaded clasp for the book so it wouldn't flop open.
The colored tabs correlate to each dotty background and mat color.
There are eight colors that repeat and each tab is double sided so that the tab matches the mat color.
Then, back in the box.......
Now, what to do for my second alphabet? This time I think I'm starting with the presentation idea and then figuring out how to do the alpha. You can certainly join in for the second half of the year - criteria is pretty darn simple. Create an alpha in a 7cm square (about 3") format and then finish it in a way that it could be displayed - stitched, cut, colored, painted, wood, glass, etc - what is your favorite media?