Little Folded Storybooks

You know how sometimes the simplest idea can take hold?   Lisa Patencio taught this little class on making these accordion cards; after making a series of Honu cards, I am hooked!

I see this little idea as a wonderful way to create small storybook art.  I can tell a visual story in 16 to 18 inches.  I am reminded of seeing storyboards in the studios when I worked at 20th Century Fox or Universal Studios.  Sketched out versions of how the movie would be made, setting the scenes.  These are like little storyboards.

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In the one above, I am looking back on my life as a southern California girl, Catholic, missions, architecture, ocean, and the beginnings of my spiritual life, Taoism and zen.  In the one below, it is about my leaving the cerebral world of lalaland and design openings and architecture for a life of meditation, art and a spiritual life, and moving from the yang/sun to the yin/moon.

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W14 2 13 blog post two 10I made a number of blanks and am keeping them on hand, right; then when inspired, they are ready to go!  Some are made of acrylic backgrounds, and some are shellacked.   This idea of storyboards also extended to cutting long watercolor pages so I can tell larger than life stories . . .

I also have made several fun cards for my husband; he has to tell me the story he sees in them.  He guesses it right every time!

For Valentine’s Day I made him a Valentine Prayer book.  He has it on his desk, and he concurs with the wish; each time we see it the prayer is visually reinforced.

       

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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