I look at a long list of artistic blogs. One that inspires me a lot is Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Making Books Blog. She was discussing a trip she took to a museum in NYC to see Jung's Red Book. She gave a beautiful description and linked to websites showing the book which Jung worked on intensely filling pages and pages with intricate calligraphy and drawings of his most secret dreams and visions. Follow the links especially to the Rubin Museum where you can see detailed pictures of this art journal extraordinaire.
I wanted to take an artistic adventure too, and a sidebar on Susan's blog pointed me toward an exhibit of paper art where some of her books were displayed. It was only 45 minutes away at the Wenham Museum. Her spirit books were displayed in an exhibit called Paper Capers. Here are some of the other works:
A up-close of quilling. I love how the medium fits the work with the rolled papers mimicking the feathers.
Here's an amazing paper collage where shadow and changing depth deepen the monochrome image.
A cut and torn paper collage:
Along with these contemporary works were examples from the museum's collection of old valentines, paper dolls, and more including this remarkable cut heart.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day. This weekend is also my 17th anniversary.