My first homer
I got a great surprise in the mail yesterday - a deco I sent out into the world a year ago. It's my first homer (that's the term used when a deco is ready to send back to the owner). It's really fun to see how everyone interprets a theme.
The theme for this deco is blue and silver. I did the cover art. Five other artists contributed to this piece; all of them are from my Embellished Circus art group. Thanks, ladies! I love it!
Cover by me
by Zhenia and Penny
by Kirsten and Linda
Posted by judi at August 25, 2006 12:36 PM
I'm not quite sure I totally understand what is happening here, but oh my! I want them all! I really NEED that fish stamp too, LOL!
You have the coolest projects!
Actually, the fish is not a stamp, it was some gorgeous vellum paper that I received in a swap. Happy to work in your deco, Judi, it was so tiny and sweet!
Are you sure you want me to explain this? It's another 'thing' to get into. A deco is a little book. You can make it any size you want and with as many pages as you want (although 6 is pretty average - 3 pieces of paper folded in half and a cover). I belong to two groups that swap these. So what happens is you sign up for a certain theme. Then you are assigned a partner and you make yourself and your partner a deco. You only do the cover art and a page with the address of the person it belongs to, the rest of the pages are blank. Then you mail it off. You work in whatever doesn't belong to you. Then you announce to your group that you have x number of decos available. Someone will take them. So you mail them off again. It goes here, there, and everywhere with each artist decorating one page per the theme. If you are lucky you get it back in a year or so. If you're not lucky you never see them again. I have half a dozen out in the world. There is no time limit on how long you hang on to them so they can sit at somebody's house for months.