5/3/09

I won something!


Two weeks ago Gigi and Sandra had a blog giveaway of their 4x2 project book. I was the lucky recipient! I got it in the mail a few days ago and wanted to express my thanks and share it here.

The entire book is composed of Gigi's work is on the left and Sandra's on the right. These two friends wanted to: 'collaborate on a creative project that held both visual and seasonal interest. Something with a combination of substance, spontaneity and delight, and something that had no rules. We decided to go with the first idea that came to us organically selecting one month from each season in one year to document the transitions reflecting that period in time.'

Their goal was to record what they experienced in the four seasons, in their everyday lives and put it side by side. The result is 92 pages of colorful, tactile, moody, dreamy images that tell a visual story which instantly connects me to nature and life.


On a creative and technical level, this this book is very well done! Gigi and Sandra made the book via blurb.com and I am very impressed with the look and feel of it. I would totally recommend this site to other artists interested in making their own book! I am so pleased to own a copy, especially since I have known Gigi (aka the roadsidescholar) for most of my blogging life. I've enjoyed watching her journey as a photographer which makes this book all the more precious to me. Thank you for the gift give away ladies, best to you both!

4 comments:

Margaret Ryall said...

And thank you for the site reference. At the back of my mind I have always wanted to make a book. Maybe this is the route. I didn't know about it before. Lucky you to have one such a lovely compilation of two peoples' experiences.

Karen said...

Very Cool!! I looked up the site too, Now I want a book....

My name is none of your beeswax said...

thanks for blogging about our project paula - and i am really glad you like the book!

self taught artist said...

your welcome, hope it sends a few people your way!