Rhonda Bell Designs

Rhonda Bell is a mixed-media, fiber, and paper artist living in Austin, Texas. She is editor for All Info about Art Swaps site. A site dedicated to trading and exchanging art. that includes articles on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), Altered Books, Altered Playing Cards, Art Dolls, Assemblage Art, Art Journals, Collage, Mail Art, Zines, Decos (decorated friendship books), Chunky Books, Greeting Cards, Tags, and other paper crafts.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Collating Calendars

Spent the day collating the two editions of the An Affair With Art 2006 Calendars. My face hurts from smiling so much. Each time I looked at each page as I put the calendars together I would smile because of the lovely art. 26 pieces of art times 26 calendars is a lot of smiling!!!

Yesterday, I scanned each page for the back cover of the calendars. That way each artist is recognized for the month that they created.

Here is the back cover for edition 1:

Here is the back cover for edition 2:

I just love how each of the calendars turned out. Each artist has a unique and creative style that really shows on their pages. It was a joy to put them together. Can't wait to take them to Kinko's tomorrow to have the bound.

2006 Calendar Swap Update

Yesterday, I received the last of the pages for two calendars I'm producing for a swap on one of my lists.

Between moving and pages getting lost in the mail, the mail out is a month behind.

But I spend yesterday scanning all the pages so that I could make the back cover with each month and the artist that produced it. It was easier going this year since I had last years back cover to start with.

Wow!! Both calendars are awesome. I'm so glad that I'm participating in both. I contributed the front cover and of course, the back cover plus the calendar pages.

One is going to be a gift for Xmas. It will be hard to decide which one to part with!!

Today I'm assembling the calendars so I can take them Kinko's tomorrow to be bound. I'll post pictures of them as soon as I send them out and people have received them.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Missed An Art Get Together

Really bummed that I had to miss the Art Get Together hosted by Kristi today. But the movers are coming on Monday and I needed to pack up the rest of my studio today. Then I did a run out to the house in Marble Falls to take my plants and some stuff from my studio.

The space in the house in Marble Falls for my studio is a whole lot smaller than what I have now which is the master bedroom. I'm moving back into a small bedroom.

I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff though. I gave my silversmithing supplies to Cristina. I just don't see myself going back to that anytime soon.

And once we are living in the RV (read more about our RV Trip), there just won't be room for all my hobby supplies.

I also gave Krisiti all my polymer clay and supplies. She is really getting into polymer clay and I never did much with it except make pendants for my Willow's Designs and Beads business.

Lots of books and other art supplies have been given away at the last art get together and an art day at Kate's a couple of months ago.

And a ton of fabric went to Goodwill.

Now I'm down to mostly paper art supplies. I just couldn't give up all my rubber stamps or papers yet. And since I just started knitting, I'm not giving those supplies away. Although I did give Cristina a bunch of left over yarn I had from my crocheting days. She is going to use for teaching some students at her school how to knit.

And she may be getting some more yarn. Last weekend when we went out to the Marble Falls house to clean out the shed, I found a whole box of yarn I had bought years ago. There are some skeins that I want to keep. I can use them for knitting projects. But some of the other yarn will go to Cristina.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Happy Birthday Dad!

Ronald J Bell

Happy Birthday Dad!

Born November 11, 1944.

I love you! And I miss you so much!!