Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Southern Festival Of Books Art Journal 2016 Part One

I make all kinds of journals and give them each a focus. For example, Toad Rage, is one whose focus was just the recent road trip across America. These are mostly typical Glue Journals, gluing in  photographs, leather bits, ephemera, etc. One of the best parts along the journey is visiting art museums and picking up inspiration and ephemera.

I've also worked on the WS&F Open Tennis Journal building it with photographs, ephemera and catching autographs from famous tennis players.

The Southern Festival of Books happens every second weekend in October in Nashville Tennessee.   I've been attending for almost 20, and I've never thought to do a Book-fest Autograph Journal. So, it was long overdue. Authors are very creative accommodating people, so it looked like it would work out, and it sure did.

Mr. Winston Groom himself writes a lovely note. It was a honor to meeet this great man.
Now this meeting is forever recorded in this journal.

YA Author Lauren Oliver gives it a try.

Just walking around the grounds, you can spot great authors like Where's Lauren.

Brendan Kiely expresses his enthusiasm to write in the journal.

David Arnold is the first to draw a picture.

Ann Patchett will top that with a drawing of her own from Magician's Assistant!

More lovelies add their unique take.

Shannon Messenger pulls out all the stops, stamps and markers. I should have known authors would be more creative than even tennis players.

When you see a sports car taped on the city streets of Nashville, you have to ask what's going on.

And, if we're spray painting Maggie Stiefvater's car because she wants to inspire people to live a creative life, then she Has To spray paint the journal.

I left my eg circle logo on the trunk of Maggie Stiefvater's car. Spray paint is a bit squirrely to use.