Monday, February 15, 2010

Gene Maiden Tribute

I can't think of a better way to wrap up this convention archive than with the loving tribute to Gene Maiden by Tom Tierney. They collaborated on the Fruitland Chronicles for Cornerstones Magazine (published by Deanna Williams).

Tom's artwork graced the cover of a convention souvenir booklet that included reminiscences from friends and acquaintances. I loved reading it, and getting a better sense of the man I was just getting to know better at conventions. What a gentleman he was. 

If I missed something from the convention that you'd like to see here, let me know. Ron Fong gave me an ID for one of the banquet pictures, so I'll amend that now. Also, if you have pictures from the convention that you'd like me to post here, send them to me as a jpeg file, and I'll add them as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Souvenir Calendar

This was an exceptional group endeavor: Several artists contributed (more than once) to the wardrobe of the Tom Tierney calendar girl. I counted 22 different outfits. Here's a selection:

Monday, February 8, 2010

Souvenir: Darlene Jones


A beautiful interpretation of the Bellagio Las Vegas by artist Darlene Jones.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Altered Book Workshop

I still have a few more souvenirs to post, but wanted to make sure I go this in: a sample of the altered book that I made at the convention workshop led by Sandy Vanderpool and Beverly Micucci. Sandy and Beverly brought a ton of materials for us to use: rubber stamps, copies of ephemera, decorative pages and embellishments. All went toward the creation of Daphne in Paris, based on a 1920s postcard that Sandy found and that triggered her imagination and ours. Sandy's original Daphne in Paris is gorgeous, and inspired the rest of us. The result: a lovely guide to altered book techniques. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Souvenir: Brenda Sneathen Mattox

Brenda's page from "On the Strip" illustrates another aspect of the theme park that is Las Vegas.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Souvenir: Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney's "On the Strip" paper doll rocks on at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Souvenir: Kwei-lin Lum

Kwei-lin has fun with the Las Vegas version of "Paris" for "On the Strip."