Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Inactive but not forgotten

The randomly altered Divas is no longer active, however, I am going to keep the pictures of some of our projects on this site for inspiration.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Randomly Altered Divas

We are on a short break from our regular meetings and have seriously been thinking
of returning to a regular schedule. Stay tuned for more updates as we move through the

Monday, March 10, 2008

Book Art Exhibit a Great Success

The Hendersonville Times News billed this event like this:
There is a local book arts guild of sorts. This group numbers fewer than a dozen, primarily people who studied or shopped at Jane Powell's Random Arts store in Saluda. That store is a magnet for all people in the area who deal with mixed media art, and taking a clue from the stores name, the book artists themselves "randomly altered divas". They meet together to learn techniques, have a "show and tell" of their latest book and art projects and discuss serious issues of artistic goals and practices.
Penny Baugh is a good example of a book artist. She has always stitched and sewn. While living in Georgia eight years ago and concentrating on primitive dolls, she noticed that the same craft magazines that covered art dolls also covered artists books. By the time she moved to Hendersonville 4 years ago, she was thoroughly engrossed in the new field.

That was his promo to our book show that was held Feb 1-15th last month and nothing but rave reviews were heard during and after the show. We are all so pleased with the amount of visitors who came to enjoy and discover what book arts is all about. About 15 past and present members submitted over 50 books which were on display. Penny sold 5 of her books and was as happy as could be about that. Good for you Penny!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ho ho ho

Penny's fabric book
Sharon's handpainted fabric goodie bag
Jane's 12 x 12 painted board book
It was a Sunday filled with fun, food and handcrafted gifts of all kinds as 8 of us gathered together for our annual holiday celebration. From top to bottom are projects created by Linda, Marney, Dawn, Betsy & Meg. Linda created a felted purse which is perfect for me... I got it!
Marney created a woodland piece of art from her nature walks and Dawn took a vintage suitcase and painted it so cute and added a "suitcase" full of surprises for Linda.
After taking a workshop this past summer Betsy created this awesome fabric bowl that's perfect for holding christmas cards. Now Marney will proudly display it in her beautiful home.
Penny received Meg's handmade accordion book which is shown at the bottom.
I re-created a 12 x 12 board book and turned it into a handpainted journal thats ready to go for all of Dawn's journalling adventures. Meg received a handpainted fabric pouch filled with precious stones, soaps and earrings from Sharon and last but not least the lucky recipient of Penny's sewn book was Sharon.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A house is a house is a house

We all created our version of a "formica" house using a large formica chip sample. This one was done by Meg. She stitched a tree using free motion on super solvey, photo transfers and organdy fabric to create this work of art... her interpretation of a "formica house". Love it!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Added bonuses

Our new divas brought along some of the things that they have created although this.... is not the end of their story.
Linda Hartzig shows off her torn diva
project and Marney McClung shares her
hand crafted dolls.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


New Divas in our monthly Randomly Altered Diva Group include
Dawn from Asheville and Lake Kiowee

and Mary Bryan from Asheville

and Marney from Hendersonville