Sunday, October 07, 2007

Collaborating with Jeanne

Over the years I’ve been involved in a lot of projects with other artists. Everything from contributing to mail art shows—and even curating one myself—to swapping ATCs. There’s a special energy generated by a group of people who respond to the urge to create, and then want to share it.
I know some artists don’t like doing this though. It could be the so-called disparity between skill levels, or the feeling that someone else isn’t pulling their weight. Personally I’ve never had a bad experience when I’ve collaborated with someone else. In fact, I’d say it’s always an enriching experience. I just wish I could do more of it, but I never seem to have enough time.
Jeanne and I recently finished our second Photoshop volley, and this time it was my turn to serve first. So you can see how the process unfolded, I’ve included four of our collabos—as David calls them—Numbers 1, 4, 7 and 10. I chose these ones in particular because they’re all different. We’re both continually surprising ourselves by what we come up with. I don’t know about Jeanne, but I find the process liberates me from my habitual ways of doing things—and that’s always a benefit.

1 comment:

A bird in the hand said...

Happy Collaboration!

And.... you won my birdie drawing!!!!