Here are the books (about 28,000 of them), all scanned and cataloged and waiting to be looked at.
To view books, you can ask for a specific artist, a theme, or just tell the folks behind the counter to give you any books of their choosing, and you can look at four at a time. I first requested my own book and Inge's (she's a long-time online friend and artisitic collaborator, and she lives in Belgium). We each had the same theme, Dirigibles and Submersibles, and did very different things with many of the same materials.
On the left, Inge's book; on the right, mine. Notice the same stamp?
Inge's book on top....this time, notice the same Graphic45 paper on both our pages?
Inge requested a photo of me holding our books.....sorry that Pat caught me without a smile! I really was having a good time. Honest!
The turquoise tag was for me! Inge tucked it into the inner pocket of her book and I have to tell you....it was a real hoot to open it up and see the little ticket on it that said, "for Eileen Bellomo in New York."
I had a list of ATTers who told me they had submitted books, but sadly, I couldn't see all of them. Either they were not yet cataloged and on the shelves, or were submitted under different names, or I had the spelling wrong. We tried and tried, but several were never found. So sorry! But here are the books by Lisa, Barbara, Pat, and Paula:
I don't know this artist from California, but fell in love with his sketches:
Here's Pat, engrossed in a sketchbook:
As I said, I just returned from 5 glorious days in the warm Dominican Republic sun, and not to rub it in for those of you still experiencing this awful winter, but......here's a little bit of paradise: