Getting things in order. I always wanted to make the album cover with paper because it directly represents the artwork I have done in my classes for many years. Paper is very important in my art as well, and I wanted to show anyone out there the possibilities. Many teachers do this on a daily basis to make their classrooms look fantastic. 

Getting things in order. I always wanted to make the album cover with paper because it directly represents the artwork I have done in my classes for many years. Paper is very important in my art as well, and I wanted to show anyone out there the possibilities. Many teachers do this on a daily basis to make their classrooms look fantastic. 

 This particular day it was kind of windy here in Chicago, so I had to constantly keep my silver wear on as I shifted things around.

This particular day it was kind of windy here in Chicago, so I had to constantly keep my silver wear on as I shifted things around.

 Once I had the layout I wanted, I took some photos with my iPhone and arranged some things around to use as guides for the main design idea.

Once I had the layout I wanted, I took some photos with my iPhone and arranged some things around to use as guides for the main design idea.

 There you can see in the bottom that printed idea...which I am also turning into a book (pretty exciting isn't it?), and then it was all about cutting and putting things together.

There you can see in the bottom that printed idea...which I am also turning into a book (pretty exciting isn't it?), and then it was all about cutting and putting things together.

 I love working on the floor. Gives me more freedom of movement.  The first draft came out pretty much as I had envisioned it months ago.

I love working on the floor. Gives me more freedom of movement.  The first draft came out pretty much as I had envisioned it months ago.

 Yes, there are different meanings to the elements in the album, which I moved around until I was happy with the final result and message. 

Yes, there are different meanings to the elements in the album, which I moved around until I was happy with the final result and message.