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Alicia Bailey
Barbara Milman
Beverly Ann Wilson
Camille Silverman
Casey Lowry
Cassandra Stampados
Charlotte Hedlund
Cheryl Bailey
Emily Townsend
Hanne Niederhausen
Judith Cassel-Mamet
Julie Wagner
Karis West
Kay S. Furman
Linda Gardiner
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Louise Levergneux
Mary Ellen Long
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Merike van Zanten
Nancy Eastman
Richelle Cripe
Stephen Sidelinger
Suzanne Vilmain
Tamara Bastone


Karis West

Santa Rosa, California



Supernova Changes

mixed media, acrylic, collage, photo, gesso, ink, pen, pencil, thread, tape, watercolor

12 1/4x9 1/2x2 closed; 12 1/4x19x1 open

© 2010

This journal volume chronicles the year of 2010, a tumultuous year, describing my effort to support my former fiance as he battled addiction and how I found the strength to leave him when the relationship became too poisoned to continue. I titled it Supernova Changes because this year included the biggest transitions that I have ever faced. Being able to absorb myself in the visual expression of emotions through paint and paper helped me to handle the strong feelings constructively.

Handmade book with multiple signatures and mixed media, multi-layered visual journaling. Text by Karis West.


Karis West has been keeping journals since she first learned to write. She has been keeping visual journals for over ten years now. She binds her own books and does mixed media paintings which are strongly influenced by her journals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from the University of Louisville.