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The Collective Scribble

The Collective Scribble is the joint effort of Christina Hamer and Karly Kulpa to push forward our artistic pursuits in light of a very busy reality. Under this name we are united in creating. Both high school art teachers by day, Christina and Karly aim to:

create books that others are excited and proud to art journal, scribble, write, hope and dream in

instigate art wherever we go

encourage and support scribbles young and old

produce high quality art pieces that are personally relevant to us

empower others to create their own art

provide fun and accessible learning opportunities for beginning artists in a pressure-free environment

no pretension here, art is for everyone!

According to Christina and Karly: The first masterpiece any artist ever made was a scribble.

We have always been, and will forever be, inspired by what others have left behind. Garage sales entrance us, antique malls romance us, and don’t even get us started on how much we love school recycle bins! Photos, books, letters, stories, drawings, maps, music, and on and on! Miraculous little treasures, open to interpretation yet at the same time all with very distinct identities and histories. Our curiosity for these artifacts blends with our creative practice through book binding.

The “Left and Found Books” collection was inspired by the freedom a person feels when doodling on a scrap piece of paper. Our books aim to give new life to what might otherwise have been considered trash, and to empower others to create their own art.

The hard cover series includes a selection of one of a kind, original artwork designs that give new life to the cancelled/discarded book covers. Our soft cover scribblers feature high quality reproductions of our original paintings & designs. All of our books are hand bound and created from reused and upcycled materials.

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