My Creative Gent’s Collaborative Accordion Book.

My Accordion Book

While I was in Bemidji, I received my accordion book Terry, John, Tom and I have been working in. Terry created one for each of us. From Terry’s post about one of them “To get an idea of the scale here- the inside of the book extended is 30 inches long. The backside extended without the covers is 24 inches. The book is 4 3/4 inches tall. Closed the book is 4 x 5 inches.” Terry has done several of these collaborative accordion books it was fun to see them at his home.

We each had a two page spread you will see below and then on the back we all collaborated on the entire back spread. They traveled around to each of us and we worked on them. I think mine turned out beautifully. I love having my little book home with me.  Enjoy! Click on any image for a larger view.

John - Collaboration BK

John Arbuckle’s Spread

Terry - Collaboration BK

Terry Garrett’s Spread

Tom L - Collaboration BK

Thomas LaBadia’s Spread

Brian - Collaboration BK_0002

My Spread

Back - R - Collaboration Final

Collaborative back part 1

Back - L - Collaboration Final

Collaborative back part 2

2018-05-03T13:39:40+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Art Journals|11 Comments


  1. Terry Garrett June 23, 2015 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Yes- it was so amazing to see them all- that was a fun one to be sure. This I will cherish always.

  2. emilyclineart June 23, 2015 at 11:23 am - Reply

    These are so COOL! You gents are incredibly inspiring! Thank you for sharing! And keep rocking your bad-ass selves! 😉

  3. Thomas LaBadia June 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    What a truly amazing experience. It was wonderful that ALL of our collaborations all completed in time for us to share them together on the retreat.

  4. nachtblaue June 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    very inspiring!

  5. John June 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Too much fun working on this. I am so glad they were all in Bemidji for us to enjoy!

  6. Sharmon Davidson June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Very inspirational! I love how each spread is so different in many ways, yet they fit together so well. I think accordion books are great fun in general.

  7. Seth June 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Too cool Brian. This must be even better in person.

  8. Andrew E. June 23, 2015 at 11:06 pm - Reply


  9. Orly June 24, 2015 at 12:11 am - Reply

    A lively feast of men…most warm hearted inspiring men..

  10. Mary Beth Shaw June 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Each spread is really great, what a treasure.

  11. papercracker July 4, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Great book – the collaborative pages are awesome! Love the mix of images on those pages, especially.

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