Friday, August 17, 2018

Elephant Slip Knot Binding Journal -01


Elephant Slip Knot Binding Journal 01
This is a new series that has a theme and is bound with the slip knot binding.  I used elephants in each piece which are done on vintage envelopes.  

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8. Walk on It - Kate Gilmore | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios





Thursday, August 16, 2018

Envelope Journal Page Eight

Envelope Journal Page Eight
The sign language means horse in this one.  The feather is a bit grisly.  It means throat cut and scalp taken!

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Conjure a Studio - Hope Ginsburg | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios







Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Envelope Journal Pages Six and Seven

Envelope Journal Pages Six and Seven

The Native American is signing "tipi" on the left and "rising sun" on the right.  The arrow on the top left signifies war.  The broken feather on the left means "wounded several times" and the one on the right means "struck 5 blows at his enemy".

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Encounters / Encuentros - Dignicraft | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios



Omar Foglio, José Luis Figueroa, and Paola Rodriguez



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Envelope Journal Pages Four and Five

Envelope Journal Pages Four and Five

The sign language being displayed on the left means "you" and the one on the right means "man".  I am feeling good about the combination of two types of communication in these pieces, the English alphabet and the Native American sign language.  That was intuitive on my part, not a conscious effort but it works well.

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15. Photo a Friend - Tanja Hollander | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios




Monday, August 13, 2018

Envelope Journal Pages Two and Three

Envelope Journal Pages Two and Three

The sign language represented on the left is "yes" and the one on the right is "buffalo".  The feather on the right means "killed an enemy".

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Exquisite Corpse - Hugo Crosthwaite | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios





Sunday, August 12, 2018

Envelope journal Page One

Envelope Journal Page One

I have done a bit of work on the left hand side since I photographed this book.  I added arrows, one broken and one whole.  They signify peace and war.  Perhaps I can get to it and photograph again for later on.  I am just loving adding words or parts of words to a collage and then sanding them or not.
The sign language means "sunset".

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Boundaries - Zarouhie Abdalian | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios




Saturday, August 11, 2018

Envelope Journal




Envelope Journal (front cover)

Envelope Journal (back cover)
This is the second journal that I taught last week on Whidbey Island, WA.  I used my handmade deli papers and words from magazines in the collages in this journal.  I used some amazing Indian sign language images for the focal points.  The closure for this journal is a punched hole with wrap around sari ribbon.

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Better Know Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère