Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
I am mailing the ATCs today. Soon I will post the other three guys which each share a different emotion.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Last winter I joined a round robin with six others hosted by Susie LaFond from Minnesota. The RR is now complete as I have just finished the final spreads for Michele's journal. It is pretty amazing how things turn out. Michele created several pages in her journal from a Washington state map and some Seattle scenes from commercial paper. When her journal arrived at my door, those pages were next in line for journaling. Perfect for me as I am using Seattle as my home town for this RR. As you can see I incorporated those into what I created for Michele.
Not only was the RR fun but I have made an art friend in Michele. We meet each month to pass-off journals. Today is the final pass-off, however, I know it won't be the last day that Michele and I meet to discuss journaling. We have too much fun at our Starbuck's meetings. I have learned so much from Michele who is an amazing journaling artist.
I am also so very pleased to have "met" six other journalers during this experience. I thank all of them for amazing spreads in my new complete journal.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This piece is part of the barn series that Ingrid in Sweden and I are collaborating on. Fire heads to Sweden soon but will eventually return to me and will become part of a three signature journal.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I have lost count of the number of barn pieces that I have completed, but this one has a special place in those works. I had mostly completed it with the exception of the final touch....one more thing to make it right. It came to me yesterday when I accidently laid a transparency on top of the spread. The tree! Perfect to make it all come together!
Christian will be heading to Sweden in October as it is part of my friend's, Ingrid, journal signature. Luckily I have a scan of it. My partner exclaimed, "Noooooooooooo!" when I told him it would be leaving us in a couple of months. Letting go is part of the reality of the art world, is it not?
Sunday, August 18, 2013
|Four Crazy Guys|
Friday, August 16, 2013
|Toward the Light|
I am involved in a new Round Robin group of five. As I finish up my last RR, I am hosting a new RR group. Susie LaFond was a great mentor and hostess in my last traveling journal group. She kept us on our toes to complete spreads each month. It was a lot of fun! So I was ready to jump into a new RR right away. Our new group members are mostly in Washington and one person lives in Texas. Toward the Light is my first spread in this RR.
For this piece I adapted the idea of the Crazy Guy activity that my gentlemen's ATC group did months ago and I used many techniques that I acquired while taking Orly Avineri's workshop on Whidbey Island a few weeks ago.
Usually I do not start with an idea when thinking about a new piece. I just jump in and see where it goes. I did have the idea for this one and wanted to do it when I took Orly's class. However, another piece Eye on the Forest took over and shoved this idea aside. Not for long though as you can see.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
In Orly's class we were asked to make a closure for our journal. Since I am making two more signatures and will bind three to make the total journal my clasp was temporary. Hence the ripped white irregular shapes on this piece. I may leave them alone or add more color to them sometime.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
This piece is the third in a journal created in the Orly Avineri workshop I took last week. I love how we used gesso, distress ink, and matte varnish to achieve a unifying effect.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
|Eye on the Forest|
Earlier in the week we had collected items from the forest to add to our collage. Here you see parts of leaves and moss and bird egg shell. Later in the week I cut a small hole in the journal and increased its size by burning it with a candle. Hence the eye from another journal page comes through to create the piece Eye on the Forest.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Lotus was one of six journal spreads completed during the class. I will post the others and/or parts of all the others in the next few days.