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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 07

 

ATC Texture 2021 - 07

For some reason I want to call this woman a Titanic survivor.  How about you?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 05

ATC Texture 2021 - 05

 There is something about this ATC that intrigues me.  There is an abstractness that I like and yet there is a representational aspect as well.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 04

 

ATC Texture 2021 -04

I love the hair color with the blue in the background.  Also the map circle with the shape of the heads works.....threes.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 03

 

ATC Texture 2021 - 03

There are several focal points that I have used before in this series which is all about the texture.

Friday, July 23, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 02

ATC Texture 2021 02

 I am enjoying adding texture to the ATCs.  It gives depth.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

ATC Texture 01

ATC Texture 01

 I have a bunch of ATCs to complete with the theme being texture.  The background papers are full of it.  Wish you could handle the ATC.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

June APC - Pride

 

June APC - Pride


For my APC this past June I create a punch out playing card.  I added Keith Haring and the rainbow flag to the back so that they would show through the circles.  Thank you Elsa for the use of the confetti punch.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Second Quarter ATC - 2021

Second Quarter ATC- 2021

 As you know I just jump in with both feet and let the image evolve.  I started with the brown background papers that I made using magazine papers and sanding.  Washi tape came next with the French writing and the map circles.  I had found a bunch of bananas which I thought looked like "hair".  So I had to find a face to go with the bananas.  Queen Beatrix on a stamp fit the bill.  I changed her orientation in Photoshop and then sized her to fit the bananas.  Finally a little scrap of paper in the upper left finished off the ATC.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 19 and 20

 

19

20


These are the last two portraits in the second collaborative journal.  When I get my copy returned I will share the covers.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 -17 and 18

 

17

18


What I like about portraits is that personality comes through.  One can make up a narrative about the person.  We all have opinions of people we see but do not know.  It is fun to sit on a bench in public and people watch and try to figure out the people we see.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 15 and 16

15

16


I received a gift of map ephemera from an artist.  She had made them as a conglomerate of many maps.  I used some of the maps in the background.
 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 13 and 14

 

13

14

No. 13 is one of my favorites in the second collaborative book.  i like the chiseled look of this man.  No. 14 gives off a calmness of sorts.  Just a laid-back sort of guy.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 11 and 12

 

11

12


No. 11 is not my favorite.  However, continuing to share whatever I am creating, the good and the bad is my policy.  One thing about the portraits that I do like is that I can use the heads with bodies that I find in magazines to create a composite person.  I did that with Raymond the Fashionista.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 09 and 10

 

09

10


If you looked at the photos I use to do these portraits you would see a whole new character in the finished portrait.  I like that idea that the photo used turns out to be a new personality.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 07 and 08

 

07

08


I have trouble drawing women for some reason.  In the first collaboration of this summer I only did one woman and in this the second, only lone woman.  I am avoiding for some reason.  Perhaps I need to push myself.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 05 and 06

 

05

06

Could be son and father?  Perhaps.  Maybe they are strangers.  Maybe one is the employee and the other the employer.  You get to decide the narrative.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 03 and 04

 

03

04

My friend and fellow artist, Elsa, asked me if I would like to participate in an collaborative exchange.  She had small book covers from some detective series and so they became the covers of three journals.  Another friend, Colleen, is also participating with us.  We each have ten cards in the book to collage on.  I decided to do portraits and so each book will have 20 portraits plus whatever the other two artists do in their sections.  Over the next few days I will share what I completed for journal no. 2.  I have the third journal to work in and will start on that one soon.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 01 and 02

 

01


02

I have been working on 20 portraits for book 2 in a three person collaborative.  More on that tomorrow.

Friday, July 9, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1204

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 


All twelve mini journals are housed in the box with the crow finial on top.  Because the books fit snuggly in the box I add a red pull on one of the books so that it could be taken out easily and then access to the others is simple.











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Thursday, July 8, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1203

12 Mini Journal Project - 1203

 So many similarities in this series but then again it is a series.  The man, the focal point seems a bit muted into the background a bit.  Probably because of the dark color of his kimono and the dark in the middle of the spread.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1202

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 1202


The kimono and the red and green background really catch my eye.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1201

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 1201

The first word that comes to mind with this spread in the last of the twelve mini journals is richness.  The colors see full and rich.

Monday, July 5, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1104

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 1104

There is a calmness in this piece that I really like.  I also feel a mysterious-ness about it.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1103

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 1103

I finished no 12 mini journal yesterday.  Only five more days to the big reveal of the box that houses all twelve mini journals.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1102

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 1102


One word comes to mind when I look at this spread….BUSY!  I like busy though,

Friday, July 2, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1101

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 1101

Mini-journal no. 11…..the theme of this mini is Japanese men.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1004

12 Mini Journal Project - 1004

This is the last of mini no. 10.  Two minis to go and then the big reveal.  Stay tuned.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1003

12 Mini Journal Project - 1003

 This one might be my favorite of this mini journal.  I like that the goat is looking at the viewer.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1002

12 Mini Journal Project - 1002

 It finally cooled down 30 degrees and we could open the house up this morning.  105 degrees is just not understood in the Pacific NW,

Monday, June 28, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1001

12 Mini Journal Project - 1001

 Mini no. 10 honors the mountain goat.  They are amazing animals.  Pacific NW First Nation residents would go up into the mountains and harvest the hair that they found stuck to bushes and such.  A few years ago I saw a blanket that had mountain goat hair woven into it.  Cool!

Sunday, June 27, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 904

12 Mini Journal Project - 904

 You probably have heard but the Pacific NW is having a heat wave and it is amazingly hot.  Today may reach 102 degrees and Monday 105 degrees.  TOO HOT!


video of the ninth of twelve.....





Saturday, June 26, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 903

12 Mini Journal Project - 903

 I find the color tones are quite pleasing in this spread.  The addition of the red blossoms on the cactus draw my eye away from the insect toward the left and up.

Friday, June 25, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 902

12 Mini Journal Project - 902

 This one really works for me.  I love the colors and design.  There is quite a bit of variety.  These bugs have been fun to work with.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 901

12 Mini Journal Project - 901

 The ninth or twelve is all about insects.  I found some pretty interesting looking bugs….beetles I guess.  They are so colorful.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 803

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 803

That is just what a rooster does....Ecoute, M’sieur.  Listen, Mister.  They are all about the attention.

Monday, June 21, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 802

 

12 Mini Journal Project - 802


I am liking how the focal point, the rooster, is semi-camouflaged into the background.  I have pen work to do on two more mini journals and I will be finished with this project of twelve mini journals.