Friday, December 31, 2010

Journal pages 12/29 & 12/30/10

These photos aren't the best because I took them with my phone, but I thought it would be better to post than not to post.  I'll scan them in and post again so you can see the details.

Journal pages from Dec. 29 & 30

Journal page in progress

Another page awaiting text

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Dia de los Muertos offerings for the Spirits of those who've passed before us. Both 2-legged and 4-legged

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Journal Pages 10.24.10

A couple of pages from October 24th. I tend to collage a ton of pages in one day so they will be ready for journaling at any time. Some days I may only journal one page, others I'll journal several. It all depends upon my mood and how much is kicking around in my mind!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday Pages

Every Tuesday night I take my journal to my favorite little hole in the wall. There's a certain battered wooden table, worn smooth by time, that I sit at and journal while I listen to the trio of acoustic musicians. The bar is quite dark so it can be difficult to journal. Many weeks I do a "doodle" type form of journaling.  These are a few of my Tuesday Pages using the doodle format instead of my usual collage form of journaling.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Journal Page 10.26.10

A blog post two days in a row. Amazing!  I was thinking about routines today and this page emerged. I guess I need to take lessons from the Toby cat because he has routine down pat!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Journal Page 10.25.10

Journal page 10.25.10

I'm trying to get back into the blogging groove!  I have a serious problem with sticking to routine. The only routines I have in life is daily art making and taking care of my boy and critters.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Journal Painting Completed

Finished journal painting:  16" X 20"  wood panel, collage, gesso, acrylic paint, paint pens, charms & carpet tack embellishments.

Journal Painting: On Wood

A new "journal painting" in progress. This is being created on a wood panel that measures 16" X 20" so is not a journal"page", but a true journal "painting"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Disintegration or Erosion Bundles

  For years now I have left batches of ephemera, sheet music, photos, handmade paper, etc out in nature in order to age them. Little did I know that this simple practice has become quite the collaborative among artists!  

  After reading about the Disintegration Collaboration,  started by Seth Apter of the Altered Page,  in the May/June issue of Cloth, Paper,Scissors,  I had myself a rather good laugh. Not over the project itself because that is a very cool project indeed. Over the fact that I never thought to photograph the bundles I made and put outside or turn it into a collaborative project. Frankly, it never occurred to me that other artists would be interested in participating in such a project. Boy, was I wrong!

  Since the original DisCO project, a spin off has been created called The Erosion Bundle Project. Of course, that project started in January so I'm too late to get in on it, but that's okay. I've been doing it on  my own all along and will continue to do so. although, getting in on a collaborative project definitely has its appeal!

  On April 28, 2010 I hung 2 new bundles out for "aging". They've already been battered by high winds and rain, scorched in the hot sun and will continue to be subjected to the great outdoors for a few months more.

  Here are the photos of my latest bundles. In a few months time I'll take them down, spread them out and photograph the results of Mother Nature on them.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Journal Pages 5/9 & 5/10/10

    Letting go of things we no longer have use for is something I regularly encourage people to do. It's also something I strive to do in my life on a regular basis. I don't just mean "things" as in objects either.  Letting go of things includes emotional or thought processes that are hindering us, people who drain us of our energy because they are so needy and behaviors or habits that are harmful to our well being. Relieving yourself of the burdens of both material and emotional baggage is so very freeing.  The first page shown today deals with my letting go of some emotional hurts that I'd been holding on to.  why keep them when the mere thought of them reopens old wounds. Time to toss the baggage into the river.

  The second page is a bit of venting on my physical pain.  Some days the only way to deal with the difficulties of looking fine but feeling pain riddled is to get it on the page!

Music I'm creating to: Days of the New: Orange

Monday, May 10, 2010

Journal Pages 5.7.10 and 5.8.10

I've been dreadfully neglectful of my blogging these past months. REAL LIFE decided it would interfere with the Virtual World in which I romp.  It happens to all of us from time to time. The things we must do get in the way of the things we want to do. 

However, no matter what twists and turns come at me the one thing I won't neglect is my art or my art journaling. For without those I would have no soul....

I'm trying to get back in the blogging groove so hopefully you'll all be hearing a lot more from me. Whether you want to or not!  

For your perusing pleasure, two recent journal pages. The first is on Censorship and how people try to censor me but just can't do it.  The second is on what I need in life to be happy. There's really very little I NEED.  Want and need are two very different things therefore, my needs are simple. My WANTS, well that's a different story....

Currently Reading: The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato 
(reviewing for Library Thing)

Currently Creating to: Stone Temple Pilots: Purple

Blog Love: 

Kelly Kilmer (HI KELLY!!!!!!  HUGS!!!!)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Journaling On The Go

All I really need to journal on the go is a glue stick, scissors, ziploc full of images, ziploc full of various paint & gel pens, a recycled plastic envelope for gluing on & my journal.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recent Journal Pages

A few of my most recent journal pages.

Jan. 27, 2010

Jan. 16, 2010

Jan 21, 2010

Jan. 18, 2010

Jan 24, 2010

Jan 22, 2010