Friday, January 28, 2011

Weird Painting

My weird painting in progress. The face kept showing up in doodles & begging to be painted.  to see how it evolved, go here: Mixed Media Painting

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Doodle Face

And yet another face, done inside the front cover of one of my hand-bound art journals. All this being confined to bed or recliner has me doodling endlessly!

Tea Pot Painting

One of my favorite paintings. I admit, I'm a tea snob. I don't do bagged tea, only loose leaf. There is something very ritualistic in making a pot of tea. This painting is a tribute to my feelings about tea, the spirituality of tea & my love for the Sacred in every day things.

More Doodle Faces

A few more late night, so exhausted from no sleep doodle faces. Can you tell I watched 'The Buddah' on PBS while drawing?

Doodle Face

My pain levels have been off the charts so I'm stuck staying in bed or on the couch. Tonight I sketched all night. Just doodling, working on faces, trying to keep my mind off the pain. This doodle face is one of my favorites. There's just something about it I really like, so I'm glad I did it right in my art journal instead of the sketch book!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Journal Pages Jan. 12 2011

Anyone who has been coming here for a while knows I suffer from severe, chronic pain. Today was a real bad day. Flat on my back, unable to move & feeling a bit like Frida as I struggled to work. These pages are an expression of that pain & struggle.

This page has a monoprint over an ink sprayed background. It was embellished with various markers & paint pens and a few Zetti stamps.

This page has an ink sprayed background, some stamping and then journaling with a paint pen.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Journal Page Jan. 10 2011

I have a serious addiction to books. My "library", which is essentially every nook & cranny in the house, had over 2500 books at last count. This page reflects my love for those delightful tomes, in all their many shapes & guises.

Journal Page Jan. 11 2011

Monoprinted page with paint pen embellishing.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stenciled Journal Page

I've been experimenting with hand-cut stencils & over-spraying paint to get a graffitti look. This one may be a keeper for my street art!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mini Book Number 4

Book #4 close up. Clasp is a safety pin with beads wrapped around the book and through the pin. Quick, easy and far prettier than an elastic or ribbon closure.

Mini Books 2-4

Mini Books #2 #3 and #4 No. 4 has a simple clasp closure made from a safety pin. The cover is painted & stamped Tyvek from a mailing envelope.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Journal Page Jan 4 2011

365 Mini Books....

Over night I decided to abandon the journal card project. It was boring & I have no need for them seeing as I never have problems deciding on design or journaling! Now it's going to be 365 Mini Books instead. This is the first one.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Journal Card 2 of 365

  My boy has been home sick for the past two days so I haven't managed to get much done in the way of art making. It's times like this that make me thankful I chose a simple art project for this year's 365 endeavor.  The journal cards I'm making are small, the same size as an ATC, and quick to make.  Something which makes any long term project easier to see through to completion as far as I'm concerned!

  Card #2 has a lots of glitz on it, which made me want to go back and revamp yesterday's card #1.That one had far more white on it than I like so I added some background color with my Caran d'ache crayons and a bit of bling with my gellyroll pens.  

  I've also decided that one side of the card will be a design prompt rather than a collage prompt because I don't do strictly collage in my art journals. I use an anything goes approach so my cards need to reflect that aspect of things.  

  For whatever reason the color on these photos is way off. They aren't nearly as dull looking as they appear here! In fact they're rather vibrant.

Card 2: Design prompt

Card 2: Journal Prompt

Card 1 Revamped

Monday, January 3, 2011

365 Journal Cards....

I've been trying to decide what I wanted to do for this year's 365 project. Every year I like to pick one thing to make every day. For 2011 I finally decided upon a set of journal prompt cards. One side has a collage prompt, the other a journal prompt. Simple to make, but at the end of my 365 I'll have a nice set of cards to jump-start my creativity!  

Collage prompt:

Journal prompt: