Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
This is another page I am working on, forgot to take a shot of the before. I am also taking a journal making class online with Kelly Kilmer. I like that she uses a lot of paper scraps for her backgrounds. Haven't started working on the focal points yet.
In other news, I signed up for a watercolor class at the Community College, it starts in a few weeks, should be fun.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I took a journaling class at my local Art store (The Queens Ink) yesterday. Jane Davies was a guest artist visiting the store from New England. The class and atmosphere was wonderful, I really enjoyed being with other artists for a change as opposed to working alone in the studio. Saw a few old friends and met some new ones. Of course I could not leave the shop without a few goodies...Tim Holtz's decorative tapes, glue sticks, and some awesome papers.
My journal cover was made with paste paper purchased a few years ago from a wonderful artist, Albie Smith. I combined her paper with another piece of decorative paper and Japanese tape. This is a page from the journal I made, it is in the initial stage and is not bound in book yet. I plan to add more collage items and to color the pages, either with Pan Pastels or watercolors, although I kind of like it as it is, we'll see.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Today was one of those days when I slept too late and my day was shot from there. My favorite TV show, "Justified' on FX, ended its season last night. It was so good that I watched it twice before going to sleep last night. It was well worth waking up late today because it a great episode...excellent show!
I went into the studio, but was not inspired to do anything, so I took the afternoon off and went window shopping. When I returned home, I decided to clean up the studio a bit. I ran across a stack of journals that I have started but never did more than a few pages. I sat down for a short while and ended up with this page. Have to say I sort of like it, and at least the day wasn't totally lost.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Working on the piecework made me realize how much I miss piecing a quilt top, so I think the next week or so will be spent in the sewing room. Perhaps my fabric stash will go down a bit...one can hope! 8-)
Today I have no art to share, so I decided to share a bit of mother nature's beauty from our backyard. Photo was taken a copy of weeks ago, but I plan to use it as inspiration for a watercolor painting some time soon. Until next time....