Travel Journal – Improvising in Iceland!

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Taveling Art Journal 2016, Travel, Where I was! with 0 Comments

Imagine landing in a fabled land, a land you have dreamed of visiting, to find that your camera had been crushed in the overhead compartment and does not work! What to do? Improvise!

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Ephemera, Tape, Stamps

To improvise for my visuals – where I normally use a camera – I started out with ticket stubs, boarding passes, business cards and progressed to tape, glue and smidgeons of paint. Once I started the improvising engine rolling I couldn’t stop! I found a rubber circular piece of junk in the car park at the airport -the red circles and then used a toilet paper roll (skinny circle) Voilá – stamps! At least this got me started. Icelndpg2Postcards came next to save my patoot. Using the extensive (almost anal) driving instructions and abjurations handed out by the car rental company for a bit of color I made an insert of pages, cleverly folding the brochures and taping in the postcards.Icelandmap

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From My Desk

Written by on February 19, 2016 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal, Travel, Where I am - Feb.2016 with 1 Comment

It has been a long time since I blogged regularly.  I find a little deep-down wiggle of excitement at the starting in again. At the same time there is a little niggle of fear – blogging sometimes leaves me standing naked and alone.Lorisdesk

My recent posts are just to get up to speed writing and baring my soul while I get the little tedious bits, like broken links and lost media sorted out. I don’t know if I can get Pinterest straightened out – I will keep at it.

In the meantime – here is what I will have on this blog:

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Whidbey Island Washington – Housesitting & Birdwatching!

Written by on February 15, 2016 in Art Journaling, Housesitting, Travel, Where I am - Feb.2016 with 3 Comments
Stained Glass Window

First thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning.

The official name of where I am staying for this month is The Lotus Room. I am housesitting here while the owners are taking a break in warmer climes. This is warmer climes for me – there are 16 inches of new snow at my house today! (written Feb. 2, 2016)

We stayed here last year for about 2 1/2 weeks and loved not only the amazing house and being on Whidbey again – but the dog – Lusa! We love her. The best perk of housesitting for us is getting to hang out with the lovely dogs. I understand it is the best thing for the owners too – having people come in and love their pets preventing the need for kennels and all that entails.

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This Is It! Being Me.

Written by on February 12, 2016 in Being, Where I am - Feb.2016 with 4 Comments
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Lori-Tuscany – December 2015

There is a Martha Graham quote that has motivated me for  the last twenty-plus years. I keep coming back to it, in my art, in my writing, in my leadership roles. Always making tentative gestures towards my own expression of life.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.” MarthaGrahamImage-990x762

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The Journal Project 2015 #24

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

SadRainyDay

Art Prompt: Use small leftover pieces of your expensive water color paper to add small drawings to your art journal.

Writing Prompt: Write about how some days are harder than others.

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The Journal Project 2015 #23

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.blue&yellowflwers

Art Prompt: Add details to color blobs with black and white ink.

Writing Prompt: What color combinations make your heart sing? Guess mine…

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The Journal Project 2015 #22

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

Red Crabapple

Art Prompt: Find a flowering tree or shrub – then draw and color a flowering part of the whole.

Writing Prompt: Write about what makes you the happiest about summer.

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The Journal Project 2015 # 21

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

PeonyPaintCollage

Art Prompt: Use markers or paint pens to outline images on a collage element

Writing Prompt: Write about your emotions during a season or weather change – what do you notice?

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The Journal Project 2015 #20

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

DaffodilDrawing

Art Prompt: Draw something that always cheers you up.

Writing Prompt: Write about what you do when you are sad.

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The Journal Project 2015 #19

These weekly prompts are not intended to make an entire page but instead are meant to inspire your art journaling and to give you a starting point.

Vintage Suitcases

Art Prompt: Stack up five or more like items in front of you – draw and color the pile. [Or take a picture of the stack, print in black and white and then color.

Writing Prompt: Make up a name for your stack of items and write it on the picture.

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