Archive for June, 2010

30-30 Challenge; Day 25 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 28, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 2 Comments
Too Busy to do Laundry

Too Busy to do Laundry

30-30 Challenge; Day 24 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 27, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 1 Comment

I didn’t realize how four-square I made this page. I used my own painted papers as well as tape and collage. As I look at the central image I see the center of a clock or  a compass and it gives me all sorts of ideas.

Waiting

Waiting

30-30 Challenge; Day 23 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 26, 2010 in Art Journaling, Classes, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
Threat

Threat

Is she the threat? Or is she being threatened.

The background is entirely tape over collage. Not too visible in this photo is the music collaged behind the tape.

I first met up with tape in Kelly Kilmer’s class at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale AZ, in February this year.

Kelly has an entire 6 hour class with tape in which she generously shares her multitude of tapes so you can figure out which brands you like and what you can do with them. The link above has a description of the Addicted to Tape class.

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30-30 Challenge; Day 22 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 25, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
Leaping for the Stars

Leaping for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars was the original line, but at my age it’s a leap.

Maybe it’s a leap into the future – holding the hand of my  “the one” and leaping off into who-knows-what.

It will be a thrill one way or another, of that I am sure.

30-30 Challenge; Day 21 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 24, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
Begging in a World of Abundance

Begging in a World of Abundance

Is our great wealth going to distract us from what is important and issues we need to address?

We can send money to feed a child or we can send medical aid and blankets, but what is the issue, what is the crux of the matter?

What can we do that will address the underlying issue – in fact what is the underlying issue?

What issue, if addressed would see our children – all of our children – fed, clothed, educated and provided with adequate health resources?

This is the question isn’t it?

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30-30 Challenge; Day 20 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 23, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
Do You Want to Know a Secret

Do You Want to Know a Secret

This being the centerfold the picture seemed appropriate.

I am drawn most especially to the women that I think look like me – or look like what I looked like 30 years ago.  This woman has the look of the fragile freckled skin, the curly hair just barely controlled, the slender, but still sexy form…lovely. [yes I have always liked me]

I am getting more comfortable with using the tape.

I love the coin dingle-bobs installed when the book was made months ago. Now glued in place become the madam’s jewelry.

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30-30 Challenge; Day 19 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 22, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
Dancing through Life

Dancing through Life

Maybe I should call this The Rhythm of Life.

In the picture they were torn from, these folk were boarding a boat or fishing.

The sense of movement even as they awaited the next action pulled my eye to them.

Even the girl, plainly not only waiting, but waiting in the lowly capacity of a child, has a look of action soon-to-be.

30-30 Challenge; Day 18 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 21, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 1 Comment
Who are You to Tell Me?

Who are You to Tell Me?

In case you haven’t been following along or if you have just forgotten, you are looking at the 30 day challenge for the days May 15 – June 15.

My online art group, originally formed to collaborate for the Art House Sketchbook Project,  made up the game and I jumped on it as a way to get back to making a piece of art every day or at least getting into the studio every day.

It turns out that I can either make art and enjoy the outdoors or I can post and blog…can’t seem to get it done all at once, hence the delayed show-and-tell.

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30-30 Challenge; Day 17 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 20, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 1 Comment
Trying for more texture

Trying for more texture

I’ll save this page to write in when I’m feeling a little prickly.

It might be the  company I am keeping or it might be prickly heat – the way this summer is going it will probably be both.

Some of my handmade papers on the left. The tape less rigid, but maybe missing the point of tape – maybe?

30-30 Challenge; Day 16 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on June 19, 2010 in Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 0 Comments
More Mother Love

More Mother Love

Across cultures the woman with the child on her hip draws the eye and the compassion of anyone that cares to look.  When I see this woman in another age in another world I relate instantly, having held my child in the same way.

The more diversity the more the same.

Again practicing the backgrounds from my Kelly Kilmer class A Life Made By Hand, this time using tape (left side) and metallic foil borders…don’t remember the brand I’ll look it up and get back to you.

The tape still feels stiff and unyielding although it is pretty and I love that I can lay a pattern over the painted page so easily.

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