Archive for September, 2011

Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 7

Written by on September 28, 2011 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  will not be enough to make an entire page (unless they are) but instead are intended to give you a kick-start or a mild nudge when you need one. Here we go again:

Week Seven:

Art Prompt: Make a page using the Sunday funnies for a background.

Funny paper collage background

If you look you can see the funnies in the background.

Writing Prompt: Write about the first job you had that you got paid for.

Paper Stacks, Art Appreciation Online and In Life!

Written by on September 21, 2011 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Everyday Creativity with 12 Comments
Paper Stacks

Art Journal Paper Stacks

A couple of days ago while browsing along through some blogs I came across Seth Apter’s blog The Altered Page.   He is hosting a kind of “blog gallery show.” He calls it  Paper Stacks, an online collaboration.

Since I’ve been staring at two or three stacks of art journals waiting to find their permanent homes for more than a few days I thought ‘Why not?”

There is a kind of comfortable, at-home feel to a stack of art journals. This is a good thing because it seems that I always have some (stacks of journals that is).

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Art Camp Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 5

Written by on September 14, 2011 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  will not be enough to make an entire page (unless they are) but instead are intended to give you a kick-start or a mild nudge when you need one. Here we go again:

Week Five:

Art Prompt: Make a page using three different shades of Red

Writing Prompt: My favorite season is  ___________________

Monochrome collage journal page

Brown monochrome collage journal page - this is all collage but you could use paint and different inks for script.

Art Camp for Women – LET'S GO! Kelli Nina Perkins

Written by on September 12, 2011 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women, Art Classes, Kelli Nina Perkins, Video with 1 Comment

Intro picture

I’m getting ready to take a little art pilgrimage to Colorado for Art Camp For Women and hope you’ll consider coming with me. We’re going to have an amazing week creating, bonding, playing and making artful messes in the beautiful mountains. This is my one chance to get together with like-minded women and MAKE to our heart’s content! There is still room, so grab a friend and book a room together. I’ve made a short video (above) so we can get acquainted and I can share a sneak peek!

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Fabric Paper and Eucalyptus Paper Collage – Make an Art Journal

Eucalyptus Paper

Eucalyptus Paper - stage one

I’ve been making fabric-paper or stitch-paper over the past weeks using decorative napkins acquired in an online napkin swap. I have tried a couple of different fabric-paper/stitch-paper methods and the two that are most reliable for me are
Kelli Perkin‘s method and  Beryl Taylor’s method.

Caution: You need to know for any of these stitch-papers/fabric-papers, Elmer’s glue does NOT work.

Back to the subject at hand; while making the yummy stitch paper and practicing my free-motion stitching, I was also contemplating a package of thin Eucalyptus bark sent by my sister a month or so ago. The bark ranges in color from light orange to shades of blu-ish grey and has layers and layers of paper thin skin making up the tree bark.

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Art Camp Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 4

Written by on September 7, 2011 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  will not be enough to make an entire page (unless they are) but instead are intended to give you a kick-start or a mild nudge when you need one. Here we go again:

Week Four:

Collage on painted background

Three focal images with collage border and painted background - focal images do not have to be the same.

Art Prompt: Tear three focal points from a magazine and glue them down on a page with a background color already prepared.

Writing Prompt: Write about the first childhood pet you remember – it may not have been yours.

Stitch Paper, Fabric Paper and Free Motion Sewing ala Kelli Nina Perkins & Beryl Taylor

Being a very Jill-of-all-trades type of person, I can pretty much do anything I put my mind to.  Once in a while though, I find myself trying something and becoming frustrated because I cannot do it the first time I try it.

Napkin fabric-paper

Napkin fabric-paper - duds to practice free-motion stitching on

Often I just throw my hands up and give up.  Such has been the case with free-motion sewing. I read Kelli Perkins blog, see her beautiful stitch paper and other projects and think, “Oh I can do that – that looks fun.”  Or I read about the fabric-paper in Beryl Taylor’s book and begin a project, only to come to a screeching stop at the part that involves a sewing machine.

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