Archive for November, 2011

Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 16

Written by on November 30, 2011 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women, 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.  If you are behind just start over with today!

Art Prompt: Use decorative packing tape for a border. Vintage Center

Writing Prompt: Write about a secret delight.

Journalfest 2011 – the extras

Written by on November 26, 2011 in Adventure Art, Altered Journals, Art Journaling with 1 Comment

Soon I will stop blogging about Journalfest. It has had a lifetime impact on me so I will never stop thinking about it and being someone that comes from having been there.

Upon arrival everyone checked in and received a goodie bag along with our room keys and an orientation booklet. In the goodie bag, among other things, was an emergency journaling kit.  It included a tiny “passport” journal, a small folding scissors, a glittery gel-pen and the tiniest, cutest clear tape – complete in tiny-cute-tape-dispenser.  I have had huge fun with this tiny emergency kit. I started working in it at the ‘fest and have continued filling it up with the little art pieces that other folk traded with me, some travel mementos, location ephemera and everything else I picked up during my travel and stay.

Alas having filled about half of the pages, the poor little journal is bursting. I am trying to figure out if I should make it into 2 journals and put the rest of my ‘stuff’ in some of the other little journals I received as trades; or if I should just make it into a 360 journal that sits flapped open 360 degrees…let me know what you think!

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Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 15

Written by on November 23, 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.  If you are behind just start over with today!

Art Prompt: Collage an irregular scrap of paper in the backgroundadd different sizes of the same image for depth. Dance when you feel like it!

Writing Prompt: Do you dance? Why or why not?


Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 14

Written by on November 16, 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.  If you are behind just start over with today!

Art Prompt: Make symmetrical areas in your background, put a focal point where the areas intersect.

Asian woman with child

Asian woman with child

Writing Prompt: A universal feeling

Journalfest 2011 Art Classes start with Carla Sonheim!

Last week I started writing about Journalfest and realized it was way to much writing for one post – so here is installment #2 and you can scroll down to previous posts if you want to start at the beginning.

Day 2 – the classes begin.

Class number one was with Carla Sonheim, a hero to me. I love her art and the way in which she shares it.  Carla has a book out called Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun , which I own and love.  Everyone learned tons in Carla’s class. Carla is a skilled artist trained well beyond my needs. She brings every bit of her training and experience along in case we need it and shares generously.

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Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 13

Written by on November 9, 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. Onward:

Art Prompt: Use something from the recycle bin to make art. Try a toilet paper roll stamp, thread spool stamp ( shown here) or make a pocket for your page from a paper bag and paint it.

TP stamp, thread spool stamp

Larger circle is a TP stamp dipped in acrylic paint, smaller divided circle is a thread spool stamp

Writing Prompt: Write about your worst piece of furniture.


Journalfest 2011 – My Miraculous Vacation – Keep an Art Journal

It’s a miracle – I got to go to Journalfest 2011! Sometimes miracles feel like a lot of work, but in the end a miracle is a miracle and who is gonna say no to that?

Getting to Journalfest was a major part of the experience! I left Denver in a heavy snowstorm, getting de-iced on the runway just added to it! Once above the snow cloud,  life smoothed out and I didn’t look back.

Seattle was easy and fun following the directions from the car rental down to the ferry docks, wondering if I was in line for the right ferry and deciding to go whether I was or not – LOL- it was an adventure after all.

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Fall Art Camp 2011 – Chapter 1

Written by on November 5, 2011 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women, Kelli Nina Perkins with 0 Comments
The Art Room before anyone arrived!

The Calm Before the Storm

The Art Studio before the Campers arrived clean and serene.

Chef Ellen modeling Chef Emily's Apron Creation

Chef Ellen modeling Chef Emily's Apron Creation

Chef Emily in Apron

Later in the week Chef Emily also modeled her Apron Creations

But then suddenly the Campers were here and Art Camp for Women October 2011 officially began.

The First Arrivals

The First Arrivals-Art after traveling all day is such a relief!

The women arrived in waves and we began an ocean of laughing, learning, talking, groaning, eating, drinking and doing what women do best – connecting!

after dinner

Settling in.

Dinner the first night

Dinner the first night - come on everyone - it's getting cold.

After breakfast the next day as everyone was acclimatizing and getting used to the surroundings, we began our art classes.

Art Journaling Day 1

Art Journaling - check out the table it will never look this way again.

Art Journaling Kristina

Art Journaling - Kristina starting to collage

Art Journaling Day 2 - Crystal

Art Journaling-Crystal daubing paint-does she have a stencil?

Art Journaling D2- Kathy

Art Journaling-Kathy gettin' out the glue

Art Journaling D2-Deb

Art Journaling Deb ripping it up!

Art Journaling D2-Connie

Art Journaling - Connie peeling, what? Something sweet I bet

Art Journaling - D2 - Pat

Art Journaling - Pat in Action

Art Journaling D2 Mindy

Art Journaling - Mindy being diligent.

We didn’t want to stop for lunch but the delicious  smells coming from the kitchen were making our mouths water! Did I mention that we had at least two fresh breads baking in the oven every morning? Sheesh – a little distracting to say the least – when our rumbling tummies, watering mouths and the anxious looking chefs got to us we broke away for lunch.

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Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 12

Written by on November 2, 2011 in 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. Keep going:

Art Prompt: Put some paint on bubble wrap and use to stamp randomly on your page-this is fun so remember to stop or continue on another page.

Bubble wrap print 2 sizes

Bubble wrap print 2 sizes - Using discarded library book for an altered journal. Pages are very slick and shiny but add interesting layers.

Bubble Wrap border print

Bubble Wrap as a more subtle border print - as the color and texture are not subtle at all.

Writing Prompt: Write about your current favorite piece of furniture.

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