Archive for December, 2011

Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 20

Written by on December 28, 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.  End the year with a bang.

Art Prompt: Boy with begging bowlUse candy, gum or goodie wrappers for accents.

Writing Prompt: What breaks your heart.

Studio Re-vamp 2011|Keep an Art Journal

I am starting a new online art journaling class with Kelly Kilmer called Revel in the Moment. I will make a separate journal for this class.

On the way to making my journal I decided to reorganize my studio. Enough climbing over things and reaching around things to find a spray bottle, a drawer of paper or anything else!

first shelf painted

First shelf painted far left - still needs contact paper.

Your Christmas Eve was my destruction day.  Move resident shelves out of the way or to their new homes. Clean, paint and apply contact paper to new shelves.

All other surfaces buried in chaos!

All other surfaces buried in chaos! New journal cover being pressed under those fat books in the front right corner of the table-LOL

Of course every other surface is utter chaos with piles of displaced supplies.

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Journaling for Relaxation – Keep an Art Journal

This is the time of year, from December 11 through January 1, that I take time to reflect and assess what’s so up to this point and then create the New Year. This is my quiet time.

I thought that in this quiet time I will be quiet and post mostly pictures of what I am doing right now; first my hiking/camping journals.

Blue Penstemmon with Hambly Transparency

Blue Penstemmon with Hambly Transparency

I have a really small journal that I take hiking with me. Inevitably it gets used to press an unusual or unknown (to me) flower. Then I don’t do any drawing because I don’t want to disturb the delicate pressed flower.

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Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 19

Written by on December 21, 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.  Begin.

Art Prompt: Make a black and white page. Black and White burka and hand

Writing Prompt: Write about the holidays or special days you celebrate in December.

Junk Mail Book with Carla Sonheim #3 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on December 20, 2011 in Art Journaling, Carla Sonheim, keepanartjournal with 3 Comments
Junk Mail Book Cover

Junk Mail Book Cover

I am really struggling with the drawing portion of the Carla Sonheim Junk Mail Book.

I made a cover that has nothing to do with the class, but I thought that maybe I could distract myself and loosen up and relax into the puzzle drawing.

Good excuse anyway. I used one of the Artist Cellar Steampunk Stencils and light molding paste so the gears are raised. Then I colored them with my Pitt pens.

This also took some time to dry so I got to stall a little bit more.  Here is a sample of some of the drawing – none of it finished.

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Alumni – Susan Preglow – Fall 2009

Written by on December 17, 2011 in About Camp, Art Camp Alumni Awards with 1 Comment

Susan came to our fall 2009 Art Camp for Women and was an accomplished quilter and owned a quilt pattern company before then.

Susan at Art Camp with samples of her art.

Susan at Art Camp with samples of her art.

Susan Journaling

Susan Journaling

When she arrived at Art Camp Susan had just begun exploring the mixed media art arena with paper, collage and stamping.  She says it was accidental brilliance on her part putting herself in Art Camp.

The immersion style at Art Camp, into mixed-media art really worked for her. The fact that the teachers were always there to not only answer questions, but to chat over dinner and discuss the ins and outs of different methods and products was invaluable.

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Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – week 18

Written by on December 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.  Begin.

Art Prompt: Add texture to your page background using doilies or yarn. Prickly hedgehog - soft flowers

Writing Prompt: Write about some opposites.

Hankie Havoc Chapter 2 – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on December 12, 2011 in Fabric Art, keepanartjournal with 2 Comments
Hankie Havoc II

Hankie Havoc II - Wood Block Rubbings

I started fooling around with decorating some handkerchiefs last September, when Melanie Testa issued a Hankie Havoc challenge.  I loved the idea, but have no skills in the fabric dying arena. I fussed with just trying to dye some cotton hankies for color, but that was not satisfying.

I then found some Pentel Dye Sticks that are like very soft color crayons with dye pigments. I tried them with stencils and with free hand drawing, and again – not satisfying.

I know, I know, I am only going to use them for blowing my nose – but I let it sit for a bit. I still had 10 large, pristine white, cotton hankies peeking out of my fabric drawer.  Then this weekend I had several time periods in which I got to wait to go get someone, or to wait to get someone else…BORING…

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Beaded Spool Angel Ornament

Written by on December 9, 2011 in Fiber Arts, Kelli Nina Perkins with 2 Comments

Kelli Nina Perkin’s post about making beaded spools got me (Lorri F) all fired up!  I’ve been looking for a new ornament idea and with Kelli’s inspiration, this sweet little angel ornament was created!

The spool was wrapped with white wool roving from my local yarn store and beaded – Kelli style.  The skirt and wings are tulle and the angel’s head is a sweet little felted ball with a needle felted face.  The angel hair is hand-dyed roving bits (mixed with angelina fibers) purchased at our local Handweaver’s Sale.

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Art Journal Project Weekly Prompt – Week 17

Written by on December 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.  Begin.

Art Prompt: Make a page that soothes you.Rockabye and goodnight.

Writing Prompt: What do you remember about your grandmother?

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