Archive for February, 2012

Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 9

Written by on February 29, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

If someone gave you an entire day to do with what you wanted – what would you do? Fill it up with daily chores or start an Art Journal?

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are intended to give you a starting point or a mild nudge when you need one.

Art Prompt:Collage an animal part onto a human part

Bird on Bodice

Bird on Bodice

Writing Prompt: If you could be an animal, which one would you want to be – why – write about it.

Cabin Fever=Art Supplies in New Mexico|Happy Sadie Hawkins Day!

Written by on February 29, 2012 in Adventure Art, Cool Products, keepanartjournal with 1 Comment

Cabin Fever rages through my house the moment the holidays die down. And even though we say every January that we are going to go to New Mexico to see the Crane Migrations, what we are really doing is getting out of the house and into weather where a human can be outside.

In an inspired moment, before our last trip, I thought to contact my Facebook art friend Maggie, who lives in New Mexico. From Maggie and other sources I gleaned several points of interest for art supply shopping!  Of course this activity was cloaked in the need to leave PR pieces for Art Camp for Women at appropriate art places in New Mexico, ensuring the cooperation of my man and chauffeur. I crack myself up!

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 8

Written by on February 22, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point or a kick in the pants when you need one.

Art Prompt: Illustrate a goal.

Dream Big - Reach High

Dream Big - Reach High


Writing Prompt: What keeps you small?

Adventure Art-Revel in the Moment-Keep an Art Journal

Written by on February 20, 2012 in Adventure Art, Art Journaling, keepanartjournal with 1 Comment
Cranes at Bosque

Santa Fe to Bosque del Apache

Here is the journal spread I’ve been working on this week for Revel in the Moment. I realized when I saw it on the computer that I am not finished with it yet.  It needs at least two more layers-LOL.

I’ve been struggling a bit with my collage journaling. I get a piece made and then get all nutty about where to put the ‘journaling’ so as not to mess up the collage. With some input from Kelly and my classmates this is not bothering me so much now.

For myself, if I make a page to a subject or a prompt, the journaling just fits in. So I started with a prompt this time and had no trouble getting something said-without feeling like the page was wrecked. I knew I was over it when I wanted to add ‘more’ to the pages…thanks folk.

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Blue Silk Beaded Spool Maiden

Lorri F here – I was inspired to make these beaded beauties by a Kelli Nina Perkins’ blog post.  Kelli will be teaching at Art Camp for Women in October 2012.  I loved her beaded spools and thought they would make sweet bodies for angels, fairies and maidens galore!

I’ve set out to make one a month and this month I’m featuring a little maiden with a blue silk dress and a sweet little scarf upon her head.  This Blue Silk Maiden was created during a recent weekend in the mountains with my art group, Uncommon Cloth.  It’s always a challenge to bring enough supplies to work with AND not bring enough for 2 weeks when I only have a few days to play  – this is the main reason why we provide ALL the art supplies at Art Camp for Women – we want you to have lots to play with and not have to lug a great big suitcase full of stuff you end up not using.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 7

Written by on February 15, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point or a kick in the pants when you need one.

Art Prompt: Try using tiny script for the background texture of your page.

Script for background

Script for Background

Writing Prompt: Write about what makes you thankful.

Bookmaking with A.R.T. – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on February 12, 2012 in Adventure Art, Art Journaling, Classes with 3 Comments
Goldleaf Book

Goldleaf Book

I’m working through Making Handmade Books” by Alisa Golden with A.R.T. Artists of the Round Table an online art group. First of all this is an amazing book. In fact many books are amazing, this one gives you the experience of a lifetime for less that $12.00 – somehow it doesn’t compute!

Gold Leaf book inside

Gold Leaf book inside - a play on words

The A.R.T. group lead by two women plan to go through the book, project at a time and make every book shown. The book starts out with simple folded books, so I am safe for now. Of course I’m lagging behind, but maybe I’ll get caught up today.  The book has you using 8 1/2 ” X 11″ paper which makes tiny books.  Things have worked much better since I started using bigger paper.

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Carla Sonheim-Artist and Author – Art Camp for Women

Written by on February 10, 2012 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women, Art Classes, Art Workshops, Bookmaking with 4 Comments

Below is a guest post from Carla Sonheim.

Carla Sonheim will be our guest artist/instructor for the Mini-Deluxe  Art Camp for Women, this fall Carla’s new book, “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed Media Workshop with Carla Sonheim.”  Published by Quarry Books,  is available for pre-release purchase on Amazon!Art by Carla Sonheim

Book Art with Carla Sonheim

 Hello! This is Carla Sonheim guest blogging for Art Camp for Women.

I am super excited to be teaching for two days this October in beautiful Colorado. We will be creating two or more artist’s books using the following ingredients:

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 6

Written by on February 8, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point or a kick in the pants when you need one.

Art Prompt: Collage and make a background using at least 3 elements with your favorite color.

Pink Elements

Pink Elements

Writing Prompt: Make a list of what annoys you most about your city.

And the Winner Is…

Written by on February 3, 2012 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women with 0 Comments
Marcia-in-PJ's

We love making art in our PJ's

Theresa Merkling!

We drew Theresa’s name in the wee small hours of the morning on February 1st – she is the proud winner of our January sign-up giveaway of a pajamagram that allows her to buy the pajamas of her choice!

Congratulations Theresa – we hope to see those snazzy pajamas at Art Camp in the near future!

Thank you to each and every one of you who signed up for our newsletter.   Lorri and Lori

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