Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

{5 + 1 Art Journals Complete}...

The 5th blank Art Journal is finished.  And 1 completed Sheer Fabric Art Journal.
I will be taking the Sheer Art Journal to the Tis Gallery today. For the
The others will be for the month of May Show at Tis.
 This is the 5th journal.  It is a fabric printed copy of an original painting.
I still need to add the pages for journaling.
 the inside front cover is a napkin which I have use gel medium
to adhere to fabric.  I also plan to scan the napkin and print on fabric
for other projects.  But it came out very nice like this.
Below is the inside back cover with a nuno felted pocket

And the outside back cover.
I am really becoming comfortable with loose threads.
Although I still seal the raw edge to prevent too much ravelling

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{A knock at the Door}...

I would open the door

A really beautiful video that reminds me that very
little is needed to make a happy life.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


My Blog is 3 years old this month
so I thought I would create a little word montage
to represent it.

Blogging has become apart of my life.
Not only have I enjoyed creating posts for myself as
a journal to chronicle my art and share it with others.  But I have enjoyed using it to
capture moments in my life as a way to connect with others
around the world and as a way for them to get to know me as I have them.
I have "met" many new people and feel that we are friends even though
we have never met face to face.  Many of their names appear in the montage.
I love hearing from everyone through your comments and in emails.
SO on we go toward year 4.  I wonder what all it will bring?

Friday, January 21, 2011

{Art Journal #4 Elfish}...

Here she is all bound into a beautiful Art Journal.
Below is the inside front cover
which includes a pocket.
And the inside back cover with the altered flower photo
from a couple of weeks ago.
The outside back cover also with an altered photo.
Its where our elf on the cover
spends her time.
One more art journal to go.
Although I could count the sheer journal as #5  ~we'll see.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

{Sheer Art Journal Challenge Finished}...

The Sheer Art Journal challenge I set for myself
came out really beautiful and so soft.
It's hard to capture the sheer layering in the photos
as they tend to blend together.

the pages

and the back cover

Friday, January 14, 2011

{destination... PSE}...

I was just playing around last night in PSE, with no outcome in mind,
and quite simply by accident I came up with these 2 little pics
The above photo had a background that just disappeared when I clicked
on a blending mode.  I think perhaps it was either multiply, or darken.  And it appeared to
have something to do with the color of the new layer and the color of the flower.
More experimenting is needed.
Anyway it was sure easier than trying to erase or blur out the background.
There is something I really love about paths.
And I will be spending sometime in my dreams exploring where this path may lead.
And I think both of these pics may end up in an Art Journal.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

{Sheer Art Journal Challenge part 2}...

I wasn't able to finish all of the pages today.
But I thought I would share what I have done so far.
The fabrics are so sheer I am not sure how well
they look in photo format without being able to hold
them at the same time.

Well back to the day job tomorrow so it may be next weekend
before I complete any more.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

{Sheer Fabric Art Journal Challenge}...

I have decided to give myself a little art journal challenge
by using only sheer fabrics for the covers and pages.
 So first I created the photos for the new journal.
I felt like I needed some new fresh photos for this Art Journal 

Some light colors.  To go with the sheer fabrics.
With just a hint of color to add to the whites of the sheer fabrics. 
 Then add just a hint of words to inspire thought
I also had a bit of fun playing with a portrait painting in PSE.

And the sheer fabrics for the covers and pages.
I hope to start assembling the pages tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

{#3 Art Journal ~ Believe}...

Journal #3 is an original painting I did awhile ago.  It was one of
my first.  I have always really like this one.  Which I guess is why
it has taken so long to get use to the idea of parting with it.
 Below is the outside back cover. 
 The inside front cover with a nuno felted pocket
for saving all your special treasures.
 And the inside back cover.  With a copy of the 2011 word Believe.
Which seems the perfect title for this portrait painting.  As I really needed to believe that
I could paint.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

{2011 Word}...

My word for the New Year  is 
 2010 was the first year I chose a word, as my resolution, for the year. 
As I looked back on 2010 and my word which was Expect. 
I was amazed and blown away by it. 
 My intention (see original post here) was of
expecting more,  
more good,
more blessings,
more happiness,
 to be able,
to Expect anything.
At the beginning of 2010 I would never have thought I would be able to
replace my old worn out carpet, or get a new tile kitchen counter top,
or have a lower house payment to boot,
but I did.
I didn't think I would be doing my own art show,
but I am, in May 2011 at the Tis Gallery.
I never expected to take a trip, but my Sister and I did,
to Colorado.
And that is just at the material level.
I have also experienced more, deeper and meaningful
levels of personal growth.
And at the same time I realized how surprised I was at my level of disbelief. 
So for 2011 it's BELIEVE.

Believe in Love of God,
Believe in Oneness,
Believe in the beauty of life,
Believe in still greater good,
Believe in the perfection of the world,
Believe that all things are possible with God,
Believe in happiness,
Believe in abundance,
Believe that everything will work out for the good,
Believe I can overcome any obstacle,
Believe in the abilities of my family,  
Believe in Myself,
Believe in...

Happy New Year to you All