Thursday, December 13, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
This first set consists of just three journals but each is unique. They do share the same structure of collage art interspersed with blank pages plus pockets for tucking away special items. There're even tags and bookmarks included for good measure.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Another sample spread from A Dog's Lunch journal featuring more image transfers (this time vegetables!) on a distressed background. Also shown is the flip side that, while painted, is wide open for the journaler to add her/his own words or pictures. Sometimes a blank white page can be too intimidating; this, I hope, is an easier invitation to just jump into the grunge and mess around.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This is just what it looks like: a dog's lunch! Well the beginnings of one: handmade art journal using collaged and altered papers, many "found". Still a ways to go but the process is a blast and really the end product should be as much fun. Color! Texture! Surprise pockets!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Got me thinking - what sort of people make up the naming committee. Or is there one 'author' - a Bill Shakespeare of color naming?
For shits and grins, tell me your most outrageous color name. Describe it even. I'll double-check against the master list. If it's new, you got game and bragging rights.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
|2 The Woods, mixed media collage|
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Walking lakeside in the relative coolness of a summer morning I came upon a treasure trove of skeletal leaves. Hundreds of them. They had been feasted upon by bug larvae as more than a few still had little black beads on them. I collected about 75. You know, they sell these things on the internet somewhere. I'm having visions of image transfers on cloth perhaps with stitched embellishment or translating an extreme closeup of the veining to a carved stamp. And then of course, just using the actual leaves themselves in collage. Thank you, Art Gods & Goddesses!
Friday, August 3, 2012
|Bead Arithmetic - shout-out to the Chinese for their beautiful folk art paper cuts used here|
|Cut Loose - playing on the idea of these dock 'thingies' to which ships and boats will be roped|
Here is another type of mixed-media book which is primarily fabric. It's meaning is better understood through page by page contemplation: Women's changing/unchanging roles during the rise of industrialization.
|Tin Ceiling, detail|
Meanwhile I have also done several more encaustic mixed-media collage pieces. The layering is the thing for me although it can be easily obscured.
|I Hide Here|
But wait, there's more! These are also mixed-media collages, two of which inadvertently seem to form a set because they both share sheet music.