Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Put Yourself Into It

 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


A sample spread from A Dog's Lunch journal featuring image transfers of Dover clip-art manipulated in Photoshop. The  background had a humble beginning as a paper napkin. But once I got a hold of it and took a bite...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ingredients for a Dog's Lunch

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

Gifts From Strangers

Was at the local hardware store snooping around for paint chips to study for our new front door when the cute young man helping me offered this wonderful book of chips. For keeps! I swear it's like an encyclopedia of color. California Claret or Crimson Velvet?
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.