Saturday, January 24, 2009

Somerset Studios

I was at the book store (Barnes and Nobles) looking through the magazines and WOW! Somerset Studios "Journaling" volume I issue I! It was worth the purchase price - reminding me of our workshop together. I hope they continue to publish it. Enjoy.

I am working but have nothing ready to publish yet. Still, it is great fun.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Journaling like crazy

Visual journaling has been my constant companion. I even wake up with images in my head now!

I am grateful to everyone that had a part and continue to take part in this rich activity! Here is a start on one page that began with the transition writing we did. I have just now gone back to this page. What freedom!

But my house is a mess....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

First Posting

Hi all! I am so inspired by the art you are all posting! Wow! I am still experiencing white page phobia - I know...death to doubt! I am so much more comfortable with fabric, so I am going to experiment this week with fabric art and see what happens. The picture I am posting tonight is my ATC card photo. Have a great night!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My ATC card

I finished this yesterday. I call it Connections. I like the feel of the circles and the ribbons connecting...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ATC Artwork

Following Erin's lead, I wanted to make Artist Trading Cards to share with everyone. I wanted each to be an original work, but the idea of making nearly 30 little works of art is a bit daunting. So, I created one large work using Erin's little tree she drew in my journal as inspiration. I'll cut it up and mail each person a part. People may think it's nuts, including my wife, but it really is about sharing and connecting. Not certain when I'll get around to mailing - hopefully this weekend. But this is a photo of the finished, large work.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Da Vinci and Me

I feel like I am 'hogging' the posts... haha... it is a good thing these are unlimited. :) I am just so excited to share! I just did this one today. I have thought a lot about Da Vinci ever since we did that activity at the workshop and looked at a page from his journal. I am fascinated by how he thinks. I called this page "Da Vinci and Me". I think we would have been friends Me and Leo. Two geeks just sitting around...sharing ideas...journaling together...building cool stuff...yeah...
Me and Da Vinci...BUDDIES!

Monday, January 12, 2009

One in progress...

I am still working on this one but wanted to share. It started out as a puzzle piece picture but I started playing around with oil pastels and layering. I really like how this image makes me feel. Everyone has different aspects of themselves...different layers...the contrast of light and dark makes me think of the different moods that we all go through. The different etching shapes reminds me of calm and irritating feelings that I go through. I am happy how this one is turning out. This is one of the few times that I can actually see what I want to do on the page in my head and heart...and have it come out on the page in living color.

I just finished this one last night. It is a play on words and how they can get easily confused. Communication is a valuable tool and sometimes is very easily muddled with everyday happenings. We have to focus to be able to truly hear and understand one another and what we are feeling. We have to really want to get through all the static and noise to communicate honestly and openly. We really do have to use our words. :) It isn't just an elementary saying anymore.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Just a thought

While talking with Dave at the workshop he had mentioned that he would love to have the time to photograph each one of his pages from all of his books...and he has a LOT of books. I decided from that conversation that I would take a photo of each page as I finish it to have a digital record of my journals. Just thought I would pass along the idea.

Journal on!

Collaborative Journal

First, I want to thank Eva for setting up this blog so that we can all share. Second, I just want to share a couple of images from the collaborative journal that Erin and I have started. It has been a great way to encourage each other and to stay connected.

Friday, January 9, 2009



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