Saturday, March 28, 2009

photos to eliminate confusion

the second set of photos I had to send from my spouse's email and photos because the photos are on his computer. just in case any one was confused about photos from andy. They are really photos from me, Marne...

Invitation to view Andy's Picasa Web Album - cullowhee2

You are invited to view Andy's photo album: cullowhee2
May 1, 2008
by Andy
Message from Andy:
Here are more cullowhee photos. These include photos I took of the journals displayed our last morning.
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Invitation to view marne's Picasa Web Album - cullowhee

You are invited to view marne's photo album: cullowhee
Dec 11, 2008
by marne
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not sure the link worked to the photos so here's another try. not all are great and I think there are more not included here.
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photos from cullowhee

Here are some nature photos I took while at Cullowhee. I've taken some of these and make artist trading cards that I hope to mail soon. Though the week in December hasn't turned me into a visual artist who practices that art daily, I have become more creative--started going to monthly quilting class at a local quilt shop to finish old projects, have done lots of watercolor painting with my kids, including they've begun making some artist trading cards that I may include when mailing some of yours, have taken lots of photos, and did two sessions with 3rd-5th graders at my school in an afterschool on visual journaling. You should have seen their faces when (through a grant) I presented them with a journal and an art set...They were like "These are mine??!!!??? to keep ??!!!???" kind of like we were when given the art materials to take with us. I showed them the tape transfer process after they took some digital photos. Due to snow we didn't get to have session 3 but I'm about to work with another group for three more weeks. The students are non proficient academically and most of them are low income, and most are children of color. I'm excited to have new skills to share with them. The kids said things like "Oh, I can do anything in here--write, draw, ??!!!" and "I'm going to do some cartooning", and I even saw a child watercoloring with her art set and journal one day on her front porch when I went by to do a home visit on another matter. It warmed my heart to see her painting!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dave Meets Kathy Eldon

Last week Dave had the chance to meet Kathy Eldon at a reception for an exhibit of Dan Eldon's photographs, journal pages, and journals at Santa Monica College. Dave was in LA for the College Art Association conference and was able to go to the exhibit and reception. Talk about a full circle moment.

We thank Kathy for sharing her son's story and journals with the world. The Journal Fodder Junkies all started with Dan Eldon and his legacy of journals.