Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Collage in Art Journal

Magazine images, scrap paper,
drawing in Sharpie extra fine point marker

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Art Journal Pages, part two...

Completed journal pages with
Sharpie permanent marker, bullet-tip
and extra-fine tip, purple highlighter and
Signo Uni-ball white gel pen.
Journaling inspired by a poem entitled
"Roads" by Rachel Field.

Funny that of all the places and types
of Art that I mentioned on this page
(and of course I didn't cover them all)
I noticed I didn't mention museums...
I love museums and the inspiration they provide,
but I guess I think of Art as a more
"living " entity...integrated into our very
lives and culture...
and I know I should pay more attention
to the rich diversity surrounding me...

where is the "road" leading you?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Art Journal Pages

Watercolor & Crayon
Things that make me smile...
cartoons, sketches, polka dots, quotes,
and silliness!

Click on the image for enlarged view.
If you can't quite read the quotes, hold down
Ctrl key and press + key until
image enlarges enough to read...

Pages in progress...
watercolor & mixed media,
vintage image clipped from a magazine

bits of fabric, hand-painted papers,
hand-cut stencil, scrapbook paper,
Sharpie marker & white gel pen.
The watercolor background does not
blend well as this is a dry medium sketchbook,
and the paper doesn't absorb water media well.
Hope to try making a little art journal from
Teesha Moore's instructions on her blog.
It takes me at least a year to fill my art journal,
and it's fanning out, stuffed with mixed media.
Hope the binding holds up...!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Art Journal Sketch

Sketch done in my art journal, drawn from a
National Geographic photo. Masai bride in her wedding finery...
her expression is sad as she is dressed to
leave her family for her

"arranged" wedding. Her large beaded collar
(which I chose not to detail in my sketch)
is made from small beads arranged in color blocks and stripes...
wonderful artistry. The geometric background is not
necessarily authentic but suggestive of
tribal African designs.
Ball point pen, permanent marker, black paper

Monday, November 2, 2009

Painted Muslin

painted muslin strips
on 4" x 6" cardboard

"I found I could say things with color and shapes

that I couldn't say any other way -

things I had no words for. " ~Georgia O'Keeffe