Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Greetings!

Special thanks to Diana, who created
the background for this piece: layers of
assorted papers, including music, scrapbook,
and text from a book.  I completed the
piece with images that are
color copies of watercolors I did several
years ago, based on vintage Halloween.
Added some off-white acrylic paint over
the papers, stamped swirls, then adhered
images cut from cardstock copies. 
Text written in marker. Black inked
the edges, and then decided to add
dark brown chalk pastel for a
darker frame.

 Also sharing a couple of pages
from my hardback art journal that
were created quickly, using images
that I had collected, but didn't
really fit into any of my recent
work.  Sometimes it's good to
just do something to get going.
The grid format created by the
tags really makes it less complicated
to finish the page...

I really like the juxtaposition of
unrelated images, but often
find it difficult to pull off,
so I tried not to over think
the process this time...
Inspired by a Michelle Ward
GPP Street Team challenge.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Art Journal Pages

Last spread in my little watercolor art journal.  Watercolor, Sharpie marker, white Signo Uni-ball pen, assorted painted papers and fabric.  The profile above is actually paint on fabric.

The square mini-collages are  1 1/2" and I make these up several at a time, not knowing how I will end up using them.  The blue section on the right is a 'flap.'

This is what is underneath the blue 'flap.'  The quote is from a poem entitled "Beauty" by E-Yeh-Sure:

Beauty is seen
In the sunlight,
The trees, the birds,
Corn growing and people working
Or dancing for their harvest.

Beauty is heard
In the night,
Wind sighing, rain falling,
Or a singer chanting
Anything earnest.

Beauty is in yourself.
Good deeds, happy thoughts
That repeat themselves
In your dreams,
In your work,
And even in your rest.


Watercolor and calligraphy on 
watercolor paper.  Collage elements
of painted cheesecloth, papers, fabric
and tissue paper.
A previous post showed
the 'sneak peek' of just the
trees on the left.
Our cottonwood trees 'modeled'
for this painting. 
Now these trees in our yard
are bare.
The leaves turn brown
and fall.  We have to look to
our Maple trees for color 
in the fall!