Thursday, May 12, 2016

More from My Journals...

I'm still working in my art journals. I have a couple of larger pieces of art that I need to finish but my journals keep calling to me.

This is my latest spread...

Just a few bits from magazines and a bit of paint pens and doodles.
This one is much "quieter" than my usual collages.

And this is just a Sharpie doodle done while watching/not watching TV. I enjoy doing these with bright happy colors punctuated with black and white.

Friday, May 06, 2016

I Love My Art Journal!!

My art journals have been keeping me busy again. I've been working on old pages that I never got around to finishing.

This spread is originally dated 02/18/2014 and it's been sitting there in my journal since then...I had added some dots and circles at some point but this is basically how it started...and got left!

Last night I was inspired to work on it and this is where I went...a little crazy!!

I'm happy with how it finally turned out. It's a bit busy but then that's "me." And it just goes to show, never give up on a piece of art. If it isn't working, set it aside and forget about it. When the time is right you'll know what to do.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

ART - Mix it Up Art Show

Last week my art journal class had their reception for the art show of their work. Here are some of the pieces they did...

This one is all collage done on a large piece of cardboard.
She used drinking straws as the border!

This one is all painted papers except for the background.
The colors just pop in person.

This is zentangles over a magazine face with crazy eyes!

This one is painted papers.

This is all collage. The woman who did it is a fine artist
and is finding it challenging to let go and just play.
I think she did a great job here.

This Victorian Lady is all collage...some napkins, some wrapping papers
and lots of other embellishments.

The artist almost didn't enter this one because she doesn't think it's good!
I love it!!

This piece is all painted papers and is stunning in person. The photo
doesn't do it justice. It simply glows!

This one is done with Sharpies and alcohol.

Lots of embellishments on this one.
Of course, I love the purple!

Again, this is all collage using painted papers 
and magazine images.

She used molding paste to make the flowers.

This was done by another fine artist in my class.
I wish you could see the colors in person. It's gorgeous!

LOVE this one!!

And finally this is one of the collage pieces I have in the show.
All little snippets of magazine images and lots of doodles.

Here I am (squinty eyes and all!) with our Mayor Ledford.
He's such a nice man and comes to all our events.
He is a great support for our senior center.

And this is Karen (L) and Jennifer (R) at the front desk.

HB and I got there early so HB could take photos of all the artwork before people got there and blocked the view. It was a very nice reception but everyone came during the first hour and then it was quiet during the second one. But that's okay because I got to show off all the beautiful art that everyone made in class.

This is part of the article than was on the front page of our local newspaper. It was a very nice write-up and I was even compared to Picasso! That's okay with me!!