Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bird House at CREATE NJ

I spent the weekend at CREATE NJ in Somerset where I thoroughly enjoyed four different and exciting classes.
My Saturday night class was taught by Jane Davila. We learned how to collage and stitch fabric and paper together to create a bird house.  Jane noted that there are 43 different types of birds, all of which you can do fun research to learn more about them before creating your collage. For this project, I chose to portray a jay bird in honor of my best friend, Jay. Here's to you, Jay!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Time to practice

I've always loved writing and lettering -- and get so many comments on my handwriting! Now that summer is here and I seem to have a little extra time, I decided to get out my lettering materials and start playing with them.  I took a class last summer at CREATE with Joanne Sharpe and loved her passion for letters so I found one of her online classes - which is so much fun! This practice page is from her lesson on Whimsy grids.

If you want some great inspiration, check out Joanne's online classes.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Anticipation of summer...

Back to the scrap pile and my glue journal... just pulled pieces out of the pile and glued!
I guess I'm anticipating the wonderful summer ahead.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's a pink grapefruit day!

When I know I need to spend more time in the studio but have no inspiration, I often start by cleaning my art table. I know it sounds counterproductive, but it works for me.  After the table is all clean and the old sponges and rags are gone, I can concentrate on the pages I'm creating.

Today I grabbed my neglected glue journal and the overflowing scrap pile.  I love my scrap pile; there's everything and anything imaginable in there! Two of the collage pieces are actually color copies of my painted journal pages.

I found a cut-out pink grapefruit, so it was my inspiration for the page.

Hope you're finding a way to journal about this beautiful day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter

This year's batch of onion skin eggs.  I was a little low on onion skins, so these turned out a bit spotty. I like them though! Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Art Journaling Workshop

Even the pouring rain didn't stop us from having a great art journaling workshop today at Walking Winds Holistic Center.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Waiting for spring. . .

I've been sketching bulbs but the delicate line drawings didn't make it onto this page.  Instead, as I worked with the bright primary colors, I wanted to add some bold stenciling. Now that the page it completed, I feel like three little plants are looking out the window hoping the warm weather will come soon!