Sunday, August 17, 2014

Combining collage and lettering grids

I started some collage pages in my journal when I was at CREATE NJ last month.  During the workshops I realized I didn't have a lot of collage papers with me so a lot of the pages were unfinished.  When I got home, I added black gesso and some lip quotes with gel pens to this page. Just having fun!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Peerless watercolors

I love Peerless watercolors.  Orange is the "joy" color for me, so I went on either side of the palette starting with Orange Yellow.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Artfully Abstracted Letters

Here's my practice piece for "swoopy loopy" letters, adding doodling, and then painting in the negative space. Then I tried a second piece with the word "create".

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Doodled Letters

Here's my first attempt at Doodled letters as encouraged by Joanne Sharpe. I'm not finished experimenting. Sometimes I get very detailed and Zentangle-like - like this example, other times I like to be real-sketchy and loose. Fun!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Letters in the Round

Practicing my letters in the round -- from Joanne Sharpe's lessons.
Had so much fun tonight!

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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!

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.