Saturday, January 27, 2007
Inked background, stamped embossed violin, text.
Inky paper towel (from Traci Bautista experiments), text, image, foil.
Stamping on monoprint (Traci Bautista again!), alcohol inked backing from number plate number, foil, pen, text.
Encaustic wax background, image, text, ribbon, safety pins.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Well, I've scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed my hands but they still look like this after yesterday's inky adventures! LOL Mind you, I'm not at work today like Becky is! :oD Might print it out and use in my art journal! It is a one of a kind artwork after all!!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I made this assemblage piece for my friend, Becky, whose birthday is tomorrow. I love the way the piece turned out and couldn't wait to give it to her! She opened it tonight while I was there and not only does she love it but all the family do too! :oD I was really pleased as this piece definitely came from the heart. That's the kind of art I want to make more of, the kind that feels totally right for me, that comes from inside and speaks my art "language" for all to see if that makes any sense! On a lighter note, when Becky asked her 12 year old son where they should hang the piece, his reply was "In the toilet"! LOL He did quickly follow this up with "where we put all the other really cool stuff we have" though! :oD I've had a fab day - Becky and I spent it in painty, inky heaven playing with techniques from Collaged Unleashed! I'm absolutely pooped but I'm feeling at peace with the world and like an artist with something to say!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
The paper I wanted to use wasn't big enough for the spread so I improvised with paint (not a brilliant colour match it has to be said!) and pencil! The players are all snuggled in with their Avonlea classmates in the school register!
This is the first spread in the book:
I wanted to do something simple to start the book off with, using my current favourite colour scheme of beige and black. I'm now wondering if it's a tad boring but I can always add to the spread when my book comes home later this year.
Also, can't resist sharing the dust jacket picture:
How lovely is that picture? I think I'll incorporate it into the covers when the book comes home.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I had a job to get it laid out prettily on the scanner so it's not looking at it's best! I'm learning something every time I make a kilt pin so by the time I make some for the swaps I'm participating in maybe I'll have cracked all the little problems I've encountered!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
They're brighter than the pic in real life. I think I may use some of this as backgrounds for some chunky book pages. We were just getting going when we had to pack up but we're planning another day of creative fun and frolics next Wednesday! :oD
Sunday, January 07, 2007
- 51 ATCs
- 7 greetings cards
- 86 collages
- 54 art journal spreads
- 28 assemblages
- 34 deco spreads
- 46 altered book spreads
- 5 entire altered books
- 93 chunky book pages and
- 7 other pieces that don't fit any of the above categories!
That lot totals 411 pieces of art! Bearing in mind that I don't scan everything I make and I also have artwork that I took digital photos of rather than scanning and they aren't included, I reckon I could be looking at near on 500 pieces of art which has absolutely floored me!! Anyway, while I pull myself together, here's some of my fave pieces from 2006:
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
This is a spread in my friend, Laura's, nature themed AB that I created at my art group this evening. I have a bit of a bird thing going on in my head I think after the birdie mini collages and now this! LOL The background is acrylic paint over black gesso then I added eggs cut from a vintage encyclopedia page, whizzed round them with metallic oil pastels and then just added a wee bit of stamping. :o)
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
My to do list has shortened to 22 with this one crossed off! Ho hum....
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The background is watercolour paper.
Monday, January 01, 2007
As the pic is so bad, I feel a little explanation is required! So, the base is a piece of plywood (found in the outhouses) with some paint slapped on. attached to this is a sweet little cake tin with a lightbulb wired on. You can't see at all clearly but I have added the word "hope" on the lightbulb. Last additions were the verdigris screw and the wire with beads as a hanger. I wanted to make something with meaning (to myself) to start this new chapter in my life and I think I have achieved that, in alot of ways this piece sums up what 2007 is going to be all about for me and I'm really pleased with it. ;o) Just wish I had a decent pic of it to share - trust me , it's better in real life than it looks here!! Wishing everyone a happy, creative, inspirational, whatever you wish for yourself, New Year!