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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Art Journal Pages

My friend Jen and I are doing a coast-to-coast partner art journal, from New York to California.   We're working in our own for a few pages and then switching to work in each others' books. My theme is "words," which can be quotes, song titles or lyrics, favorite book passages, or any other thing we can think of.

This first page is a pop-up butterfly my friend Pat taught us how to do at last month's Keys 4 Art retreat.  I decided to paint a background for this little cutie and add a quote by Buddha to go with it.  Love this pop up technique, Pat. Thanks!  (When you close the journal, the butterfly flattens.)



Here's a vintage image with song lyrics from
Pictures of Me by The Last Goodnight


I used bits and pieces of papers printed with my gelli pad for the background on this page, with collage fish and my own sketches.  

I'm going to try to find lots of uses for these gelli pad papers I've been creating, so lots of experiments coming up.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vintage Journal Pages

I'm thinking of summer these days...waiting for the chill of winter to finally say goodbye and bring us sweet warmth and sunshine, sticky ice pops and lazy, hazy days.  Remember those?












Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I'm going to be following blogs using Bloglovin.  For some reason, they request we "claim our blog" online, so I'm doing that here.