Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Life is Nevr-Dull

So here is the second post this weekend. Why not? Might as well. Ain't nothing else going on. Can't complain. Nobody would listen! HA! Anyway, just hung out in the studio most of the weekend, working on the last few pages in my journal.

The big news is that the Modesto Border's is closing and so yesterday I went out there and bought some magazines and stuff. The magazines were 40% off, so I bought 4. Three for me and one car magazine for the husband. I stood in line for 30 minutes. Oh well.

Here are some more journal pages that have been hiding in my camera for awhile for your enjoyment:

If you have never heard of you need to go and check it out. It is a nice site for learning lots of cool stuff within Mixed Media. This week Mixed Media Artist, Katie Kendrick is featured in a free tutorial where she uses Nevr-Dull, a household polish, to distress magazine images into collage pieces. Folks, her pages are amazing. Go check her out and join the site. Great ideas and great people contributing to it, like the great Rice Freeman-Zachary, who interviews everyone! I love to learn what the other artists like to use in their art.

Since I do not get the Holiday off tomorrow,I will get off of here and get things done for the work week. Make art not war!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Leslie Herger Painted Me

I can't post the pic of it here but go to the link below and see how Leslie Herger painted me with water color from this photo I sent her. Wow cool! She evn painted in the reflection glare from the windows on my glasses.

How cool is that?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Very Busy Weekend

Hey folks, well I am trying to unwind from a very busy weekend. Our room mate returned from NYC and I immediately sic'd him on my computer to see if he could fix the problem of my camera and computer NOT being nice to each other. Well he kinda got it to work better and I was able to save some pics of my recent journal pages. Oops, I thought I had turned it around. Sorry. This reminds me sorta of a Traci Bautista page.

This one I dedicated to my friend Cheryl who had to move back to Washington because she lost her job in California. I miss the the times I could jump in the car on a Saturday morning and drive 100 miles to her house so we could have a play day together. I was still practicing with my Copic Airbrush System here, with the Peace Sign stencil, which actually turned out cool.

This pic is where I sprayed ink through a Mendhi stencil. Such fancy detail, I love it.

This is a "Floputunity" as Paula Phillips would say. I wasn't exactly sure what I was actually going for, but I took the page out of my journal put it in an embossing folder and ran it through both directions in my Vagabond. Then I ran an ink pad over it so it inked on the raised areas. Taped it back into my journal. Cool.

Here is the other side.

I have more pages to show you, but it is late and I have to get to bed for the next work week awaits! Grrr!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was extremely busy, and I am bushed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Arting Away the Game and Decisions

Well since I am not the biggest football fan, I am arting away the game. Of course I don't even know if it is on yet. But I don't care.

I have made 7 pages in my journal since last Wednesday. Woo Hoo!! I have 6 more pages to complete until this one is pretty much finished and then I will move on to another journal. This time I am thinking about a composition notebook. I have one that I have already glued two pages together all of the way through to give them some strength so I use paint, watercolor's, etc on them.

I made a commitment to myself when I started this blog a couple of years ago that I would use it to share my art journaling and art activities with the other blogger's out there that decided to follow me. I feel I have kept up my end of the bargain, by posting almost once every week, usually on the weekend since my day job takes so much out of me. But today with 37 follower's, I still only get 1 to 3 comments each week. I guess since I always leave comments on blogs I follow, that I assumed the same would hold for my followers if they stopped by. I have been rethinking this blog stuff, but today I have not made a hard decision whether it stays or goes.

I made many new friends in the art journaling world last July when I began watching Ustreams of folks journaling live. And that led into Twitter, where I made even more friends and since I have no real journal buddy's close by except Lotus, who I seldom see even though she lives 2 miles away and my fiend Cheryl who had to move to Washington, because she lost her job here, I treasure those friendship's online. I don't expect everyone to leave comments all of the time when they stop by, but I would like to know that someone is looking once in a while.

Enough soapbox and feeling sorry for myself stuff. My I T Tech person is coming back next Friday and before he is allowed to do anything HE wants to do I have a list of stuff I need hinm to work on for me! Number 1 is why does my laptop freeze every time I try to download pictures from my camera!! UGH!!

So until that is resolved and I can once again show you my journal pics, I leave you th another cool video I found on YT. I call it Corrugated Animation that I dedicated to my friend Paula Phillips who is a Safety Manager for a box factory, how cool is that? And she is The Journal Artista. Please Google her name and check her out and say, WOW!!

Until next weekend..............enjoy,