Monthly Archives: August 2010

Monochromatic Green Page

The Green spread is the last of the monochromatic pages that I have made so far. Making a monochromatic page is like doing a little colour investigation. I picked up all the green pens from my pen box and it … Continue reading

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Found typography from the newspaper

The prompt: Use “found typography” as background in your art journal. Cut out text headlines from a newspaper or magazine and glue it on a page to create a background or a text message. Material requirement: found type, adhesive, scissors … Continue reading

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Fabric Beads are Easy to Make

You make fabric beads the same way you make rolled paper beads, but I prefer fabric. I haven’t had any success when I tried making paper beads (yet). It’s easier to roll the fabric, and the beads get chunkier faster. … Continue reading

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Monochromatic Orange Art Journal Page

Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. Kandinsky The fourth spread in my Monochromatic Series, and the colour is happy orange. I’m not sure if it is true but I heard that orange is the colour of creativity. … Continue reading

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Details of the whole

Details do create the big picture. I wrote about this Hand Bound Art Journal last spring and considered the promising emptiness of it. I thought I’d go through it quicker, but I’ve been working in other books too so it … Continue reading

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Monochromatic Pink Art Journal Page

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keefe Continuing to paint in The Monochromatic Series, as I’ve come to call it. Art … Continue reading

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View through a dirty window

Summer in full bloom, everywhere. There is abundance and I try to notice it and embrace it. I take more photos in the summer. There are more looking closely at ordinary things happening. More little details of the whole. More … Continue reading

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Good writing pens are hard to find

Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling … Continue reading

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Monochromatic Turqouise Page

The rinse water is color coordinated after painting another monochromatic page! Do you remember the Ruby Red Page in my Art Journal? It was so much fun I decided to go on an explore color a bit more… Time for … Continue reading

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Fly photo over a Inner Landscape II

As promised here is the second mixed media embroidery. The first one was very green if you remember. This one is very pink. I call it Fly photo over a Inner Landscape II… It has paper, plastic netting, acrylic paints, … Continue reading

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