You might not guess it from the lack of class posts, but I have nearly finished Jane Davenport's eclass, Express Yourself. I am currently working on Lesson 9, a laughing face. It has been a blast! Today's post is my 2 page spread from Week 5, Growing Up. I followed Jane's instructions and traced the … Continue reading Express Yourself – Growing Up
In 2011, Mr. Thompson and I attending the Go Congress in Santa Barbara. Wednesday is always a free day, so Deborah, Brian and I walked down to the beach. I love the macro setting and playing with scale. One recurring themes in my photography is macro landscapes. This photo was cropped in digikam.
Technically, this is not an art journal page, it is a mixed media piece of art I made for Mr. Thompson for Valentine's Day this year. I have only recently begun to create art outside of my art classes. I used pretty much every art supply I have for this piece: tissue paper, stamps, paint, … Continue reading Baby, Don’t Apologize
I have been toying with photo manipulation for a while, originally in the GIMP. Here is one of my first attempts, the merging of three of my photos: one of our Buddha statues and two images from a visit to the Portland Chinese Garden. I kind of like it, but don't think it's quite there and … Continue reading Digital Buddha
Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC has a beautiful garden. Mr. Thompson and I have made three trips to this gorgeous place: twice for Jim Kerwin's go workshop and once for a week's vacation.
The date on this page makes me chuckle, as it applies only to the artist model figures. The tangle patterns were added sometime after 2012. In fact, I believe I have revisited this page at least 3 times, since the Zinger tangle is fairly new. I like several things about this page: the fact that … Continue reading 1st Art Journal: Live
It's been a very long time since I submitted my art for publication, but I had to give this one a try: the Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Skull challenge. This guy is 6" x 6" on Canson mixed media paper and uses Prisma pencils, Daler Rowney FW inks, Pitt pens, Sakura Gel pens, Montana … Continue reading CPS Mixed Media Skull Challenge
Last year, the Mister and I attended the Noir City Film Festival in San Francisco. We took a walk one day to Chinatown, where I took a ton of photos. I couldn't pass up taking a photo outside the Buddha Lounge. Editing with Digikam and the GIMP.
One of my favorite photos from the 2009 Hollyhock vacation. Cropped in Digikam.