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Express Yourself, revisited

Hi ho, friends.

I haven’t posted for a while because I am recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Recovery is going well, but it’s pretty boring. 

I decided to spend my enforced rest period on revisiting some of the classes I have access to.

I have an art journal and limited art supplies on hand: black Pitt Pens, Diane Reveley paint pens, a few Pitt Brush Pens in skin tones and a few other colors, a mechanical pencil, kneaded eraser, a few Derwent Inktense pencils, and water pens.

Express Yourself. I took this class from Jane Davenport a couple years ago. I reviewed the Emotion Map and worked on Pouts and Puckers and spent more time exploring pouty expressions. I really liked one of the faces and made a larger version on one of the expression map pages.

I used Derwent Inktense pencils, Pitt Pens, washi, and paint pens. Since I don’t have gesso, I had to leave some of the paper uncolored for white space. Plus a little fiddling with Aviary and Pixlomatic.

It’s an interesting challenge to work with a limited palette. I won’t be able to get to my studio for another week or so, because it is up a spiral staircase. I haven’t graduated to that yet, but I make improvements every day.

I am getting more out of the class this time through. 

Express Yourself is a terrific class once you have some basic face drawing skills in place. 

What are you working on this summer? Leave a comment below and let me know. I’d love to stop by and see what’s up with you.

Happy creating!

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Krampus

Hi ho lovelies.

Today’s post is a look back at my first art show. It was 2 years ago this month. My friend Marva invited me to join her in a Krampus-themed show at the Cafe Bedlam. Marva creates terrific hand-drawn and hand-carved Krampus art.  She also created a Krampus costume.

A few months earlier, Marva asked me to take some photos of her in her awesome costume.  We went to a nearby park and I took a bazillion photos.  She kindly gave me permission to use the photos any way I wished. It was a beautiful day and the photos under the trees have a nice green, shadowy cast to them.  Mysterious!

Most of my art for the Krampus show were the photos of Marva in her costume.  I had a lot of fun playing with the photos in Gimp. In fact, I’d say it’s time to revisit the Krampus photo shoot and edit a couple more photos.  I’ve learned quite a lot about the Gimp’s many wonderful features – filters, effects, and ways to enhance my photos. But that’s a post for another day.

When the Krampus show was drawing near, I was deep in my mixed media art heaven and I wanted to include one of my paintings.  I happened to be in Effy Wild’s Radiant Faces class.  I was working on Tam Laporte’s Inner Child lesson.  As part of the class, Effy encouraged us to work the lesson as presented, make notes and then go back to the lesson and give it your own twist.

Tam’s color scheme leans toward pastels. I prefer a darker color palette.  The idea hit me to create a Krampus-themed portrait, and Krampus Handmaiden was born.

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Both girls were painted on hot press watercolor paper, 140 lb, 11″x17″.  The biggest I had worked at that point – scary! I enjoyed having more space to fill. Both paintings were done primarily will water-based supplies, plus some permanent pens and stamped images with Stayzon ink.

 

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I also enjoy the big-headed girls. They remind me of the Blythe doll, although the proportions used in these paintings are not quite as extreme as Blythe.  I took both gals to the Swedish Craft Fair and was pleasantly surprised that Krampus Handmaiden was purchased.

Tonight, I did a little editing on Krampus Handmaiden with the Gimp. I added a Color Enhance layer and a Tending layer, where I added some dodge and burn to increase the highlights and shadows on my gal.  I also re-sized the image to print as 8″x10′, which happens to be a ratio of 4:5.  Once I figured out that I could crop my paintings to the 8×10 ratio, it make printing a lot easier.  Unfortunately, I had to crop out a bit of the top of Krampus handmaiden’s cute devil hat.  Next time, I’ll be more mindful of placement of hats.

As I was writing this post, it occurred to me that I could cut/trim the watercolor paper to the 4:5 ratio so I don’t have to decide which part of the painting gets cropped out for the print version.

Krampus Handmaiden and some of the photos of Marva frolicking in her Krampus costume are available as prints.  If you interested in buying some Krampus-themed art, please stop by my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TenukiHandcrafts?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=20148326

I love working with themes – having something to focus on gets my creative juices flowing.  What theme are you working on right now?  Leave a comment or link below. I’d love to see what you’re creating!

classes, Dolls

Art Doll 

Hi ho friends.

After enjoying the art doll mini class with Tam, I went in search of a new class for sculpting the entire figure and found Art Dolls with Adele Po. 

This figure has been a work in progress for at least a month. Air dry clays take 24 hours to dry, so there are a lot of breaks between stages. I made a second head after the first was too large for the body and made new arms in order to securely attach them to the body. I still have to glue the doll to the base, but I think that will be easier after I finish painting.

The figure stands about 11.5 inches tall. The scale overall is too small for me but that’s just the way this one worked out. I plan to make more of the art dolls, and have a mermaid in progress, so stay tuned for more art  dolls.

Today, I assembled her and applied the final coat of gesso. Once dry, I will get to work on painting and outfit making.

Adele suggested having a character in mind, but I prefer to work without a plan and see who emerges. One if my classmates commented that the doll knows stuff she doesn’t, so I will create a sage of some kind. Time for research!

Without further ado, here is the As Yet Unnamed Wise Woman art doll.

What’s new in your art world? I’d love to hear about your latest project.

Happy creating! 🎨

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Mermaid, after Chagall

Hi ho lovelies,

In my quest to settle into regular posts, I am starting a new feature: Art In Depth.  I’ll get into the details of selected pieces of art.

But first, a little trip in the Way Back Machine. All the way back to the mid-1980s, when I was in college, where I minored in Art History. I forget the professor’s name (Fitzgerald? Fitzgibbon?), but I remember his method: show hundreds of slides in an hour. Remember slides? He taught most of the art history classes and I took them all, from Ancient Greek through mid-20th Century.  What kept me going back was the massive brain dump of art – I turned off the wordy chattering part of my brain and let the flood of images wash over me. I enjoy most of styles of art, although I admit that I didn’t get abstract art until I started painting. Some of my favorite artists are: Degas, Van Gogh, Goya, Turner, Bosch, Carvaggio, Renoir, the Impressionists, the Italian Rennaissance, Ancient Greeks, Chagall, Gauguin. Yeah, I pretty much love all art.  I am fascinated by the fact you can give a group of people the same art supplies and each will come up with something different.

The first piece of art in the series is an deeper dive into “Mermaid, After Chagall.”

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, you know that I love taking on-line art classes with Tamara Laporte of Willowing Arts. One of the first classes I took was Magical Mythical Makings. Each lesson is a painting of a mythical creature inspired by a famous artist.

Tam’s lessons always pack a lot of information and inspiration and this one, Week 4, Mermaids & Chagall is no exception. There are 5 in-depth, step-by-step videos and 3 pdf files, which includes a step-through and journal prompts. The goal of the lesson was to “make a Chagall inspired mermaid or whimsy mermaid.”

I collected images of Chagall paintings and mermaids on this Pinterest board.  Chagall liked to include horses and chickens into his paintings. The painting that most inspired me for this was “The Blue Circus” The lady on the trapeze reminded me of a mermaid.

In addition to her usual materials (Neocolors, acrylics, graphite pencil, gesso, brayer), Tam painted one of her Chagall-inspired mermaids on a wood panel and heavily embellished it with Golden gold mica flakes – she doesn’t offer prints of this mermie in her shop nor could I find a picture on her blog so I can’t share photos of this mermie.  The other is mermaid is placed on a horizontal page and you can check her out here in Tam’s shop.

Being a baby artist, I had few art supplies when I made this painting, so I worked with the supplies on hand. My mermie is painted on 9×12 watercolor paper and I used acrylics, Prisma color pencils and a black Pitt pen.  I was still working with Prismapencils over acrylic paint.  The moon was painted with Ranger paint dabber in Pearl Metalic. I don’t recall what I used for the background – it was probably the dark blue in the Peerless watercolor complete edition book, with salt sprinkled in the wet paper and left to dry then brushed off. The tail was painted with the greens from the Lumiere exciter pack.

Here is the original image:

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Since mermies are mythological creatures, I have free rein with regard to anatomy, proportions, facial features. In taking a closer look at this painting for this post, I noticed her eyes.  Rather than have rounded tear ducts, I brought hers to a point. I like the raw, scribbly-ness of the piece, the doodled-leaves that turn into a horse, the texture of the salted paper, the scratchiness of the colored pencils.

If you look closely at the original version, you can see the orange pencil lines I used to lay in her face and her hair doesn’t quite hide her skull. These didn’t bother when I initially posted the print for sale in my Etsy shop. However, I recently sold this print and when I ran the print, I found these little things bothered me.  I loaded the image up in GIMP and went to work.  I added 2 layers: a color enhance layer, which deepened the colors.  I added a third layer to fix the little things that bug me in the original: smudge and blend the pencils lines, add some highlights around the face and darken her hair.

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If you’re interested in Tam’s class, you can sign up on her Etsy shop here.

Update: If you’re interested in buying an 8″x10″ of my Chagall-inspired Mermaid, follow this link.

Please note that you are purchasing the edited/enhanced version of the print, which has more depth and looks better.

Sometimes I copy the teacher’s lesson and other times, I’m inspired and go off on my own tangent.  I’m not going to dive into artistic copyright, save to say I take it seriously. When I decided to start selling my work, I needed a way to keep my class art separate from my own creations. I use a 9″x12″ Leuchterm 1917 journal just for art classes. The paper takes collage and acrylics very well and has about 250 pages. Each page is labelled with the class, lesson number and teacher. Keeping the class journal allows me to go back to the lesson and compare my work to the teacher’s work before I sell prints.

In a future post, I’ll review the class that helped me edit my scanned works: Jane Davenport’s Print & Scan class.  I need to finish it first. 🙂

Happy creating!

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Class Review: Tamara Laporte Art Doll Angel

Hi ho, lovely readers!

Quite a while ago, I signed up for Tamara Laporte’s mini class, called Art Doll Angel. It was originally part of a series of Christmas-themed lessons led by Christy Tomlinson. Today’s post is a review of Tam’s class. If you’re interested, you can purchase this lesson from Tam’s Etsy shop.

This is one of Tam’s shorter mini-classes.  There are 2 videos, both about 45 minutes long, plus a detailed pdf.  I loved this class. I’ve been wanting to make more art dolls for quite some time. Tam makes the process of working with air dry clay completely do-able.

Tam used Paperclay for her art doll. I had Sargent Sculpt-it on hand.  I made two dolls, initially, as you can see in the first photo. The larger doll was made over a S&B Curry tin for the body and crumpled Vogue magazine pages for the head then taped to shape.  The smaller doll was made by crumpling up pages from a Vogue magazine attached by a skewer then taped.

19d03-14156617_1099084940201687_735472917_nThe larger doll took for-ever to dry, so I worked on the smaller one with various craft supplies I have. I call her Beatrice and I think she’s just adorbs. I ended up giving her to one of my co-workers who was having a really rough day.  Beatrice is just over 3 inches tall.Chin-up-desk-angel

These little dolls take very little clay. I wanted to start using Paperclay, but I had almost 2 pounds of the Sargent clay, so I made up a bunch more to use the stuff up. I currently have 7 in various stages of completion. The 7th doll is ready to be covered in clay. I think this last one will use up the last of my Sargent clay.

The Sargent clay tends to crack. It seems when I use more water to smooth and blend the clay, it cracks less. But I didn’t really take notes. Some of the cracks are quite large, but don’t appear to be dangerously cracked. I don’t find the cracks attractive so I cover the doll with layers of tissue paper adhered with Speedball gloss gel then go where the muse takes me. I particularly like using the gloss gel followed by coloring the face and neck with Pitt Brush Pens. The ink is a transparent enough to show any stamped images and text. By letting the ink to dry, you can build up layers of deeper color.

This class is a great introduction to art dolls.   I plan to keep making these little beauties. Tam provides plenty of details and tips on how to work with the air-dry clay with inspiration for you to branch out on your own.  The reason Tam’s videos are long is that she turns the camera on and works through the process on camera. The nice part is that when she works herself into a corner, you get to hear her thought process and see her work through it. I really enjoyed this mini-class and love making these Desk Fairies, as my supervisor dubbed them.

In the course of making the 7 versions, I’ve refined my process: make a base from cardboard, weight it with 4 metal washers, wad up magazine pages and shape them with masking tape. I prefer a matte masking tape or blue painter’s tape. I’ve got some glossy artist tape that is too slick for my taste. After taping, I use a skewer cut to size to attach the head to the body then tape between the two to keep the head from spinning around as I work (so annoying!). My dolls tend to end up roughly the same size as Beatrice – between 3-4 inches tall.

Add a fairly generous, but not dripping, coat of black gesso – it’s easier to see black gesso. Liquitex gesso doesn’t have enough grip for my taste. I actually like clear gesso because it has a lot of grip, but it’s difficult to see how evenly it’s applied. In writing this out, next time, I’ll try a layer of black gesso. Once dry, use clear gesso.  Add the layers of clay, smoothing it out as best you can. And then adding brows, a chin and smoothing the clay around to create a nose and mouth. I have two plastic clay tools. Each end of the tool has a different shape but I could really use one of those ball-ended tools. Dotting tool? My plan when I get around to using Paperclay is to either embed doll eyes in the head or make little clay eyes. The Sculpt-it clay takes overnight to dry, which is why I have dolls in various stages of completion. As with my paintings and art journal pages, I keep working on each doll until I love it. When I get stumped, I set it aside and wait for inspiration to strike.

I love integrating mixed media techniques on these quirky little stump dolls.  While waiting for the clay to dry, I take out some stamps, Stayzon ink and tissue paper. I stamp randomly around the tissue then use torn tissue as my first layer.  As I made more of these, I prefer keeping stamped images away from the face unless it’s small images or text. I dig through my papers and fabric to find the shirt/dress. I found the base of these dolls is not very tidy, so I like gluing sturdy paper around the base.  Then I go to town on embellishments. I’m currently enjoying gluing wool roving to the heads for hair. I have a paper doll template with 2 styles of wings in 3 sizes, so I trace the wings onto Shinzen back with scrapbook paper and glue them on with E6000. I’ve enjoyed these stump dolls so much and am on the verge of progressing from busts to making full dolls.

It does seem a logical progression, given how much I love my plastic and resin dolls, huh?

What’s on your art table?  I’d love to hear what you’re working on. Please leave a comment or link to your current project.

Happy creating!

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Creative Planner Review

Hi ho my lovlies!

As promised, today’s post is a review of Christy Tomlinson and Cori Streiker’s on-line workshop: The Creative Planner. It’s billed as a 2 week class, but you could stretch this class out several weeks. I binge watched it. It’s packed with everything you could want to know about the planners that are available (as of May 2015), planner sizes, inspiration of Christy & Cori’s setups, freebie insert pages, links to their fave planner resources and if that weren’t enough, how to make your own dividers, dashboards, tabs, decorating.

In short, OMG, you get so much for the cost of the workshop, which is $34.95.  You’ll spend WAY more on all the planners you’ll be inspired to buy and make. You can’t download the videos, but you do have 3 years to access the class.

I loved this class. Aside from the fact that Christy and Cori totally enabled my planner obsession, they showed me 2 very different styles of planner decorations and how to craft my own personalized planners. Creating the components don’t take much time at all so it would be easy-peasy to create themed planners, seasonal planners, well, you could go completely nuts on this.  And, if you invest in the more expensive leather planners, you could sell them on ebay when you get tired of them.  According to Christy, most have good resale value, except the Franklin A5 planners – largely because they use their own proprietary punch system.  I think, too, they appeal less to females, as they come in subdued, manly colors. Blacks, browns…understated stuff.

Thanks to this class, I’ve crafted 3 planners so far. Here are teaser photos of each.

Kikki K pocket size Aqua planner, with a mermaid theme. I carry this in my Tom Bihn Imagio bag, which is my daily work bag.  I made my own inserts because I wanted to try it and I didn’t really like the ones I found on-line.

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Personal/portable DayTimer black vinyl planner, which is the planner I leave in the living room so I can jot down ideas and lists.

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Levenger Circa disc bound planner with the Kyoto discs for my tenukihandcrafts business.

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As the time I drafted this post (August 27), I ordered Cori’s Carpe Diem planner, A5 in Persimmon and I purchased Stick with Sam’s A5 Boho Dreamcatcher insert pack. It wasn’t until I talked with my mom about the Name Day for my sister and I that I decided I would use this planner for my Name Day.

Let me know if you’re interested to see inside these planners and I’ll make flip through videos. Let me know, too, what you’re working on.

Happy planning & creating!

 

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Ever After WIP

Hi ho lovlies.

I had mixed feelings to take Tamara Laporte’s latest live class: Ever After Module 2. I’ve never been particularly interested in fairy tales, at least the Disney version – where women are weak and need rescuing by a man. But I couldn’t resist between the teachers and the deep dive into style development.

It’s a 3 month class, with guest artists and using fairy tales as the inspiration, as you might guess from the class title. Tam offered 2 options: Module 1 is the lessons. Module 2 is more in-depth with artist interviews and explorations of how to take what you learn and develop your own style.

After finishing the 2nd lesson, Beauty & the Beast, my work load increased and resulted in exacerbating an injury to my right thumb.  A co-worker quit and her work was added to mine, followed by an announcement a couple weeks ago, that the company I work for has put a hold on hiring while they examine all the open positions. The injury has put quite a damper on my art-making, as I’m predominantly right-handed.  I can do some art-making left-handed, but not detailed work.

It’s disappointing, to say the least, but I have managed to, slowly for me, work through the first 3 lessons: The Little Mermaid with Tam, Beauty and the Beast with Andrea Gomoll, and Snow White with Anna Hamman. Three very different art styles.  All three pieces follow the composition and much of the art style of the teachers.  My own style is in flux right now, but I feel comfortable enough with mixed media art-making to stray somewhat from the instructor when I feel compelled to do so. For these three lessons, I don’t follow the teacher’s techniques to the letter but I do try some new things.

All of the class work is done in my Red Monkey art class journal. It’s 9×12 Leuchterm journal.  Using this journal is a reminder to me that I need to be careful about scanning and selling prints because many of the pages are based on the teacher compositions. When I get ideas from the class, I make a new painting on different paper or on canvas.  Just to keep things kosher, you know.

First up, The Little Mermaid with Tam.  I think by now you know how much I love Tam and her lessons.  In this painting, Tam wanted to empower the Little Mermaid by surrounding her with her friend, the octopus. The seahorse represents love, cuz you know, the male seahorses carry the baby seahorses and the stars represent her sisters. One of Tam’s techniques that I still play with is using graphite for shading – I used it in this piece and have to admit that it’s growing on me.

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Beauty and the Beast, with Andrea Gomoll. I was surprised to learn that her piece was done with layers and layers of watercolors. The colors are so vibrant in her piece.  I don’t own a set of proper watercolors, so I used Neocolors for my version. I strayed a little, but not much. I like Andrea’s style, but it is too stylized for me, so I replicated her composition with the supplies I had on hand.

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Snow White with Anna Hamman.  I was not familiar with Anna’s work when I watched this lesson. I have to admit that I was quite intimidated by this one. She worked almost exclusively in acrylics, with a pencil drawing to start.  She mixed her own black from the primary colors. I didn’t like my first version very much. I used Neocolor 2s with my Montana marker in Shock White to set the Neocolor.  The Montana paint dries to a gloss finish that I didn’t like.  I felt it made my girl look very plastic.

I made a second that I do like, even though I didn’t “finish” it with the trees.  I felt like I got what I wanted out of the lesson. While working on the first version, this time using black Neocolor 2 with gesso (I use Liquitex). I like the result much more.  I may finish the page someday, but I kind of like her the way she is.  A clue that my style is changing – as you know, I’ve been a card-carrying page filler. There’s just something striking about her against the mostly empty background.

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Part of the reason I stopped working on the 2nd version was I had an idea for a larger painting. Anna’s Snow White was painted on a large (probably 15″x22″) watercolor paper.  I took out a piece of 15×22 Canson 140 lb watercolor paper. I flipped through the latest copy of Porter, my current fave fashion magazine and found a photo of a gal with her hands on her head, looking directly into the camera. I sketched her in my own style and replaced the fooferah complicated boho-style outfit the model is wearing with a tee shirt, mixed my own black using Blick Studio acrylics – a sample of their primary colors that I won the last time I was there and started working. As I was working along, the song “Know Your Rights” by The Clash popped into my head, so I wrote that on her tee shirt.

Up to now, my art has been decidedly escapist.  Mermaids, unicorns, doodly flowers, young girly girls and women.  I’ve had a craving lately to work toward art that provokes a response, makes a statement, creates discussion. I think Miss Right continues along the path I headed down with Zeus’ Women.

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Bubbling under the surface is the upcoming Presidential election.  To be honest, I dislike both candidates. Third party candidates get next to no press in favor of sensationalist sound bites of candidate name-calling.  I feel held hostage by the US political machine. One comes across as a 1930s facist tyrant and the other shrilly shouts at the media. It’s a choice between the lesser of two evils, when, in fact, the people don’t elect the President. The Electoral College may or may not take the popular vote into consideration. I’d like to see the US adopt the campaign strategy of Canada: you get 36 days prior to the election to make your point. That’s unlikely to happen because politics is big business, corporations are people, blah, blah, blah.  And that’s why my art leans escapist. The Real World is just so….icky.

Yet, Miss Rights appeared.  She is still a work in progress.  I haven’t done a lot of strictly acrylic paining, so I didn’t know how much of my black I need to mix. I mixed a small batch and had to mix additional batches, each one different.  Then I tried using black out of the tube, on her face. which is when I stopped.  I could see the how interesting it was to mix my own color – it creates an interesting depth you don’t get with black and white out of the tube. Also, my hand was getting sore from the painting.

Perhaps I have something to say about the world other than unicorns, mermaids and Mori Girls.

No one is more surprised than I.

Go forth, stretch your wings and speak your truth, my lovelies.  I’m cheering for you.

classes, Mixed Media, Planners

WIP Planner & Creative Planning E-Class

Hi friends,

I am loving Christy Tomlinson and Cori Steiker (theresetgirl)’s Creative Planning ecourse. I’ll be doing a review of the class after I finish the class. In the meantime, I have started assembling a personal size (3.7″ wide by 6.7″ long) Day Timer planner (they call it portable).

I love my Happy Planner, but it is too big to carry around with me day to day, so I put together this Personal size planner mainly as an extensive list making tool.  Yes, I’ve tried Evernote, but, well, that’s a post for another day…

I admit I have been quite intimidated by the trend of decorating planner pages. I tried some extensive decorating in my Happy Planner but found I’m a more minimalist. That said, I still want a pretty, customized planner.  This class showed me the way.  Thanks Christy and Cori!

Here is a flip through of my Work In Progress.  I already have plans for a color-coordinated planner or two and more so stay tuned for updates. It’s quirky, but I love it so far.

I am using a mix of free and purchased printables, as well as temporarily using the page that came with the planner, although I really am not enjoying them. But, WIP, right?

 Also included with today’s post is a short tutorial on how to use an adjustable 7 hole punch for 6 hole Personal size planners, which are used by Day Timer, Kikki K, Webster’s Color Crush, and others.

Happy planning!
classes, Mixed Media, Paintings

Weeks 31-34

Hi ho, my lovelies.

I thought by grouping my LIfe Book posts, I’d discipline myself to post more frequently and cover more artistic ground.  Not so much.

Ah well, try, try again, right?

Today’s post is Life Book 2015 Weeks 31-34.

Week 31 Hamsa Protection with Rachel Rice
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Week 32 You are Wise with Tam
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Week 33 – haven’t started this lesson

Week 34 Painting the Muse with Alena Hennessy
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2015 Journal Flip

After spending the best part of a couple weekends assembling my Life Book last year, I bought a 9″x12″ Leuchterm 1917 journal for 2015 art class lessons. It’s good for just about all of the mixed media goodness my classes throw at it. Except water-based supplies as the first layer. Lately, my first layer is either Liquitex gesso or writing/doodling with permanent or alcohol markers.

I’ve tried using my Powershot S50, Samsung tablet, and Canon Rebel to get decent videos. They’re ok, but the problems ranged from low res to time limit per clip and file size and format problems. After some research, I picked up a Canon Vixia camcorder this week at Costco.

Yeah, I like Canon products. I’ve been using them so long that I know the controls and like the menu setup.  No, that’s not a paid endorsement.

I wanted to use it in controlled conditions, so instead of taking it to the park for a hoop session, I recorded a short intro and this journal flip of my 2015 on-line class creations. As always, I edit with kdenlive and learn something new with each video. Still trying to figure some stuff out, like fast-forward and slow mo, but I’m getting pretty good at cutting. The camera itself is much simpler to use than the Rebel, plus it has features I haven’t tried yet.

I’ve got my vimeo settings to not allow embedding video, so please follow the link to my journal flip:

https://vimeo.com/136178874

My next video will probably be a hooping video, since I’ve been adding new tricks. My next blog post…hmmm. not sure. Probably the next Life Book installment. Stay tuned.

Fly, be free, my lovelies.