I recently watched a video from Ingrid Dijkers about re-purposing a three ring binder into an art journal. The concept got me thinking about an address book I bought years ago and never got around to filling in. My contacts are all digital now so it seemed like a great idea to use it for an art journal. I ended up collage-ing over it.
So now I had this fun new art journal binder and I thought about what I should use for pages. I remembered I had watched another video years ago on creating journal pages with Teesha Moore. I had a big stack of “card” pages and by chance they were exactly the right size for the binder. So I punched holes in them and now I am taking them out one by one and working on the base pages I had started. I felt so happy resurrecting these things!
a close up of the details…
the fridge in my work break room
This project asked you to send in a photograph of the contents of your fridge*
I grew up in family that called them an “ice box” ….#oldasdirt
Yesterday was so much fun meeting so many bloggers at the Blogging for Bliss party.
I have always been too shy to really leave comments and interact, thinking somehow I don’t really know enough about blogging, or somehow my blog isn’t a “real” blog -just me fooling around. I am not sure why but I decided it really is time to fully plunge into the blog pool and not just dunk in my little toe. I am still working my way through the party list and hugely enjoying all the eye candy and all the amazing creativity that abounds, it is awesome and humbling and so inspirational! My copy of Blogging for Bliss arrives tomorrow from Amazon, and being me I can never just stop at one book, I am also getting An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory and Image Transfer Workshop: Mixed-Media Techniques for Successful Transfers by Darlene McElroy.
This should be lots of inspiration for my artwork and my blog! We are going down to the beach on Friday and I’m excited I’ll have some fabulous reading.
I came across some photos of some cards I had made a few years ago when I was fooling around with Soul Collage. I liked the process of thinking about the various aspects of your psyche and creating the collages, but the whole tarot like process of doing stuff with the deck of cards left me cold…I still quite like the cards though, and they are still me…..
This is “The Source” card
I love moleskine notebooks and signed up today to participate in a national sketchbook project that will tour as an exhibit. The Sketchbook Project will send me a moleskine and a theme, I fill it up and send it back to them for the exhibit…should be a fun and interesting challenge.
Confirmed Exhibition Dates:
December 11 – 13, 2009 Atlanta, GA
Art House Gallery
309 Peters St Atlanta, GA 30313
February 19 – 21, 2010 Brooklyn, NY
303 Grand St.Brooklyn, NY 11211
April 8 – 11, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Art and Shelter Gallery at The Salvation Army Alegria
2737 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
April 16 – 18, 2010 Saint Louis, MO
Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th St Saint Louis, MO 63104