Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Favorite

I'm finishing up a little journal project that I've been working on this month. Cathy passed along the info from Utrecht Art Supply, and Casey and I decided to join her in the fun. We each received a small Moleskine journal which we filled with the theme of "my favorite." We'll mail the journals back to Utrecht where they will be displayed in the store for about a month. Afterward, we'll each receive another artist's journal in return.

My journal is all about mail which has been a favorite of mine since childhood. It's done primarily in collage and I've added some mail-related text. The collage is made from envelopes, postage stamps, rubber stamps, and a few other mail-related odds and ends. The small journal size made it easy to work on in short spurts and office lunch hours.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Good Onya!

Making a dream come true can sometimes be an arduous and complicated task. For those who won't stop until they get there, I say, "good onya!"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Window Art

During a recent Collage Journaling class, we had the opportunity to create window art. Most of the work done in class up to this point was "private." This was our chance to create a "public" art piece as well as a temporary art piece. We were each given a window to work with, but not to keep. Whatever we created would be removed at the end of class. The only stipulation was that the art had to contain our own written words as text.

I chose "I cannot live in a world without color" as my text. The first pane was painted black and the paint was scraped away with a razor blade to reveal the large magazine clipping of an eye attached to the back of the window. The second pane was also painted black and the words were written with white ink from an eye dropper. The words in the third pane were scratched into the paint with a sharp instrument and the color comes from a magazine page attached to the back. The last pane was made with letters cut from magazine pages and this time the back of the window was painted black to make the letters pop.

Creating art on a window was a totally new experience for me. So was creating a temporary piece of art that I knew I wouldn't be able to keep when it was finished. I'm now on the lookout for an old window that I can use for a future project. I like the option of being able to scrape the work away and start again whenever the mood strikes for a continually changing piece of art.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Postcards

I spent some time this weekend lettering a few more postcards after it was brought to my attention that I haven't sent any in a while. One is actually a Seinfeld quote, but the subject matter kind of relates to Australia, so I'll send it off with the others. I'm having way too much fun with these!