Here are a couple journal pages I’ve been working on lately. These are actually within an altered book for a round robin I am in. What do you think? The theme of this altered book is Good Vs. Evil.
Another journal page I am working on. I started with a magazine photo and painted over it with acrylic paints. Then went back in with a white gel paint on top of the image. It was pretty fun almost completely covering the image with paint, then pulling back in the details.
Been making carved stamps today. I’ve used soft cut Lino blocks and speedball cutters to make these. Then I used a StazOn ink pad to test the prints. This way I can check how they print and make any additional fixes to the block. These are pretty addicting.
Altered book spread I did tonight. A bit spooky and still needs some text. But a good start.
Here are a few more pages of the journal I’ve been working on. Big fun. I’m enjoying working on paper again.
Here’s a fun journal page I worked on last night. Mixed media, collage and paints with copic pens.
Well, looking better! At least I have a surface to work on. I went to OSH and got some organizer baskets so I can keep things in one place instead of spread or stacked on the desk. Next, work on priming pages in this journal you see.
OK, when there’s no room on the art table to make art you know it’s time to clean. My goal this weekend is to make some room on my desk so I can work on the big blank book that’s right on the top there. Problem is, all these supplies are essential. Hmm. OK, weell, […]
Inspired by Leonard Cohen’s “Who by Fire”. I love this wonderful song. The imagery and creativity and thought put into the words. Illustration is a play on life and death and mirror reflection. Paint, henna stencil and pencil drawing. Left panel is stamped and images from the hipstamatic camera for iPhone were printed on canvas […]
Poc Chuc Restaurant in San Francisco. Graffiti covered van in San Francisco. Building downtown SF. City Hall, San Francisco. Crossing the Golden Gate. Sculpture at the hotel’s garden. Sculpture at the hotel’s garden. Theater in downtown Sonoma. Architecture at an old building, downtown Sonoma. Mission Sonoma. At the mission in Sonoma. Chess Garden at the […]
Photos I took on the Hipstamatic for iphone at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. There were some awesome old computers. If you are local to the Bay Area and are a bit of a geek, like me – you’ll enjoy it. Since when are ‘Pac Man’ and ‘Pong’ history? 😉
This is a sketch I did on a paper grocery bag. I’m adding it as a tip-in page into the altered book. I find tip-ins a good way to use the doodles I create while on the phone. Some of them can be pretty cool! Page illustration. My book theme is ‘Lyrica Obscura’. The words […]
Preparing the Altered Book. Removing pages, gluing pages, and waiting for them to dry. Back Cover. I sanded the cover, then painted the book with good acrylic paint and used metallic pens. This isn’t done, I’m just getting started! Interior Page. Working on laying in a strong base for collage. Acrylics, pens. Interior Cover. The […]
Since I’ve been feeling under the weather I’ve been doing small projects in front of the TV while I rest – ATCs, painting pottery and doing some finishing work on various small projects. I’ve had these Day of the Dead clay magnets in a box for well over a year, just waiting for magnets to […]
Here’s the Frida ATC all painted with watercolors. I really like the way this turned out! (She looks a tiny bit angry though. lol)
Here are a couple of new ATCs I’ve been working on. The Santa was inspired after watching the Macy’s Day Parade. Christmas with a twist. The other Frida / Catrina card was inspired by a Mexican folk art compact I bought a few months ago. I’ve never done any other types of skulls besides traditional […]
Working on painting some small trays about 6″ x 6″. I used underglazes on low fire clay. These are in the kiln and will need to be overglazed with transparent and fired one more time. I think I like the contrast between the bright color and the simple black and white. I think I might […]
Treasures from the kiln. Check out the haul. 🙂 Opening the kiln is always big fun. Perfect firing, nothing lost, nothing needing to be re-fired. Getting ready for my show in November. Hoping to get in one more load before then.