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Yup! Another art journal! Crowabout2! This is one of 4 journals I am working in now. hehe I created this one on Friday. It is bound with coptic binding! It has four signatures all together and has a hard bound cover! I tried taking a picture with my camera but it came out all blurry so I just scanned it lol...All the pages inside are different sizes so some of them are overflowing and larger than the covers itself. I meant for that to happen! :)
I have been painting all the pages so I have a launching pad to start my collages on! I think now I have a grand total of 15 art journals! Yippy! 3 of which are in binders and stuffed to the gils!
Not the greatest photo but here is a side view of the coptic binding! I think it would of looked a whole lot better with more signatures. But it was a first go at it!
I am outtie here to fill up my coffee mug again and paint some more pages!
It's a rainy day in SC...And a welcomed one! The last couple days have been in the high 70's to low 80's...with 90% humidity! Whew! It doesn't know whether to be cold or hot here LOL It is suppose to drop down at night here in a couple days and then warmer again!...No wonder everyone is getting sick! Wish it would make up it's mind...One day your storing winter clothes and dragging them back out the next LOL
Anywho! Thought I would post a couple art pieces I have been playing with the last few days while fighting off a cold...which by the way...I feel sooooooo much better today! Thank you for the well wishes!
This first piece is titled, "For the Love of Circles." I know not very circle-ie is it?! LOL There is a few in there! Just had circles on the brain for some reason!
"Good Egg" is the title for this next piece! Ummm ya..
This next one is a bit different...lots of layers and on the thick side..."Promise" is the title for this one! Different but me likey!
I tried out the "fusion dyed paper toweling" from Traci Bautistas book..."Collage Unleashed." I liked the book ok as far as the eye candy and I will leave it at that...and I thought I used alot of paper! LOL She's got me beat hands down! LOL
I am telling you though...adhering paper towels to a surface was not an easy task...I don't know about anyone else that has tried this but sure takes alot of glue! Not sure I will be using this technique as much! But it was enjoyable none the less! I am not quite finished with it just yet as I ordered me some stamps(ya you heard me!)lol and then finish it up with those! Can't wait to get the stamps to be honest. I know...Nance doesn't use to many stamps! I have made a few cheapie stamps for myself out of stuff around the house. That I will share another time...For now I wish you all a fabulous day and weekend...I will be back to post possibly early next week! Much love and hugs!
"Everyday Life"...Journal Art Page. This is a personal fav!
By tomorrow morning I will have 4 new Journal Art Pages up for grabs on Etsy! I even have one new surprise in my shop! Do you like Inchie Art...those fabulous one by one inch tiny addictions!? Well do I have just the thing! I have created an Inchies Collage Sheet...with over 50 mini vintage images for your squared art!
Ummm hmmm...Did I show this one already? LOL Oh well..."Rediscovering Me"...I am so scatter brained lately..its a surprise I get any one thing done! LOL
RIght now I am getting a bunch of stuff packaged up to ship off to that little store in Wisconsin...the one I told you about that I am going to consign with! Kim the owner...set me a lovely hand made card and a few goodies...so she will get a special treat also! :) With going consignment...I made up some really cool baggie toppers with Crowabout on it! They are so cool! Me wuv em! hehe So, if by chance you purchase stuff from my shop on Etsy you'll get to see them first hand! :D
I am off to go take me some Dayquil...Yup! Got a cold! ugh! A nasty chest cold. I haven't been sick with really anything for about 3 years! With the exception of getting enemic...that's a nassy feeling too! On top of everything I have allergies with itchy watery eyes and I think my eyes are about to float right out of my head! LOL Ready to poke em out!!! lol Anywho! I am off to finish up my packaging! More another time! Much love and missing you all! Hugs!
Nope! No photos, no art today. Busy stock piling it all up! :) For awhile I was posting on Vox about sharing what I see from where I sit whilst looking out my window, with my morning coffee in tow...The vox thing got too much for me...one blog is enough for me! I get overwhelmed easily! LOL
I am not the best at writing but here goes:
Today I sit with my coffee, while looking out my dining room window, the sun is now rising!
Gloriously bright with streaks of yellowish white cutting through the sky. In my tiny humble garden, the daffodils have started to bloom. A lovely golden yellow as to tell me Spring has come.
The grass is still brown as of yet, but green puffy patches of grass are starting to grow, letting me know a beautiful green grassy lawn is on it's way!
Happily the birds they do sing, singing sweetly a melody just for me. Ahh my fine feathered friends my soul sings a happy song too. Just past the fence I see, fluffy brown squirrels at play. They scurry about so quickly, like children at play.
The sun, now brighter and more brilliant, filters through my window and lands upon my shoulders. Warming me with it's sweetness and grace as if God has placed his gracious hand on me to say, good morning and granting me a new day.
My beautiful white cat with black markings about his head, tiny nose and tail is now encircling my legs as he makes his rounds I hear him purring. He now sits at my feet, glancing up at me and with a soft meow, he beckons me to fill his dish. As I make my way through the sun filled kitchen with my cat at my heals, I scoop up a cup of crunchy, tasty morsels and walk back to his dish. While I fill his bowl my cat nudges my hand with the top of his head and purring contently all the while. He chomps down his breakfast, then takes a few licks out of his water dish and trods off towards the kitchen door, looks back at me and lets out a tiny meow as to say, let me out to play.
Ok! Now that I have probably completely embarrassed myself with my writings, I am off to start my day! With much love and hugs! Have a beautiful day!
I've been doing alot of thinking lately and art lol....Alot of rediscovery of something I once enjoyed combined with the now! Thank you to a very dear friend who helped me understand this...YOU know who you are! :)
This first piece is titled, "New Eyes" You will notice in the last few art pieces and the current ones there is a connection going on that I really didn't realize till this moment! Weird! ;)
Some of you have read some of my recent Journal Art Pages and asked how my DH was...and what was going on...My dh has a cushion between two discs in his spine on his neck that has deteriated(sp)and spread out, causing the two discs in his spine to rub on each other and causing him much pain. He has had xrays taken and a CT scan of this....his doctor recommended a spine specialist...at first they were going to give him shots of cortizone to try to help...the specialist suggested that my DH go to physical therapy 2 times a week for this month (not sure how long this will continue) and see if this might help...they are doing everything possible to avoid surgery at this time. Hopefully it won't come to that...but if they do they will fuse those to discs together so that they will not rub and cause pain. I just feel for my guy so much and hope they rid him of this awful pain. He is still working full time and has been given an even better postition at work and seemed to come just in time...which means less strain on him but with the same pay he was getting(not sure about that part we are still in the dark about it). So this is more of a promotion for him,,,and he so deserves it! :) YOU GO DH! Love you sooooooo very much!
This next piece is titled, "Missing Link" Now come to think of it my subconsious is working out things with out me knowing about it LOL This piece actually has two meanings...And it just occured to me! LOL Strange how the subconscious works eh?!
I think this rediscovery is not what I first thought..which was that I felt I was going backwards...when in fact I was moving forward the whole time! A growth time for me I suppose...?? As long as it is internal and not an external growth...goodness me...I surely don't need anymore external growth LOL Oh! Thats just baby fat ;) *snicker* hehe
Ok! I am off and running! I got lots of mail to go out and finish up with that and got lots of writing to do! :D Love to all!
New art! This piece is titled, "Words." I love my quotes integrated into my art! They are an inspiration for me as you have also seen them in later works that I created! And lately, I am not finding quotes that fit my mood...soooooo I have been writing my own! :) "Taking chances is the only way to find answers to our what if's."
It is not always quotes that inspire me! It can be a number of things! Music, Nature, Color, a Friend and My Children! It can be one or all of those things combined!
With my Journal Art Pages...It is my way of letting go and showing the world who I am! Sometimes I write alot and sometimes very little! Another part of the time I just want the art to tell the story!
For instance...here I have journaled the whole page! Why? Cuz I can! lol I love to write! I am not the best writer and so that is where images and color come in! For me..face images are very important in my art! Why? Facial expressions! They say soooooo very much about a particular mood I am in. To be honest...I can be so very excited about something and my face will not show it...I have no idea why! Like...let's say..I win something or whatever...I may smile...but inside my soul is elated and dancing! :) That is why I like this type of art I do...I can take everything I am feeling and flood a piece of paper with color, words and images! Art is just the most wonderful thing...As so is my family, friends and ooooooooooh yes! And cheesecake! Ok! Chocolate too! LOL Titled..."To Chance"
This last piece is titled, "Spirit." I think here the little birdie tells the story! I will let the art tell you the story! :)
Now...Go Play! Enjoy the process! Don't worry so much about the outcome! Just let it flow! Every piece of art you do..is important and has a meaning!