Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day 703: Still away ...

paper collage & marker on canvas

but should be back on track soon?

A smile for Sunday ...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day 702: Check-in!

paper collage & marker on canvas

Away for a bit ...
details forthcoming.

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Day 701: The ladies outdid themselves!

junk mail, tissue & magazine collage

Today was the fourth and last class
of the Mixed Media Journal Workshop series.

by Amelia

And it's true, the ladies outdid themselves!

by Amelia

One assignment was to create a face ...


using acrylics, collage & or markers.

by Brandy

With the goal of exaggeration ...

by Crystal,Amelia,Jeannie,Patty & Brandy

the freer, the better.

Then, taking the same approach with stamps ...

me by Leslie

to be free and have fun ...

by Marilyn, Irene, Mary, Amelia & Brandy

and the results were spectacular!

by Valerie

And time for freestyle work.

by Irene, Crystal, Mary& Marilyn

Each was asked to create a page ...
in a progressive journal to be filled in future classes.

by Valerie

Couldn't have asked for a better group.

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 700: 700 in a row?

junk mail, tissue & magazine collage

Why yes, it is, ... today!
700 consecutive days, voluntarily.
It has to be some kind of record for me.
Seems like I should celebrate?
But I am busy right now,
so I will wait for #730?
Any suggestions?

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Day 699: I checked on the Pacific ...

journal page from Mixed Media Journal Class, ASW

It's still there!

My anonymous friend and I made our annual trek to the ... 

 located in The Strand, in Dana Point.

A 7500 sq.ft. estate overlooking the Pacific.

Interior pictures were not allowed ...
but a beautiful day outside.

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 698: Angels and a journal!

BookAngel, digital collage

This is the fourth month that...
I have worked on a traveling round-robin journal.
You can see earlier journal work here, here & here.

Michele's handmade, hand-covered 6-1/2" x 8" journal

This month I have Michele Unger's journal.

blank heavy 140# cold press watercolor paper

The dreaded blank spread.
Where to start?

I had just finished the "WildChild" job ...
and had these wonderful papers left over.
So I started with the front and back.

Still not sure of my plans, but I have always admired ...
how both John and Terry alter their center insert.

So I rounded all four corners ...
and added the same shape to both front & back covers.

At this point I saw the three ovals as faces ...

and added paper for hair, that would work for all three.

First/opening spread ... aka angel #1

Then I decided they would be angels ...

Middle spread ... aka angel #2

Maybe you've heard of "Charlie's Angel's"?

Final/last spread ...aka angel #3

Well, meet Michele's Angels!

A smile for Tuesday ...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 697: I am ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille!

"WildChild" 40 x 40" paper collage on canvas

Okay, not really. 
At least not of me.
But I do love close-ups of small areas.
And yesterday, when "WildChild" was complete ...

I got up close and personal.

taking shots of small parts ...

 making individual compositions ...

which to me, are very pleasing.

To me, almost each one of these ...

could be a nice work on it's own.

But maybe that's just me.

If nothing else, it could be a game?

To see if you can find each snippet in the original?

Or whatever floats your boat?

I really do thank you for stopping by.

A smile for Monday ...