Friday, February 22, 2013
Happy Friday, the Art Journal Caravan in its 3rd week in Paris, getting ready for the final week there, I wanted to do a page on Maurice Chavalier before we leave, oh how I love a French accent and the language itself is one of my favorites. I think I have seen just about everything Mr. Chavalier has ever done. Have a safe and fun weekend, hugs
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I am learning to blend my images with other images in PhotoShop, the girl is mine and used elements from Beth Rimmer "Butterflies" DeviantArt Scraps and the forest background is from Emka "A Secret Place" Scrapbook Graphics, the parrot is from Mr. Whiskers "AirPirates" DeviantArt Scraps. Happy Wednesday, hugs
Monday, February 18, 2013
This weekend I played a lot with my Spellbinder's paperdoll die for an art journal page. This morning as I was cleaning off my table some, I noticed magic had happened on my spray sheet, I love it when that happens, so I scanned it in and turned it into an art journal page, with my new favorite paperdoll that in real life is hinged together with brads, so he will move his legs and arms and make me smile, I am sometimes so easyily amused.
My journaling says, "life so often seems like a puzzle we juggle, not knowing what to do with all the pieces. One minute it makes sense, the next it disappears. But, if we give it time the entire picture appears, as if by magic we understand"
Have a wonderful Monday, and a good week, hugs
Saturday, February 16, 2013
I get closer and closer to my Bamboo Create Tablet every day, my PhotoShop skills are getting there, but have sacrificed some of my drawing skills to lack of consistency, so I am taking at least one hour a day from PS and working on drawing. While playing with my art journal pages, I have fallen in love with art dolls, I wanted a quirky one of my own, so this is one of my first honest sketches in a while, she is a line drawing and then worked her over with Copic markers and then took her to photoshop. Umbrella and leaves are from Emeto "Welcome Winter" kit.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend. Hugs
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Happy Friday and have a fun and safe weekend. Hugs
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Oh boy, we have a new port of call this week at Art Journal Caravan, which took me on a little side trip to investigate Troubadours, especially 1100-1200AD, which is about the time of their appearance and high activity. The loose translation of Troubadour is to invent or write, they were initially from the upper classes because it took education in order to write the songs and poems and compose the music. The subject matter was generally isolated to their local and addressed, politics, religion, and LOVE. The information was no tightly woven to truth, snipits here and there but the songs were written to entertain and sway the masses to adopt an idea or political/religious attitude. So wouldn't you say these were the social networking devices of the 1100 and 1200's, much like our facebook, twitter, etc, lol.
Okay, but what is a Troubairitz? It is a woman Troubadour, they were much fewer in numbers and their works rarely survived. I did find this one which gave me a good morning giggle. For more information on Troubadours in France visit this link. Troubadours
So as I am reading, this page began playing around in my head. The background paper and jounaling block is from Vivas "Grazioso" kit. The Turbadours and flourish are from the internet. So wishing you LOVE this week as we go into Valentine week, hugs
Monday, February 4, 2013
Last week I had a coffee date with a friend, one of the things we talked about was playing with canvas in our art journals, I shared that natural canvas (duck dloth) from the fabric store was a fun element to play with. When I got home, I could not quit thinking about duck cloth, so I dug out mine out and started to play. I punched out this heart with one of the Spellbinder's dies, duck cloth ravels a lot, so what happens after painting and playing with it are these jagged edges, I loved them and took the heart to photoshop and created an element. I scanned in an old pillow case that I can not part with and created a background paper with creases and folds. Then used two brushes I created of spatters and hearts. Put them all together with some fun words and you have a Valentine. Hope everyone has a fabulous LOVE filled week, hugs