Friday, February 23, 2007
I am really enjoying the process of how the pages come together. It often takes several days in different layers for the pages to be completed. This is a completely new way for me to work. I usually want to get my projects done all in one sitting. Very cool stuff!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I also put together a collage of my woodcuts. I used gesso for the first time as a base for the page on the right. I then wiped on and off two colors of acrylic paint. The gesso is a wonderful way to add flexibility and texture to the paper. On the left side, I used a piece of Japanese wrapping paper. It has characters and pictures all over it. I wrote words on it in india ink that I bought last year and never used. It is fun to work with. I love how it flows off of the brush and stays so dark even after it dries. I am having a great time experimenting with things I have collected and saved. Everything has its own time and place.
More Mixed Media
What fun! I created 6 random fabric pages yesterday by sewing together blocks of vintage fabric i have had in my stash. i had no rhyme or reason for what i put together, except that i like them and the colors. Well, today I realized that they are the perfect compliment to 3 of my pages, and fit perfectly in my journal. I am so excited!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Mixed Media Art Class
I am taking an art class at the Art Students League of Denver, and I am having the best time. Meeting the teacher and the other students is as much fun as creating the art. Here are a few of my favorites so far...
Oodles of Doodles, Art is in Everything! and My Fiber Art.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Boy! Where did the week go? I have been so busy taking business and art classes that I haven't had time to finish the needle felted sheep I am working on. He will be done soon, so stay tuned. I had a great time in my photoshop elements class this week. I made a collage about my parrotlet, Gilbert. It celebrates the trip to CA we took to bring him home in July 2001.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Needle Felted Corgi
I just finished this little corgi. He is for my sister and his name is Moe. I tried to make it look like her little dog. I was so excited, I had to post it right away. So Melly, if you sign in before I get to give him to you... Surprise! :)