Monday, January 26, 2009

This is the Art Journal Cover I created.

My motivation was a book I purchased called

"Taking Flight, by Kelly Rae Roberts.

I am just in awe of her talent and I love looking at her work.

Now to make the pages and add some

words. I actually have words on her. They are ,

Search, Explore and Leap. It didn't come up on this photo though.

It's my computer again. Always. Someday I might learn how to

use it.

The second of my beeswax collage from our workshop. I didn't find the images I was hoping for but this still is motivation for me to keep working in this medium. So much fun.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yesterday was great day for me as I took a workshop with Marilyn Rock who taught us the ins and outs of using beeswax in a mixed media collage.
Here is the result of my first ever piece of this nature.
The other students also had wonderful results and for me it was more than a class. For the first time I threw away any reservations I may have had and just did it. The feeling was exhilerating and freeing. Couldn't wait to start another one and so I completed a second one as well. The post to come later. (I'm still struggling with the computer.)
The excitement lasted all day and into my thoughts while waiting to go to sleep.
However, in the am today (Sunday) I felt like I crashed and burned. I was so tired I didn't want to go to work. ( I love going to work!!) And, didn't want anything to do with my studio or this. What happened? Anybody know? I did see some good friends at work and a little interest popped up, but maybe I need to take a day or two to contemplate what really happened. I felt like I took flight and then crashed. Anyone got any ideas? Regardless, I still love my piece and will probably never give this one away.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Self Portrait

In an attempt to learn about how to paint like some of the artists I see on blogs, I purchased an Inspiration & Techniques book called "Mixed Media Self-Portraits" by Cate Coulacos Prato. After reading it, I decided, that although I really don't want to do a self-portrait, I would give it a shot. Of course it looks nothing like any of the portraits in her book as they are mostly painted with symbolism, rather than reality.

For whatever happened, this is how it came out. Those who know me will hopefully see some resemblence. Ok, stop laughing. Perhaps a younger me? Now it's my turn to laugh.

Anyhow, my first attempt. Perhaps the next one will be with symbols for the person I see myself to be. I need to get the proportions down and off I go.

Feedback please, but try not to hurt too much. I CAN
take it. Dish it out.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let it Snow

Have been soul searching for the reason I started this blog and it is time to say maybe it was the wrong time, however I have vowed this year to move forward and start to free myself of the ego involved and realize that things are the way they are supposed to be.

My expectations for myself where perhaps grandiouse and I am dissappointing myself in what I fail to produce. I will try harder this year, but erase the expectations so that I can truly free myself and go to the "land of art" where I hope to reside.
At least my soul.

My first endeavor is to out myself. I am a clutterbug and everything I see I want to keep because I might have a need for it. I am in the midst of making a little 8 X 10 foot bedroom (The size of an area rug) into a studio for myself and it is not easy when you have as much stuff as I have accumulated for just this occassion! I struggle with weeding out and deciding that now that I have the room for myself, I may actually USE this "stuff". I'll check back with you in a year or 6 months. I would love to post pictures, but honestly I'd be embarrassed. When I can figure out how to do that, I'll out myself publicly for sure.

On to the Land of Art. Thanks to all my friends to support by endeavors.


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