What the brain of an artist looks like :)
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
This is Jazz and I
Jazz was born in 1986
He was my best buddy
He was so handsome!
I have been steadily focuses more and more on drawing and painting and I have a plan for a new series. I am also planning on having an art show at my residence in late summer. Stay tuned for future updates. :)
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
I love handmade art journals! I am not as keen about making them as I am working in them. I do it because I love the results. The ultimate custom work for your own needs is pretty hard to beat.
This first one was inspired by a pad of beautiful Italian paper I bought in a pad. It is a lovely ivory colour and has a deckled edge. I simply folded it in half and used the full size of the sheet.
I painted the outside sheet of each signature with my Gelli plate in fresh spring colours and used the Coptic stitch to bind it. The covers are birch panels from the art store and it was also painted with the Gelli plate.
This journal is made to explore using Yupo. Yupo is a synthetic paper made from resin. The cover is actually Terraskin which is a similar paper made from limestone and resin only thicker. This cover was also painted using my trusty Gelli plate. The strap is just a left over scrap of the Terraskin. I used the long stitch binding method for this journal.
I have been having a blast in the year long class "Year of the Spark"
Lynn Whipple and Carla Sonhiem have been putting together great classes full of fun and inspiration. And the Facebook group has also been such a great place for support and inspiration. I am so happy I joined up!
Thursday, 14 August 2014
I am using my iPad Air for taking these close up shots.
It is fun to use it in positions you could't fit a traditional camera.
Can you guess what these are?
Close of leather and copper journal
Lichen on wood
Inside of cracked coffee cup
Reflection of deck roof on glass table
Close up of painted canvas and wood frame
Gizelle's (my horse) foot
Clematis seed pod and horse shoe
Dried flower stems
Detail of Gelli print
Japanese paint brush bristles
Thursday, 7 August 2014
This is Julep
Signed up for Carla Sonheim's Art Camp
I made Julep under the guidance counsellor of
It was a blast and will definitely be doing more like this!
Then under the guidance counsellor of Karine Swenson
we did studies in values with a fun subject
I picked an childhood favourite
The Troll :)