Sunday, 18 October 2009

A journaling Fool

A misty fall view out my art studio door this morning, the Honey Locust tree has turned golden and the lighting is quite amazing.
This is where I want to be right now. :)

I love working on backgrounds in my journals. This one is done with gesso and a paper towel, then fluid acrylics on top.

I was playing around with my fan brush and Sumi ink, adding it to many pages. This next one started off with Sumi ink, which isn't permanent so to avoid smearing it I was tried using Portfolio Oil pastels over top and had a lot of fun with it.
This next one too is with Sumi ink and oil pastels. I love how the fan brush leaves lots of white spaces in the brush strokes.

I have just fallen in love with all things teal. Here is a background with 3 layers of different teals (or turquoise).
Teal and mauve, why not!

Kell and I got together last weekend and the word of the day was Funky.
May I present ThE FUnKy GyPsy
I was inspired to work with stencils after getting the second issue of Art Journaling from Stampington. Love this new Journaling magazine!
It also inspired me to use my sewing machine. I used text pages from my Russian text book to create this star spread. The star is fabric sandwiched in the paper then stitched.
Here is more text pages stitched and then ripped to create the frame.
The next piece was started with a wash of Sumi ink and then I used a gold gel pen and doodled all over it around the stencils and frame. I painted with Quinachridone Crimson as the main accent colour on this spread.
More doodleing

I got some new music. One of my favorites is Herbie Hancock, The Joni Letters. It is wonderful! He has a lot of guest singers, Nora Jones, Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell and my favorite of all is River with Corrine Bailey Rae. Oh so beautiful!!!


lynne h said...

good grief, patti! i think i'm gonna have to come back to take this all in! wow! i know i say 'wow' every time i come here -- i can't help it! these pages are all so delectably perfect... so eye and heart smilingly perfect...

i'm gonna have to order the art journaling magazine. i've looked for it at barnes and noble (etc.), but no one has it.

mauve and teal - yes!!


Marilyn Rock said...

Incredible journaling Pattio! Love your approaches to your backgrounds and I can see where you enjoy that. Beautiful - all of it! xxoo

sam said...

fludity-wonderful-incredible-gosh darn it--i can't even find the adjectives for this blog and your cool, cool art--one word would be an inspiration so great that i am not finishing my husband's tastey weekend pancakes--i am running to my studio to "art"--sam