This Life Book exercise was all about letting go, not feeling the need for things to be perfect. Getting a little wild. I loved this project, but of course I did not follow the example precisely. Lately I go where ever a piece leads. My theme (as it emerged) was more wild abandon, being free, […]

I debated for awhile if I should post this. I really did not intend originally for it to be a “dark” page, and certainly I did not intend for it to look like a crime scene. It started off very sweet and then when I got a hold of the red acrylic ink things started […]

Using the technique outlined in my earlier post, I did a few more faces. I have been calling these “cheat” paintings because the paint goes directly over a photograph. But I am learning that it takes more to make the painting actually come to life, a real attention to detail; and I love studying the […]

Hello all, I dropped back into Life Book this week, and I’m glad I did. This week we learned a simple way to paint a face that you can use in an art journal or collage or basically however you would like: painting over a photograph. When I was younger I used to draw fairly […]

I have been attacking this small journal lately to the exclusion of all other artistic pursuits, including LifeBook which I actually paid for 🙂 Oh well, lately I’m all about just doing the thing that  makes me the happiest, and that has been just collaging away in the small journal. This is a favorite quote, […]

Not much to say about this one. Just working out some feelings 🙂 To make this I played with maps, pages from a technical manual, washi tape, acrylic, sharpie, water colors, tin foil, tissue paper, pencil, ink. The stamped text in the foreground reads: high wire. caution. The hand written text in the background reads: […]

A quick collage I put together yesterday, reminiscent of this earlier map collage. I was feeling antsy and out of sorts and I needed a calming activity. Originally, I was just going to sort through some paper to see if I could get rid of anything (yeah, right…) but I mostly just sat there and […]

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