Spread 155 – Enough

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Spread 155 – Enough

Dec  7 – 24 2013

Found and vintage papers, Black and white gesso, Sigano white gel pen, black Micron pens, Nova Color paints, matt medium, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, matt varnish.

It starts as a conversation with John, or Terry, or Orly, or someone in a class, or my partner. You all contribute to a spread. It is a collaboration of sorts. I work in layers, first paint and paper, then gesso, matt medium, more paper and paint. It builds up, I am not feeling it. I work in layers, layers of my mind. I have to get to that deeper layer inside and outside on the spread. Adding, subtracting, obsessing. Is it enough, is it me? Suddenly it happens I don’t know when or where it happens. I am there. As you can see this spread happened between December 7 to today, December 24. It’s part of a conversation in my head, or a mindlessness, it happens… enough.

2018-05-03T13:39:48+00:00December 25th, 2013|Art Journals|10 Comments


  1. Orly December 25, 2013 at 9:07 am - Reply

    This is fabulous!

  2. Louise Kirby December 25, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply


  3. roberta December 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Thank you for giving me something else to read this AM besides Merry you-know-what. Sigh………….

  4. Terry Garrett December 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    I really find this one to be deep- I love the depth in it’s structure. I also love the outlining in white- what kind of white pen is that- Sorry I am sure I have asked you that before.

  5. Patti sandham December 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    I feel you Brian as I get lost in layers of paint and paper too. What a wonderful spread. So glad you also joined a stand for journaling and I found you and your art.


  6. pearlandroses December 26, 2013 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Intriguing layering and beautiful colors.

  7. clare December 26, 2013 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Riveting! The depth in the layers invite one to stay awhile and explore.
    See your work on A Stand for Art Journaling.

  8. Seth December 27, 2013 at 4:09 am - Reply

    What a sensational page. Truly one of your best!

  9. john December 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    WOW! Totally wonderful spread! I love the fact that you are having conversations with us as you complete the work. 🙂

  10. jspatton53 January 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I stumbled upon your site about a month ago and have enjoyed it immensely. Your work, the blog links, everything about the site is inspirational. I only wish I was closer to LA (I’m in Alabama, of all places) to take advantage of the labs and workshops that are listed. Keep up the good work! John

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