Spread 222 - "Always Watching" April 7, 2018 Vintage and personal and handmade papers, fabric, stitching, black and white gesso, PaperArtsy paints. This spread was started in a recent class with Orly Avineri. Recently Orly and I had our annual trip up to a dear friends cabin in Lake Arrowhead and I finished this there. It [...]
Spread 221 - 3 Totems 25 July 2017 Vintage and personal images, image transfers, Matte medium, Nova color paints, PaperArtsy paints, NoeArt Wax pastels, Micron and Sigano pens. I am back. Back to the world of blogging. I will be doing some more posts in the near future about a project I have been a [...]
Spread 216 - "Covered Me" 18 March 2016 Vintage and personal papers, matte medium, PaperArtsy paints, Nova color paints, black and white gesso, Micron pens, pencil, matte varnish, image transfers with hand-stitched edges. It happens over time. Little by little life covers who we are. We loose touch with who we truly are. When will [...]
Spread 219 - "How Brian Got His Groove Back" January 15, 2017 6.5" X 8” altered book Altered book, vintage and personal papers and images, matte gel, black gesso, Nova Color paints, PaperArtsy paints. This spread is from an altered book class with Orly Avineri. I notice it takes a while to get my groove [...]
Spread 218 - "Heart and Soul on a Page" 15 January 2017 "6.5 X 8" altered book Nova color and PaperArtsy paint, black and white gesso, distress inks, matte medium, matte gel, vintage and personal papers. I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend at an Orly Avineri art retreat with a group of wonderful artists. [...]
Spread 217 - "False Idols" 8.5"X16" 20 Nov 2016 Vintage and personal images, image transfer, gampi paper images, matte gel, matte varnish, Nova Color paints, Signo white gel pen. It has been too long! I started this spread back in October with John Arbuckle, Jacki Long and Irene Raphael in Huntington Beach. I have [...]
Spread 216 - "The Thin Line" 08 August 2o16 Vintage and personal papers, matte medium, water color pencil, Nova Color paint, micron and Sigano pens. For me there is a very thin line.
Spread 215 - "Been Waiting" 15 - 22 April 2015 Vintage and personal images, Nova Color paints, matte varnish, tracing paper transfers, pencil, Micron pen, Sigano white gel pen. I waited so long. Finally. This spread was created with Terry Garrett and Thomas LaBadia playing the journaling game. So much fun sharing together.
Spread 214 - "Two Bears" 22 April 2016 8.5 x 11 journal, Nova color paints, personal and vintage images, gel medium, micron pens.
Spread 213 - Journal Cover - Vol. 12 Oct 2015 - March 12, 2016 Stickers, bumper stickers, calendar pages, personal and found objects, matte gel, Nova color paints, Micron pens, metal tape. I am excited to say that I have moved my blog here to my new website, briankasstle.com. My dear friend Tom helped to [...]
Spread 212 - The Monkey On My Back 12 December 2015 - 20 February 2016 Vintage & personal images, matte gel, matte medium, Nova Color paints, black Micron pen, white Signo gel pen, pencil, white gesso. Sometimes spreads take some time. This was started in a class with Orly in December and I finally "finished [...]
Spread 211 - Totem 21 Jan - 1 Feb, 2016 Vintage and personal images, ink, nova color paint, matte medium. A group photo on the patio of our wonderful space at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, California My class in action! Last January 21-24 I taught along with Roxanne Coble at Tracie Hanson's Creative Nomad [...]
Spread 210 - Matt 20 Jan 2016 Preparing to head to the desert of Palm Springs for my class Totems at Traci Hanson's - Creative Nomad Retreat with Roxanne Coble. Very excited! Not the best photo from my iPhone.
I am excited to tease that Roxanne Coble and I are teaching a 4 day retreat January 21-24, 2016 at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs hosted by Tracie Hanson. Registration begins July 21! Sign up here! There are only 3 spots left!
Spread 209 - Dark 12-13 December 2015 Vintage and personal items and images, matte medium, Nova Color paint, black ink. From an early age I have always seen the brighter side of any situation. I have long developed survival skills enabling me to adapt to a adversity. Perhaps it is my ability to analyze people [...]
Spread 208 - "55" 13 December 2015 Vintage and personal papers and images, matte gel, matte medium, Nova Color paints, black ink, Ranger inks. Created at Orly Avineri's class yesterday amongst wonderful friends.
Orly Avineri's The Journaling Game! I am pleased to help my dear friend Orly Avineri introduce The Journaling Game. A set of 48 cards, 3.5 inches X 3.5. inches in size. The box reads “Sparks of inspiration for individuals who work solo or in a group setting with materials mostly found at home, in nature, [...]
Spread 207 - "Lay It All On Me" October 11- November 23, 2015 Vintage and personal photos, matte medium, black gelly roll pen, Nova color paint, black gesso. For the last few months I have been in a funk. A not happy with my art, not making art funk. A not happy with myself funk. [...]
Spread 206 - Background September 5-6, 2015 White and black gesso, Nova color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers. I had the most wonderful opportunity to co-teach with Orly Avineri on September 5-6, 2015 in our class "Backgrounds/Foregrounds". Which meant so much to me since Orly gave me my start in art journaling. I taught the "backgrounds" [...]
Spread 205 - Boys! - Men! 12 Sept 2015 Vintage and personal papers, photos, found objects, matte medium, Nova Color Paint, Black and white gesso. I came across an interesting article the other day on visual journaling, self-regulation and stress reduction by Cathy Malchodi. You can read the article here. I do visual journaling for [...]