Brian Kasstle

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Spread 221 – 3 Totems

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 [...]

September 30th, 2017|Art|2 Comments

Spread 220 – Covered Me

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 [...]

March 18th, 2017|Art|6 Comments

Spread 219 “How Brian Got His Groove Back”

  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 [...]

January 22nd, 2017|Art, Art Journals|7 Comments

Spread 218 – Heart and Soul on Paper

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. [...]

January 16th, 2017|Art|8 Comments

Spread 217 – False Idols

  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 [...]

November 21st, 2016|Art|2 Comments

Spread 216 – The Thin Line

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.

August 9th, 2016|Art|7 Comments

Spread 215 – “Been Waiting”

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.

May 18th, 2016|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|8 Comments

Spread 214 – Two Bears

  Spread 214 - "Two Bears" 22 April 2016 8.5 x 11 journal, Nova color paints, personal and vintage images, gel medium, micron pens.

May 2nd, 2016|Art, Art Journals|5 Comments

My new website and Spread 213 – Journal Cover – Vol. 12

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, My dear friend Tom helped to [...]

Spread 212 – The Monkey On My Back

  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 [...]

February 20th, 2016|Art Journals|8 Comments

My class – Totems at The Creative Nomad Retreat

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 [...]

February 3rd, 2016|Art Journals|5 Comments

210 – Matt

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.

January 20th, 2016|Art Journals|11 Comments

4 Day Retreat at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

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!

January 7th, 2016|Workshops|0 Comments

Spread 209 – Dark

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 [...]

January 4th, 2016|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|10 Comments

Spread 208 – "55"

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.

December 14th, 2015|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|6 Comments

Orly Avineri’s The Journaling Game!

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, [...]

December 13th, 2015|Art Journals|8 Comments

Spread 207 – "Lay It All On Me"

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. [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Art Journals|4 Comments

Spread 206 – Background

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" [...]

September 30th, 2015|Art Journals|10 Comments

Spread 205 – Boys! – Men!

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 [...]

September 12th, 2015|Art Journals|4 Comments

September 2015 Workshop – Teaching with Orly Avineri in Redondo Beach

I am thrilled to be teaching with Orly Avineri in September 2015 in her wonderful home in Redondo Beach!

September 7th, 2015|Workshops|0 Comments