“art journal”

Spread 222 – “Always Watching”

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:39+00:00April 15th, 2018|Art|4 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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:39+00:00March 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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:39+00:00January 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. [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:39+00:00January 16th, 2017|Art|8 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, briankasstle.com. My dear friend Tom helped to [...]

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:40+00:00January 4th, 2016|Art Journals, Brian Kasstle|10 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" [...]

2016-03-07T02:25:32+00:00September 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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:40+00:00September 12th, 2015|Art Journals|4 Comments

Spread 192 – My Side Kick – Cover

Spread 192 - Side Kick - Cover  Vintage children's book, tape, paint, vintage papers. Orly Avineri gave this Side Kick to me a few years ago. She made the cover and I have always loved it. Over the years it has developed a lovely patina, with bits of pant here and there. She uses Side [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:41+00:00June 13th, 2015|art journal covers|3 Comments

Spread 191 – "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Spread 191 - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" June 6-7 2015 Matte varnish, Nova Color paints, matte medium, vintage and personal papers, black gesso, white gesso, Micron black pen, Sigano white gel pen. Music has always influence me. As a child I remember driving my Mom crazy playing the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:41+00:00June 12th, 2015|Art Journals|5 Comments

Spread 190 – Everything is Connected

Spread 190 - Everything is Connected Fall 2014 Nova Color paint, black and white gesso, vintage photographs, vintage wallpapers and papers, matte medium, matte varnish, Sigano white gel pen, black Micron pen, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Orly Avineri stencils. This spread is from an art journaling class with Orly Avineri. Everything I do is connected. [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:41+00:00May 29th, 2015|Art Journals|8 Comments