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 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 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 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.
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.
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 [...]
Today is the last day of my vacation. Enjoy a a side kick spread. It has truly been such a wonderful bit of rest, and joyous creating with dear friends. It is also nice to be home and have some relaxation time before back to the realities of work.
Spread 197 - Side Kick 5 I am home now from my trip to Bemidji, MN, to be with Terry, Thomas and John. Honestly it will take me a while to come down off the energy, love and support and the sheer creative energy of our little group. It brings tears to my eyes how [...]
This next week I am in Bemidji, Minnesota staying with Terry Garrett, and joining us are Tom LaBadia, and John Arbuckle. We will be creating, art journaling and sharing a lot of laughs. Enjoy a Side Kick spread!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Spread 0186 - No Demands - Journal Cover 04 March 2015 This is the cover of my latest journal. My journal makes no demands. Asks nothing of me. It awaits.