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 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 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 [...]
Sunset on the ferry to Whidbey Island Myself, Terry, John, Irene, and Jacki Our class deep in progress. John teaching A photo of a demo John demoing a technique. Spread 204 - Hold My Hand July 2015 Nova Color acrylic paint, vintage and personal images, matte medium, white gesso, Sigano white gel pen, china marker. [...]
Spread 203 - Summer Fun 12 July 2015 Vintage and personal images, matte medium, Nova Color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, matte varnish, Seth Apter rubber stamps Ink Spots Set -"Triple Drip", "Spin Cycle" and "Solar Eclipse". Click on the image for a larger view. Seth Apter has partnered with Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps to [...]
SPREAD 201 - FEAR THE ART 6 July 2015 It is coming down to the wire for our class Journeys in Art Journaling - A Mixed Media Adventure at The Pacific Northwest Art School on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. John Arbuckle, Terry Garrett and I are teaching on August 8-10th 2015. Sign up today for three amazing [...]
My Accordion Book While I was in Bemidji, I received my accordion book Terry, John, Tom and I have been working in. Terry created one for each of us. From Terry's post about one of them "To get an idea of the scale here- the inside of the book extended is 30 inches long. The [...]
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.