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 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 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 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 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.
52 Card Journal 52 Card Journal Back 52 Card Journal - Front Cover 52 Card Journal - Back Cover 52 Card Journal - Inside Front Cover 52 cards in process Happy New Year!!!! Today I spent the day creating with some wonderful folk, lead by Seth Apter of The Altered Page. We were hosted by the wonderful Barbara [...]
Spread 179 - Listen to me4 to 9 Aug 2014Vintage and personal images, acrylic paint, vintage fabric, gel skin transfers.Leaving Mukilteo on the ferryMy home away from home.The Steves' Inn at the Dr. W. L. White house Established in 1894.Another shot of the Steves' Inn.A deer walking the grounds of the Steves' Inn. A morning walk [...]
Spread 179 - Journey of Friendship 30 July 2014 Vintage and found papers, tracing paper images, personal images, matt medium, Nova color paints, Tim Holtz distress inks, matte varnish, gel pens, Sharpie china marker. Journey of Friendship - center spread. 30 July 2013 Vintage and found papers, tracing paper images, personal images, matt [...]
Spread 178 - My Journals Are Not Pretty 10 July 2014 Acrylic Paint, Black Gesso, Matt Medium, Vintage and personal images. These are my journals, they are not pretty. They hold my truths and my stories. I tell them until I don't need to tell them any longer and they have no power.
Spread 175 - No More Vagueness 21 June 2014 Black gesso, white gesso, Nova Color paint, vintage papers, tracing paper image. The past is over. The present is this point in time to be enjoyed and lived. My future is filling with lots of artistic opportunities. This spread was completed in Orly Avineri's art journaling [...]
Spread 173 - My People 18 May 2014 Nova Color paints, image transfers with matte gel, matte medium, cardboard, matte varnish, Tim Holtz Distress Inks. As I prepare for another weekend spending time with other wonderful creative art journalers at Orly Avineri's June art journaling class. I think about the people, my people. They get [...]
It is time for Seth Apter's Buried Treasure! I chose one of my favorite posts from one of my favorite events of the past year. I chose it because it involves some of my dearest friends Orly, Seth, Terry, John, Irene, and many more from my wonderful art family. Art Family from February 16, 2014 [...]
Spread 0171 - Past/Present in My Journals 17 May 2014 Nova Color paints, personal and found images, matt medium, black & white gesso, Sharpie wax pencils, Micron black pen. A spread from one of Orly Avineri's classes. I have come to a place in my journeys with my journals that the past is in the [...]
Some of my journals. Spread 0169 - Beggars Can't Be Choosers 6 April 2014 Vintage and found images, matte medium, Micron pens, pencil, Nova Color paints, white gesso. It's strange how just reading a phrase can remind me of my parents. My mom used to use that phrase "beggars can't be choosers." It reminds me [...]