Mixed media

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

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 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

52 Card Journal With Seth Apter

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:42+00:00January 18th, 2015|Art Journals|17 Comments

Fall 2014 21 Secrets Begins 1 October & The Winners!

The Lucky winners are John 1. John - October 1, 2014 [Edit] Can’t wait to explore with you and all the other artists, Brian. This is a great piece by the way. Have fun on your vacation. and 2. John 8. John Patton - October 1, 2014 [Edit] I’ve been following your blog and art for a while now and am always impressed [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:42+00:00October 1st, 2014|Art Journals|1 Comment

Spread 179 – Listen to me & Photos from my trip to Whidbey Island

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00August 10th, 2014|Art Journals|4 Comments

Spread 178 – My Spread for John's RR book.

  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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00July 30th, 2014|Art Journals|3 Comments

Spread 178 – My Journals Are Not Pretty

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.

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00July 11th, 2014|Art Journals|9 Comments

Spread 176 – No More Vagueness

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Art Journals|5 Comments

My Spread for Terry's Round Robin Journal.

  My spread for Terry's Round Robin Journal.  The inside portions of the journal are flaps that fold. Vintage and personal papers, comics, cardboard, tracing paper images, Nova Color paint, matt medium, card board, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, matt varnish. June 25 2014. The inside flap. I am in a round robin group. Each journal [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00July 1st, 2014|Art Journals|2 Comments

Spread 173 – My People

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00June 20th, 2014|Art Journals|6 Comments

Seth Apter's Buried Treasure 2014!

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 [...]

2018-05-03T13:39:43+00:00June 11th, 2014|Art Journals|9 Comments