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 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 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 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 0187 - My Own Way 14 March 2015 Matte medium, magazines, gesso, Novacolor paints, matte varnish, Tim Holtz Distress Inks My Mother told me very early in my life "Brian you defiantly have your own way of doing things." The older I get the more I realize this is true. I do things in [...]
Spread 0183 - Rain November 08 2014 Vintage and personal images, matte medium, Nova Color paint, White and black gesso. They sky opens and it rains. From a class with Orly Avineri.
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 0170 - Humbled 17-18 May 2014 Vintage and personal papers, napkins, matte medium, Nova Color paints, Ink, Distress Inks, matte varnish Sigano white pen, Micron black pen, Sharpie china pencils. This spread is one of four I completed in Orly Avineri's weekend workshop. Every time I take one of Orly's classes I am humbled and [...]
Spread 0163 - Mending Holes 23-24 March 2014 Vintage and found papers, tracing paper images, matte medium, black and white gesso, Nova color acrylic paint, Distress Inks, matte varnish, Sigano white gel pen, string and cord. Why do I journal? I journal to mend the holes in my soul and make me whole. This is [...]
Seth, Orly & I Seth & I at in my back yard. Brian, John and Terry My two handmade journals created in "If Walls Could Talk". Our journal stack in my home. Our journal stack in Orly's home I had a wonderful vacation a week ago spending 6 days with Terry Garrett from Minnesota and [...]
Spread 150 - Thankful 16 November 2013 Nova Color paint, black gesso, matt medium, vintage and found images, vintage map(thank you Elise!), image transfer(right side). Long about this time of year my thoughts become reflective. I am thankful for love in my life, my family & dear friends old & new, my health, all that [...]
Tree of My Life - Roots Part 2 2 November 2013 Black gesso, Nova Color acrylic paint, matte medium, handmade papers, Sigano white gel pen, black Micron pen, tracing paper image. My previous post was about my roots. My tree of life today is so colorful and filled with art.
Spread 148 - Rooted - Part 1 2 November 2013 Black gesso, Nova Color acrylic paint, found & handmade papers, Micron pens. From my father I am rooted in rust, metal & art. From my mother, I am rooted in the earth, nature & nurture. These are deeply rooted in me and a part of [...]
Spread 147 - A Man On A High Rope 2 November 2013 Black & white gesso, matte medium, black, brown & metal tape, personal images, china marker, micron pens, Nova Color acrylic paint. The largest percentage of my spreads deal with my past. It is time to start dealing with my present. It doesn't mean [...]
Spread 146 - Simplicity 19 September 2013 Vintage papers and images & cloth, Nova color acrylic paint, black and white gesso. Life seems to get busier, crazier, faster at this time of year. How interesting I crave simplicity in my life but I tend to like my art busy. Life is about balance.
Spread 145 - Out of My Darkness 28 September 2013 Black gesso, White gesso, Nova Color acrylic paint, vintage, found and personal papers, brush pen, Sigano white gel pen, Stabelo pencils. Out of my darkness comes light, out of my darkness comes beauty. Here it is.
The Farmer 28 September 2013 Black gesso, Nova Color acrylic paint, vintage paper and found objects, Sigano white gel pen. Nothing says fun like spending the day with a good friend, sharing, challenging, laughing, and art journaling.
Spread 142 - Newness, Inspiration 25 August 2013 Black gesso, metal tape, sand paper, found objects, Nova Color acrylic paint, matte medium. I crave newness, inspiration, freshness. Take a class, go to a new place, go outside, explore, go deep contemplate.
Spread 141 - Pointless25 August 2001Nova Color acrylic paint, handmade papers, personal images, matt medium, black and white gesso, black and white charcoal pencil.----------As pointless as a stairway to nowhere.