Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fear, Anger and Sadness

The fear is from the tone in this country- seeing how many actually are supporting the evil that spews from the devil spawn known as Trump. The anger is: The North Carolina legislature has called a special session for Wednesday to overturn Charlotte's recently passed nondiscrimination ordinance that provides much-needed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) residents.  The hate that is growing in this country is very scary.  The sadness is my husband and I just returned from being with his sister to say goodbye.  She died on Sunday.  It's hard to process and deal with all these strong emotions all at the same time.

I did this journal spread over a year ago but it still  expresses my feelings.

These two spreads were done in the last week.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Now for the other class

The other online class I took ( or I should say am takings as I am not done) was Katie Kendrick's Grit and Grace The Heart of Co-Creative Painting.  This class was an amazing class-So much content and was a real stretch for me in a very good way.  The class was 4 weeks and each week started with a mark making exercise to warm up- the there were journaling exercises- she called them journal excavations.  Good name- as they were sometimes deep with meaning and emotion.  Then the painting exercises for the week. I will share some of my work for this class.

This was a mark making pieces for one week

This was a face painting exercises- she had us use different
substrates.  This was on a piece of cardboard.

These are painting of faces-a real big stretch for me but fun.

The rest of the photos are of journal spreads I did for the class.