Friday, February 28, 2014

Art Journaling

I finished this journal spread last night.  I am really liking working in different layers.  Also what is different for me is that I start each spread now without any preconceived idea of what the spread will be about.  I just start in.  I am dealing with our severe winter by working in my journal and I am taking 2 online art classes.  Who knew that this would even be possible not that many years ago!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oh What a Time

I was in Long Beach CA for 5 days.  A surreal experience as when I left to fly over it was 25 below here in Bemidji.  There flowers were blooming- green grass-  I was there to spend time with my art friends Brian Kassle and John Arbuckle  Brian was a terrific host- the three of us have been exchanging art for over 2 years and this was the first time we were all together.  The three of us attended a workshop taught by Orly Avineri and Seth Apter. The workshop was titled If Walls Could Talk.  The experience was nothing short of incredible.  Seth and Orly are wonderful teachers.  Spending time with my art brothers making art was a dream come true.  I was also able to spend the day before and the day after the workshop art journaling with my friends.   The first spread was done at Brian's house and the second one our friend Irene Rafeal hosted the art making. The photos are of my friends and two journal spreads I did while there.  I was also able to connect with my dear friend Jacki Long.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Another Postcard Collaboration

This is another postcard collaboration.  This time with Carol White from Cork, Ireland. The first one is her starts for me and following that are my finishes.  One in her starts photo I didn't get- I got a different one.