Monday, August 18, 2014

Another collage assignment

I am taking Randel Plowman's online The Art of Collage Class.  This assignment was to make collages using one of the theme choices he provided. I chose the theme of Home.  These collages have some person connection to my ideas about home- some relate to home from growing up and others more current.  The first one has a background of buttons I made.  I poured buttons on my scanner and then altered them.  The next one with the yellow porch is a photograph of mine that I also altered. The titles are below each collage and my friend Tom LaBadia has a way of coming up with the best titles.  Thank you Tom.  These collages are 6 X 7 1/2.

                                                                    My Heart is Not at Home

                                                                     Forward Thinking

                                                                       Let's Try Magic

                                                                    Open Heart

                                                              Comfortably Numb

Sunday, August 3, 2014

August Already

I am amazed at how quickly time passes.  I can really tell the summer is moving as it gets darker much earlier now.
This is a journal spread I completed a couple of days ago.  There is something about working in my journal that is so comforting.  It's where I can express my feeling and try new things.  The skull in the lower left is an image I was drawn to- and yes while we associate a skull or skeletons with death I feel it does represent other kinds of death- like the end of a bad habit or a way of thinking.  I tried out doing some transfers on this spread- the black & white drawings of face parts were transferred to the blank spread and then I painted over.  Like most of my journal spreads I had no real idea in starting out and that is why I love journaling.  I just jump in and start painting.