Friday, November 23, 2012

Prairie Falcon Journal Page in Progress



A journal page that I am currently working on. It started with stickers from the prescription that I took that day for my migraine and a ticket stub for my airline ticket from Denver to Milwaukee that was used, on the day that the Prairie Falcon stopped by. I still have journaling to add and perhaps some other ephemera. I think that I am happy with the bird as it is but I never know. Often when other items are added or I allow it to sit awhile new details become apparent to me.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Adam’s Apple



More fruition from the cabin retreat. This collaged journal page is title “Adam’s Apple”. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions…

Sunday, November 4, 2012

July Sketchbook Challenge – Circles



I know, I know, I didn’t work on this page in my journal until October, and I am not posting it on this blog until November…but I did finish it!  Well almost, if you look closely I don’t have the month written in because I was unplugged from the world at the cabin and couldn’t look it up. I only knew that one of the theme’s was circles. There, I just finished it    J   U   L   Y.

Wow, and now that I look at it here, there is some powerful symbolism tied to the cabin and my Dad that I didn’t consciously place. I often find that if I photograph my work, I see it from a different perspective.

What I was thinking about, while creating this piece, was of course the theme circles and developing a color palette that I like. I consciously thought about adding some straight lines to balance the curved ones and their placement. Incorporating collage was also one of my goals.

For some reason I really like how the one torn edge of the collage paper looks. Perhaps because it is different or maybe because the page itself has torn edges.

I don’t usually work in abstract, but I find working in other styles helps to make my art stronger all around.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

August Sketchbook Challenge – Shelter



I haven’t been working in my journal much lately and have missed it. I also miss participating in the Sketchbook Challenge, so I have decided to complete the challenges for each month that I have missed even though they are over. A few weeks ago I was at our families cabin and thought the Sketchbook Challenge theme “Shelter” fit how I feel about the cabin very well. My Dad built this log structure and I have always admired his skills. I would like to build small dwellings someday…maybe. Anyways, above is a journal entry including the adorable little cook stove that is in the cabin.


Another view from the cabin featuring the old couch that is past it’s prime. I thought I better paint a picture of it before it’s gone.

I am also thinking about the people on the East Coast and how many of them have lost their “Shelter” because of Hurricane Sandy. They are in my thoughts and prayers and I am reminded to fortify my shelter with food and supplies for the upcoming Winter. It is always wise to be prepared well in advance.