Saturday, June 26, 2010

Many Lands, Many Hands!

I participated in Gary's Create and Pass Journal, book #2 from Gary Reef's NING group have an art journal page published in the new book, "Many Lands, Many Hands" and it is now out. Check it out! Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Mail!

Mail Art!

It is always better to give than to receive. I recently received some mail art and now I have been having fun making my own. Now four lucky folks are going to be receiving these very soon! Have a really wonderful weekend! Go out and create some art. I wonder where this mail art is going???

Friday, June 11, 2010

My trees...

As the old saying goes "money grows on trees", we explored in Orly's art journaling lab what if anything we wanted grew on trees? What would your tree look like? What if anything you desired could be plucked off a tree, what would you put on your tree? Love, youth, creativity? What would you put on your tree? What would it look like?

"Grows on trees" left side.

"Grows on trees" right side.

Hey, also check out "Work of Art The Next Great Artist" on Bravo. I gave it a shot last week it was fun, I think I will give it a try for a few weeks. Sarah Jessica Parker is executive producer. It follows fourteen artists competing for an art show. What brings this to my post is that there was an interesting quote from one of the judges, "an artists work is an outward expression of the artist's inner world" Welcome to my inner world.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Picture Perfect Memories...

Picture Perfect Memories...

left side

right side.

Naturally Nature Journals.

Greetings from Chrestline, California!

This picture was taken Sunday May 23rd, 2010 just before we left the cabin. YES, we got snow and that is hail you see in the picture falling!

On May 21 to the 23rd I joined four other amazing artists went in Crestline, CA for Orly Avineri's Nature Journal Weekend Workshop. Orly presented each of us with a packet like the one above. Each packet contained a hand made art journal I made from Teesha Moores hand made journal videos. Each journal is 16 pages. Teesha's design is brilliant and worked wonderfully for our nature journals.

Here are our completed journals from the weekend. It was a truly amazing journey. Each artist did incredible work. It was a time of sharing, laughing, growing. Orly Avineri lead us on a wonderful exploration of nature journals. To give you some idea we journaled on Saturday 22 of May for almost 12 complete hours! We just kept going on and on we were having so much fun.

If you ever have the opportunity to take one of Orly's classes I so highly encourage it!!! Orly is such a natural and gifted teacher. Orly is encouraging, engaging, challenging(in such a fun and gentle way). I am also so happy to call her my good friend. To see more photos of our group go here.

Here I am presenting my journal just before we left the Crestline cabin.

Have a wonderful weekend, I am headed to another one of Orly's art journaling workshop in San Diego! Go create some art!