Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rain, rain, go away...

"Mercy for Haiti"
"Mercy for Haiti" started out very Teesha Moore"ish" and I added the photo of Haiti photo on the right side, from the Los Angles Times newpaper Sunday. The image of our lady of guadalupe is a packing tape image transfer(image from Flickr). Click on any photo for a

"Frame of Perspective"
"Frame of Perspective" was done in Orly Avineri's Art Journaling Class this week. We did an interesting crackle finish for the background. I will definatly be doing it again.

Close-up right "Frame of Perspective"
Close-up left "Frame of Perspective"
These are close-ups of the images I chose for our frame of perspective.

January 2010 Calendar
The January 2010 Calendar is for part of a calendar challenge on "the kathryne wheel" blog. I am not sure if I will be continuing the calendar for the rest of the year but it was a lot of fun to do. I used some favorite papers and some hand-made paper we did in a class with Orly Avineri's Art Journal group.

It is currently pouring down rain in Southern California. I born and raised in Montana, and they certainly have some severe weather up there. I have been in southern California since 1984 and am very climatized to the warm weather we enjoy here. I sort of chuckle every time it rains in southern California we have "Storm Watch (fill in year)" on EVERY news channel. We are currently getting a lot of rain here. There is actually flooding in areas of Long Beach, the ground cannot absorb the moisture fast enough. We are actually getting flooding in our area here. I will be home on "Storm Watch" tonight.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Traveling Corpse Project...

This is a photo of the front side of my page for "The Traveling Corpse Project"

Now I couldn't possibly show you the actual photo now could I? What would be the fun in that?
Check out the The Traveling Corpse Blog for future posts... What do you think it is???


Originally uploaded by bkasstle
What... a prompt from "A Year in the Life of an Art Journal"
What keeps you from creating art or journaling?

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Model Sanitarium...

A Model Sanitarium
"Sometimes I think I need to have my head examined"
"Hands down"

Here are some photos of my explorations in my XL Moleskine journal. No prompts, just what comes to mind when I am left to my own devices and just let go...
Enjoy... please click on any pic for a larger view. Have a creative weekend & get out and make some art. I spent a couple hours enjoying some 74 degree weather here in Long Beach, CA.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

49... Human Interaction...

49... Human Interaction...
Originally uploaded by bkasstle
This my musings on aging. Being in the "happiest place on earth" and feeling isolated and lonely, this one does not feel finished to me I may change it or add on any photo for a larger view. Have a great day.

Let Us Love Winter...

Let Us Love Winter...
Originally uploaded by bkasstle
Journaling for the Quote "Let Us Love Winter...For it is Spring of Genius" from Orly Avineri's Art Journaling Class, the last class of 2009. Click on any photo for a larger view.


Originally uploaded by bkasstle
From Orly Avineri's Art Journaling Class, regarding personal growth within the last year of 2009.


Originally uploaded by bkasstle
Doing some catching up and adding some journal pages from my smaller journal. This is from a prompt from Orly Avineri's Art Journaling Class regarding the love of words and giving on any pic for a larger view.
I am working in my new XL journal but the problem is it is too big to scan and it is hard to photograph. More pics to follow.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Here's to a wonderful New Year!
Hope your's is creative, healthy and happy!
Brian, Ed & our cat posse, Tyler & Hank!