Friday, February 28, 2014

Collage for Journal Week 9 plus a peek at Week 8

For week 9 of My Life Documented Journal, we had to add a collage of things we have collected. I put a coat of pastel on the page and then framed it with selvedges from all kinds of fabric.  Material I had used for pillows, cloth doll dresses and, of course sewing machine needle and threads.  I have an Irish clover, moon and stars. Also, Panera, Starbucks, Hoffman's, Pink Bunny, Dark Chocolate, the Irish, NBA and Made in America, plus the Eiffel Tower are represented. Alexander Henry is one of my favorite designers.  It was fun finding all those things I had collected. . . .

 And just to give you a peek at my Week 8.  We had to add a flap. . .mine is a cookie recipe. I bake a lot and it's mostly cookies. So, since it's My Life I'm Documenting, this is what I did for Week 8.
I used Gingerbread girl and boy stamps, and a stamp for cheese and wine. Then I doodled heart cookies, brownies and a salad.
 The recipe is for Mint Chocolate Chip cookies.
This is a fun project.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for making each week a learning/teaching experience and so very much fun. Visit all the artists for Paint Party Friday and see all the differences we bring to the art world.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Experimenting with Pastels, Tombow and stamps

I have so many great stamps and decided to pull out my ink pads and stamps.  I used Tombow for coloring and pastel for shading/outline.  I love the Tombow pens.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for your continued work to make an artist like me able to show her work, to visit other artist sites to learn more about the supplies and how to use them and to feel so welcome here.  Happy Paint Party Friday.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Changes in Ocean scene and New Journal page

Paint Party Friday is a fun place to play and visit.  Each artist has something to show and teach. The videos are so informative.  Be sure to visit as many artists as you can each week.  Thank you Kristin and Eva for hosting and being so much a part of our fun, learning and teaching experiences.

I added pebbles and a birds.

I used pastels on most of the picture.  The bird is drawn with Prismacolor black pen .005 and prismacolor pencils.  

I appreciated the comments and suggestions. I think this looks much better. My seagull now has a mate. If you follow my other blog, you will see some of the different birds I've been photographing. They are new to the canal I walk to every day.

 The Documented Life Project Art Journal is progressing.  I finally caught  up and completed Weeks 6 and 7.  First we had to take a Pinterest picture for inspiration.  I choose a cottage (picture included in far left bottom corner). Since I am still looking for it and it is still in my heart, this picture spoke to me.

We had to use a symbol over and over.  Those hearts represent the number of years I've been dreaming, hoping and looking for the yellow cottage.  I used pastels and prismacolor pencils.  I only drew part of the house.

Picture is from Tammy Northrup's blog, My Flower Journal and it is a picture of a cottage at Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Pastel Ocean Scene

Thanks so much Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday each week. All the artists are so varied in their works and creativity.  A Visit to each one is unique in their teaching, experience and learn how to use different products and paints.

I have experimented with pastels, glue and a paper cut out for clouds and waves. I also used gel pen, prismacolor pencils and pens.  Not sure if I need to add something else. . .perhaps a sea gull and a shell?