Thursday, December 25, 2014

Journal Week 52: Holiday Celebration and Happy New Year

We do celebrate Christmas, but we always gather on Thanksgiving. One person (grandson) was missing. We all had a great time. My 2 daughters Debra and Tambra in top photo.
Bottom photo: Andrew, Meghan, Tambra, Amanda, Me, Stephanie and Kayla.  Andrew is Tambra's son. The rest of them are Debra's including the missing Christopher.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a great Paint Party Friday. A wonderful way to celebrate your art.

Happy New Year.

 When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Journal Page ~ Arrows

For Week 51 our assignment was Arrows.

You all know I want to live in the country . . . here is my barn with a weather vane pointing the direction the wind is blowing. I used Pan Pastel, Prismacolor Art Markers, Faber-Castell color pens.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for the wonderful weekly Paint Party Friday. Giving artists an outlet with feedback is a joy.

Fantasy asks us not just who we are but who we want to be.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Week 50: Fantasy Vacation

Week 50 of our Documented Life Journal: Fantasy Vacation: Scotland and my ancestors Buchanan Castle.  I would pack a camera, maps, art diary and walking shoes.

The castle is in poor shape. They had to take the roof off for taxes.  Six months later the law was rescinded but it was too late.  The castle has trees growing out of it. The latest pictures show it crumbling. I sketched it, and added pictures from the Internet. I had put a few pictures and the flower on fabric, then put it in a picture frame.  The maps show Scotland in relations to England and Ireland (my ancestry came from Ireland) plus the 2 maps on the right show where the Buchanan lineage is in relation to other lineages.  The tartan plaid is on the right and the Buchanan symbol on the left.

This was a fun journal page.

Thanks to Kristin and Eva for a great Paint Party Friday and all the artists for the tips and creative energy that gives me the incentive to stay active in my art.

“I can do nothing about it if my paintings don’t sell. The day will come, though, when people will see that they’re worth more than the cost of the paint and my subsistence, very meagre in fact, that we put into them.” ~ Vincent van Gogh (personal letter to his brother Theo; 25 Oct 1888)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Journal: Trace Hands

Week 49 for the Documented Art Journal is to Trace hands.  I decided to trace a Ranch Hand. I watch the Rodeo on TV.  This week they are in Las Vegas for the Finals. . .and All next week with the winners at the end on Sat. Dec. 13.

I used Pastels, Watercolor pencils and Faber Castell Pens.  I also used clip art and cut outs.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful way to show our art and reap the benefits of advice, critics and help.  Paint Party Friday is quite an art party. Be sure and visit all the artists.

 Each day provides its own gifts.