Friday, May 29, 2009

Collage Journal Day 4

I normally don't try anything with figures from magazines. I don't do very good with them aaand I should learn that's no reason not to try. So try I shall.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Collage Journal Day 3

This has nothing to do with this page but last night my family and I went up to Portland to join with the rest of our immediate family to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. My brother organized this whole night where we started for drinks at the top of a hotel bar, then proceeded on a tour of Portland's waterfront in bicycle cabs, had dinner at a fantastic Italian restaurant in our own room and finished with Voodoo doughnuts. My brother can work a night. It was all a surprise to my SIL and family is a great way to spend a night.

So happy birthday Laurel! May your 34th year be the sweetest yet. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Collage Journal Day 2

I've been working on cleaning, really cleaning, my studio lately. The result is random Tupperware containers filled with tiny scraps. One is full of wisps of tissue paper. Another brims with card stock scraps. I hate throwing this stuff out because it just seems there must be *something* I can do with it.

And wallah. The collage journal has made these Tupperware containers gold minds. Today's entry, for example, consists mostly of those tiny pieces. It's also good practice for my brain to turn of its analytical harpy and just be able to grab paste grab paste my way through a night.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Collage Journal Day 1

The past few months I've been working on arts and crafts but have kept my head down in terms of this blog.

I've started working in a collage book, and I'm going to try and post an image a day from this visual journal.

The visual journal is a board book, and I'm spending a small amount of time in my studio every night working with paint and collage. I'm not trying to create anything grand here. I'm just trying to keep my hands in the materials and form the discipline of doing a little something every day.