I listed five new button booklets in my Online Shop yesterday, so with three from the prior batch, there are eight available. $10 each plus $3 each worldwide shipping.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
These posts will transition late this week into a few collages from my recent Blue Book. I'm still thinking about what comes after that, art journal-wise.
I am anxious to get back to work in the Dynamic Comp class, especially now that I'm about a week behind. But that's something else I love about online classes ~ the material is available forever, or nearly so, to work on at one's own pace.
And while we're on that subject, I just can't say enough good things about online classes. They're a terrific value, I've always gotten more than my money's worth, there are no traveling/retreat expenses, the instruction is available for as long as you want/need it, you work at your own pace, and you work at it whenever you want to. Perfect scenario in my book.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Plus the weather has been dreary ~ I haven't even been outside except to get the mail.
Despite insisting yesterday that I wasn't sick or coming down with something, today I feel as though I might be. We'll see as the day unfolds.
Meaning, I may or may not get back to creative things after all, at least not for another few days. So be it.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
I always photograph my paper prints, as I did with surface designed fabric, for my archive as well as to post online. I admit to having an older digital camera, which means I always need to do some amount of Photoshopping to get the images to look like (or slightly better than) the original printed paper.
My computer and my printer have never been color calibrated, and that's not something I ever intend to do. Which is to say that the printed digital image never looks just like the original ~ it always looks tweaked, because it is. And often that's just fine, but I'm less happy with that result in this case.
The first image here is collage on a digitized image of printed paper. Note: I don't have a religious bone in my body ~ I just like these magazine images together.
I also fooled around with manipulating a digital image of one of the printed papers, tweaking different settings in Photoshop in an effort to digitally recreate the original. Too much effort, too many sheets of photo paper, too much ink use later, and I wasn't charmed by the result here either.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
More paper painting yesterday. The first image is the only piece I scrape painted. The rest were brayer painted with a 4 inch brayer. Conventional wisdom says to make sure the brayer surface is consistently coated with paint. Of course, my druthers say to toss out conventional wisdom as often as possible, to get those unusual blobby areas.
The last piece, below, is most interesting and might be a favorite. First I used the sheet to blot leftover paint on my palette paper pad, paint that had been rolled out to print the sheet of paper above. Then I added water to the palette paper, ala Carla Sonheim's Gelli printing technique, swished the water around on the palette paper with my brayer, then brayered that onto the waiting sheet of paper. I kept adding water as I picked up a bit more black paint from the palette paper.
I'm keen to try this new technique with color.