Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ocala's Collaborative Art Journal

A couple of months ago, I was invited by an artist friend to join "Ocala's Collaborative Art Journal".  This will be a journal made up of pages by all kinds of artisits in this area.  I believe it is also a part of a larger, group of art journals.
Because I've been playing around with my own art journal, I thought this might be a fun exercise.  But, of course, it's taken me a very long time to finally get down to actually doing the piece!  And, I've only finished one side of it -- I still have the other side to do.  Lucky for me, it's not due until October 25th, and you can be sure that I'll probably not get it finished until that deadline!
It's one thing to make art for yourself, in a journal that only you (and a few close friends on my blog) will actually see.  But this is very intimidating for me, cause who knows who will eventually see this?
Oh well, the main thing is that I do it, and try to have fun with it!  I'll show you the other side when it gets done!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thinking of Daddy

So this morning, I was reading this book that I borrowed from a friend - trying to figure out what to do with those 2 journal pages that I started.  I enjoyed the way the authors used personal pictures and texts. 
I was reminded of a photo that I have of me and my daddy that I keep in a heart shaped frame.  When I was little, he would come home from a hard day at work and Mother would mix him a drink, and give me a soda. I would take his shoes off, and we would sit and cuddle on the sofa while he read the newspaper.  Great memories!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I'm Worn Out!

I spent the better part of the month in August sewing coasters and bowls to take to Mount Dora.  So, I didn't have much time to work on my art!  I tried to go to Art Club on the 31st, but no one else showed up, so I went home (and continued to sew!).
So, last Friday I finally got to play with some paint!  Unfortunately, I got pulled away a lot, so I'm going to show you what I did.  Below, I got just a few shapes painted in my Flora Bowley abstract - I have a very loooong way to go with this canvas!

And, then, I managed to do 2 backgrounds in my journal - on the left, I tore some of the CitraSolv pages and glued them down (and, I have no idea what I will do next!).  On the right, I just painted some squares and rectangles - and I have no idea what I will do next!  Sound familiar?

So, I guess my goal this week is to do SOMETHING with these starts!  I spent the whole day today reading a book!  It felt so good to do nothing!  Hopefully soon I can show some progress!