Monday, June 2, 2008

Angels, Art journals, and a Prompt! Oh, my...

First are a couple pics of one of my art journals. I made and bound the journal. It is made from two 8 x 10" canvasboards. It is made with several signatures of different types of paper to give different experiences as I work through the journal. I actually keep a couple different types of journals at the same time. This one is a sort of diary and I also sometimes address "issues" in my life here. A different one is where I try different fun and/or new art techniques. That one also has kind of "running lists" in it like right now I'm working on a list of "150 Things I Love".
The first pic is the cover of my journal and the second is my very first page. As you can see some paint or ink that I used elsewhere in the book made a big green blob. Things like that don't bother me at all, as they are just part of the process.

The angel statue images are done with gel medium transfers. First, though, I want to credit the photographer for the simply wonderful images!! Heather Cockrell took these photos and some others that you'll see and they are just beautiful. I did gel medium transfers with photocopies of the images and then did the 4 x 4" collages. They've lastly been embellished with a thin touch of beeswax and buffed.

This week's prompt is to think of a happy memory from childhood and write about it OR make art about it OR make art from the feeling that the memory evokes in you. The first memory that pops into my head is dancing with my Daddy by standing on his shoes, so that's what I'll use when I do it. BE CREATIVE!!

"You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours.When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality."
Florida Scott-Maxwell


Marilyn Rock said...

Laura; your art journal pages are amazing! Wonderful! Your 4 x 4 "angel" collages are gorgeous; great transfers and the beeswax is perfect touch! Your prompt is a good one!

kerrip said...

Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your art journals. I love the idea of using canvas boards for the covers with different papers inside...and I love the "big green blob!!" The transfers are gorgeous too!! Love that quote - oh to be "fierce with reality!!" Someday!!!

Dyani said...

Wow! Those angel collages are awesome!!! Very beautiful!