Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Art Journal Spread

 Artist Kate Crane shared her journal calendar in the latest issue of Somerset Studio.  I love journals and HAVE to keep a calendar handy-the memory thing not being as sharp as it used to be!  Keeping a calendar journal appealed to me.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Colors of Fall

We've been invited over to friends' house tonight for dinner.  I decided to get some flowers at the grocery store and make a fresh arrangement for the hostess.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's journal pages

I never got one of those little diaries with the gold key when I was a girl. I wish I had as it might have been interesting to see what I wrote at the time. Maybe it would have been lots of "Dear Diary, Nothing happened today."

I wish I had kept a regular journal when we lived in the Netherlands. At least I do have photos and some written captions. I am not into scrapbooking though.

I liked my creative writing classes when I was in high school and the brief time I was in college. One of my poems got published in the Colorado Springs newspaper, the Gazette Telegraph. For awhile I thought I'd be a news reporter or a journalist.

Anyway, I've tried to keep a regular journal for about 5 years now. I write mostly, though sometimes collages or doodles creep onto my pages. I love fat journals and ones with crinkled paper.
Here is a spread I did today.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Beach Time

  Yesterday morning it was very gloomy here in Tucson.  It had rained the night before and the clouds were lingering. 
  I was day dreaming of a trip to some tropical location when I created this collage/vignette.  I used real starfish, shells and some sea glass.
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A Day at the Beach

  Despite a lingering cold, I was creative yesterday.  I made a bracelet and necklace with copper colored components and stones that look like sea glass.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Orchids Forever

  I love orchids but haven't the time nor the patience that makes them flourish.  There are many good looking faux orchids available nowadays so I can indulge my love for them without having to worry about watering and fertilizing.
  This is a faux orchid plant I assembled today.  Adding bamboo and raffia makes it look more realistic.
  Now if I could just find more tall pots like that one I'd be thrilled.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spreading Her Wings

  It's been awhile since I felt even an ounce of creativity.  Life was busy, then I got sick with a bad cold.  Today I couldn't resist the sunshine, so I went outdoors and read for awhile.
  Our backyard is popular with wild birds.  We have finches, quail, doves and the occasional hawk and owl.  These wild creatures used to inspire my art.
  Then I saw a dove feather on the ground.  I picked it up and knew immediately I had to create something with it.  This is a page in my long neglected art journal.

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