Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Art

While my son has been happily playing away on his new PS3 I was busy making art. I had a friend come over on Christmas night and we played with some mixed media techniques. These images are a combination of india ink, acrylic, marker, graphite, oil pastel and watercolor crayons with lots of gold rubbing and my own hand carved stamps added in to satisfy my fixations... the clippings are from vintage fairytale books and thesaurus'. Fueled by coffee and then wine, it was a lot of fun! Funny how sweet my art comes across in direct contrast to my photography which I think has a dark edge to it... I've always kind of fought against my own drawing style but I think slowly I'm learning to appreciate and embrace it. Hope all of you had as wonderful a holiday as I did, Monday I'm back to work after a week off... lets see what awaits me!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

first visual journal highlights

I finally finished my visual journal, it's been nearly a year in the making, I feel exhilaration and loss at the same time...
this one is my favorite

The song lyrics on the second page are for Memory Lane by Elliott Smith - check it out... great song, wonderful lyrics...

this reads "close to my heart" and the insert is a dictionary entry for creative.