Saturday, September 18, 2010

Round Robin -Ann's Journal

The theme was love and trust me I had to put this down for a few weeks for fear that I would draw hearts everywhere.  The hearts were an after thought when I finally started in this journal.  I had some intense conversations with a friend this week and he's going though a growth period so I wanted to draw a man with a tree growing from his head. It morphed a bit into the tree branches with red tips and the heart formation. 

The companion page was from another conversation I had with different friend about going to an event. In essence we were both talking about ending a friendship because of a mutual friends actions.  The problem indirectly affected me and hurt a number of my friends.  We both used the word heartbreaking to describe the situation.

Round Robin -Ann's Journal

I spent 20 minutes trying to make this horizontal to no avail but I still wanted to post the second spread I made in Ann's journal for our traveling Round Robin.  I think this is one of those exercises where you turn your head sideways and see the world in a whole new way.

Lotta Jansdotter linen fabric scrap, colored pencils, sharpie marker, gold pen (uniball).  I just uploaded a new picture ta da.

Friday, September 17, 2010


         I'm this style of painting has a fancy name like vignettes or pieces but I keep seeing them lately and I wanted to try my hand at this style.  I pulled out the canvas I that was present two years ago (yikes) and started drawing my favorite pictures from one of my journals.  I think painted over the pencil marks with black paint and will fill each block with coordinating colors.  I left this at my friends house so I have something to do when we goof off on the weekend. The last time I took a formal painting class I was 12 and it was in oils and I painted the side of a recreation center. 

Updates on the way.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Brown bag journal

I love looking at the back to school supplies and I bought these cast off book covers that are a great weight for book binding.  I used them to wrap around the covers and left them untreated so the owner can decorate them as she wishes.  I'll be interested to see how they turn out in the future.  The inside papers are 140lbs water color paper, brown, ledger and a few post cards thrown in. This was the second time I used pamphlet stitch and it's a great stitch to use if you are in a hurry.  I put a book together on the bus a few weeks ago on my way to a drawing class.

  The splatter is strawberry juice and I don't think I will ever be able to replicate the results but I love the way it turned out..  I would love to say it was on purpose bit it was a complete happy accident that I'm very happy didn't end up on my light green carpet. 

Happy Accidents abound.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Off hours

I volunteer at a Children's Museum and it's just as much fun when it's closed and everything is silent.  It reminds me of working on the sets for plays in high school.  It takes a lot of work to keep the hundreds of kids that come through the doors happy.  All the windows help to make this the greenest building in downtown San Diego.