Art is on the move again

I have been away for a bit from my blog, but art has been on the move behind the scenes.

Many journal pages and ATCs have changed hands. I thought I would take a few minutes to post some of them and to say hello. My course is over in 3 weeks and then I can get back to some serious art blogging. I would like to try making a video too!

First things first – Journal Page Swap from Milliande site.  I sent this one…

The Wheel of Life by Heather Gailey

And this one…(to the Netherlands)

Cornfield by Heather Gailey

I got back these two from Suzanne Skene in the US.

“The Wheel of Life” and “Apple Harvest” by Suzanne Skene

Second Things Second – I sent these two…(to Florida) – Doors closed

Behind Closed Doors by Heather Gailey

Doors open

Behind Closed Doors 2 by Heather Gailey

And this one…(The feet actually move!)

The Dancing Witch by Heather Gailey

and got back these two from California from Charlene Callahan

Frankenstein by Charlene Callahan

and this one (The skeletons legs and arms move)

Dia De Los Muertos by Charlene Callahan

I have to say that I am enjoying this art swapping adventure. It is great to meet people from all over the world and own a tiny piece of their creativity. These pages are 5″ x 7″ and we trade two a month. After the year is up, the group suggests that the pages be bound together. We will see how long I can keep this up.


ART flying back up north?

God Bless snail mail ’cause it is so exciting to stop at the box before I get home and find special mail tucked away that is NOT just bills.This whole being an adult thing sucks sometimes LOL.

Hi all! I promised the other day that I would share pictures of the art I received from my journal page swap partner from the Milliande site. Her name is Lucinda and she actually is NOT from California – she is from Missouri. Love trading art. Here are the pics.

“Queen of the Night” – Lucinda September 2012

“Never Give Up” – Lucinda – September 2012

Art flying south for the fall

Hi all!

Love, Love, Love, trading art with other artists around this fine world.
These two 5 x 7 journal pages that I just completed tonight are flying south tomorrow via Canada Post to my Californian Swap partner that I met on the Milliande ning site. Check it out! It is a great site to join if interested in swapping art! Can’t wait to see what I get in the mail from another artist in the group. Will share as usual when my 2 pages arrive.

Earth Mother – Heather Gailey 2012

One of the pages had to use a home-made stencil of choice. I chose leaves. I painted it with acrylic paints on 140lb Arches hot pressed water-colour paper, and used handmade Japanese papers for her hair. Here is the leaf stencil. Feel free to copy it if you like it.

Leaf Stencil – Heather Gailey 2012

The next prompt was “Moon Magic” and you had to use the moon as your inspiration. I always remember that someone once told me that if two lovers or friends are apart and they look at the moon at the same time from wherever they are, then they are together in that moment. I wanted to use that same thought for making a new friend during this swap.

Moon Magic – Wherever You Are – Heather Gailey 2012

This 5 x 7 journal page was also painted using acrylics on water-colour paper. I used a vintage map piece for the sun and a piece of Japanese paper for the moon. The white printing is from a Gelly Roll Pen. Enjoy!