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…
And this one…(to the Netherlands)
I got back these two from Suzanne Skene in the US.
Second Things Second – I sent these two…(to Florida) – Doors closed
And this one…(The feet actually move!)
and got back these two from California from Charlene Callahan
and this one (The skeletons legs and arms move)
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.
Today was the Heart of Networking event and it was FAB!! After all is said and done and I am back in my cool home (it was the hottest day of the summer), I must admit that the ideas are running through my brain like fairies on a mission. I am grateful to all who provided brainstorming at the “door” of my artsy table, showcasing my art journaling paraphernalia. WIth every word spoken I feel as if this will be what takes me into the next stage of my working life. No more soul crushing work where I can’t seem to find the time after a long day to tap into my creative self. Are you following your bliss? What would it take for you to make a change?
I painted a picture last night for a draw at my table and here it is below. The size was approximately 6″ x 9″ Do you think I should make prints of my work to sell? It is something I am toying with. Help me decide.
I used a vintage road map underneath the paint for a collage effect. I try to find time to visit thrift shops and scan the isles for books and magazines I can rip apart (guilt free) and re purpose in my art. Don’t be hate’in cause I’m ripp’in. The only thing I suggest if you plan to do this too is to watch the “intention” when you are choosing print matter for this purpose. By that I mean, words, have power and therefore I never choose books that are about hatred or extreme sadness. I look for, and use books that are about happiness, peace, and are generally lighter subject matter.
The small business owner that won the draw was Leslie Menagh. Her company name is Under Pinnings and it is in Peterborough, ON. She makes custom-made intimate apparel such as bras and corsets for women of all ages and sizes. You can contact me for more information on her address if you are interested.
I will actually be re blogging some info and a video of her explaining what she does.