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Spread 181 – Through a Drought October 10, 2014

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Spread 181 – Through A Drought

July 21-22 2014

Cardboard box, vintage and found papers, stamps, Nova Color paint, white Sigano pens, string.

We all go through droughts, droughts in love, money, creativity, thought, etc. This journal is about drought and abundance. It was created with Orly Avineri in her Drought/Abundance class, waaaay back in July. It seems so long ago. So much fun, an abundance of love and laughter. Looking at this journal brings me to feelling Orly’s love and light.

Drought Bundle

Here is the complete box/book bundled.

More posts of the box/book are to follow.

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Fall 2014 21 Secrets Begins 1 October & The Winners! October 1, 2014

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The Lucky winners are John 1. John – October 1, 2014 [Edit]

Can’t wait to explore with you and all the other artists, Brian. This is a great piece by the way. Have fun on your vacation.

and 2. John 8. John Patton – October 1, 2014 [Edit]

I’ve been following your blog and art for a while now and am always impressed with what I see. I hope to be able to do one of the workshops one day soon. (Retirement is just around the corner and time will be less an issue!)

 

I will be contacting Hali and Carolyn over and Dirty Footprints/21 Secrets and sending them your info and they will be sending you your membership info! Enjoy! I look forward to hearing about your thoughts on my first online class. If you have questions please free free to email me.

 

 

 

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I am so excited to be one of the 21 instructors teaching in Fall 2014 21 Secrets Art Journaling Workshop starting on 1 October 2014.  21 Secrets is a wonderful online site for classes from Hali Karla and Connie Hozvicka at Dirty Footprints Studio

Click the link here. to go to 21 Secrets Fall classes to sign up. By clicking on my link I will receive credit for sales generated through it. Feel free to select whichever artist you choose.

To celebrate the start of 21 Secrets starting October 1 I am hosting a free give away for TWO free memberships to 21 Secrets Fall 2014. Leave a comment in the comments section and I will select two lucky winners on Saturday October 4, 2014 by noon.

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Internal Artifacts 
Come and explore art journaling as tool for a deeper understanding of ourselves. We will unearth and explore the links and connections of our past and present. Writing prompts will reveal and challenge some of our long-held beliefs. Using our personal images we will uncover the secrets of our self. Layering writing, collage, paint, mark making, we will develop deeply personal pages which express your own intimate style. We will explore image transfers for layering. Join me in the creation and excavation of found papers to make your own handmade papers to layer in our journals. Learn techniques to challenge and build your skills in our visual language. Be willing to be vulnerable and express yourself truthfully and openly, in your journal. It is all about you! Wont you join me in lively marking making, collaging and painting to celebrate the joy of expressing ourselves through our pages?
To view the video the preview to my class follow the link here.

I am joining a fabulous group of artists below for this Fall 2014 21 Secrets Art Journaling Workshop. See the full list of instructors below!

21 SECRETS FALL 2014 ARTISTS!

Amanda Knapp :: http://greatliveoak.wordpress.com/

Bebe Butler :: http://bebebutler.com/

Brian Kasstle :: http://apaperbear.wordpress.com/

Carolyn Dube :: http://acolorfuljourney.com/

Cathy Bluteau :: http://cathyb.typepad.com/

Dion Dior :: http://www.diondior.com

Donna Mulholland :: http://creativity-matters.weebly.com/

Erica Simpson :: http://e-everydayart.com/

France Papillon :: http://www.france-papillon.com/

Jamie Ridler :: http://jamieridlerstudios.ca

Jill Berry :: http://jillberrydesign.com/

Karen Michel :: http://karenmichel.com/blog/

Kate Robertson :: http://thequeenofcreativity.blogspot.com

Kimberly Davis :: http://www.riverstonestudio.com

Kristal Norton :: http://kristalnorton.com/

Latisha Guthrie :: http://herbmother.com/

Lauri Grimshaw-Cox :: http://lauricox.me/

Michelle Turbide :: http://www.artandsouljourney.com/

Rachel Urista :: http://rachelurista.wordpress.com/

Sheri Ponzi :: http://www.paintingherselfintobeing.com

Veronica Funk :: http://www.veronicafunk.com/

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21 Secrets is founded and hosted by http://www.dirtyfootprints-studio.com/

Spread 0180 – Geranium September 22, 2014

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Spread 0180 – Geranium

21 Sept 2014

Vintage & found papers, Nova Color paint, matte medium, gel skin image transfers, Sigano white gel pen. Distress Ink, matte varnish.

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Spread 0180 – Geranium – Center

22 Sept 2014

Vintage & found papers, Nova Color paint, matte medium, gel skin image transfers, Sigano white gel pen. Distress Ink, matte varnish.

This spread is part of a round robin journal for my friend Jacki Long. Jacki is a wonderful artist and very prolific.  Such an inspiration.

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A World

Also I am excited to let you know that I have journal spreads in Dawn DeVries Sokol’s newest book coming out, “A World of Artist Journal Pages”. Due to be published April 7, 2015. You can pre-order on Amazon here. 

The Elusive Muse September 21, 2014

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I am honored to be featured on my dear friend Thomas’ new blog Elusive Muse and it features the exclusive debut of my preview video for my class Internal Artifacts for 21 Secrets 2014. 21 Secrets starts on October 1, 2014. To video the preview to my class followthe link here.  To sign up for my class Internal Artifacts follow the link here!

The Studio Table September 18, 2014

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Grunge+IG

I am taking part in my friend Seth Apter’s Studio Table blog hop.

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My studio table 17 September 2014

Here is my table today 17 September 2014 as it is. While this is my designated art “space” I rarely work up here, currently we are in a heat spell and it is about 100+ degree’s in our upstairs office/art studio where this desk resides. I generally work downstairs on our large marble counter top in our kitchen or outside on my favorite spot our patio table.

Let us see your studio table

Spread 179 – Listen to me & Photos from my trip to Whidbey Island August 10, 2014

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Spread 179 – Listen to me

4 to 9 Aug 2014

Vintage and personal images, acrylic paint, vintage fabric, gel skin transfers.

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Leaving Mukilteo on the ferry

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My home away from home.

The Steves’ Inn at the Dr. W. L. White house Established in 1894.

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Another shot of the Steves’ Inn.

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A deer walking the grounds of the Steves’ Inn.

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 A morning walk on the pier on Whidbey Island.

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A shot from my class at the Pacific Northwest Art School. John, Orly, MaryAnn & Pam.

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A shot of the Seattle skyline with Mount Rainer from Queen Anne Hill.

I spent two and a half wonderful days on Whidbey Island. Two days of teaching at the Pacific Northwest Art School teaching my art journaling class, “Personal Images”. I had a wonderful assistant Pam who drove me where I needed to go, fetched our meals and Lisa Bernhardt, the director of the school has created a wonderful place to teach. I can’t wait to go back. Whidbey Island is so picturesque and quaint. I stayed with my hosts the Steves’ at their 120 year old inn. I had a lovely, very comfortable room.

After I was finished I spend a wonderful day and half with my dear friends John and Tim at their home in Mount Lake Terrace. Monday we spent the day creating and just free art journaling on our own, with some wonderful friends. The top spread, “Listen to me” was started there, and completed here at home.

Spread 178 – My Spread for John’s RR book. July 30, 2014

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Spread 179 – Journey of Friendship

30 July 2014

Vintage and found papers, tracing paper images, personal images, matt medium, Nova color paints, Tim Holtz distress inks, matte varnish, gel pens, Sharpie china marker.

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Journey of Friendship – center spread.

30 July 2013

Vintage and found papers, tracing paper images, personal images, matt medium, Nova color paints, Tim Holtz distress inks, matte varnish, gel pens, Sharpie china marker.

This is my spread for John’s Round Robin book. This Round Robin is about to come to a close. It was fun participating in these. This week I am preparing for my class in Whidbey Island at the Pacific Northwest Art School.

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Teaching in Whidbey Island – Personal Images in Art Journaling – August 2-3, 2014 July 23, 2014

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Spread 177 – Deep Sea

2014

I am excited about my upcoming class on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School.

I am teaching my class Personal Images in Art Journaling August 2-3, 2014. The class is filling up. Here is my class description:

We all have images that we are drawn to, photographs and images that are personal to us.  It could be a certain animal, even a chair, or childhood photos we are drawn to.  In this two-day class we will explore our own personal images.  We will explore why and what makes these images important to us. Using layers of paper, and paint, and our pens we will explore, reveal and conceal pages that are meaningful to you.  We will explore image transfers to layer.  It is really all about you, your words, your images, your colors, and your markmaking.  We will spend our days making your art journal pages uniquely about you.

You may sign up here.

Spread 178 – My Journals Are Not Pretty July 11, 2014

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Spread 178 – My Journals Are Not Pretty

10 July 2014

Acrylic Paint, Black Gesso, Matt Medium, Vintage and personal images.

These are my journals, they are not pretty. They hold my truths and my stories. I tell them until I don’t need to tell them any longer and they have no power.

Spread 176 – No More Vagueness July 3, 2014

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Spread 175 – No More Vagueness 

21 June 2014

Black gesso, white gesso, Nova Color paint, vintage papers, tracing paper image.

The past is over. The present is this point in time to be enjoyed and lived. My future is filling with lots of artistic opportunities.

This spread was completed in Orly Avineri’s art journaling workshop using Orly’s Subliminal Skull Stencil.

My Los Angeles art journaling class at Make Art in LA  is now full. My two day class in Widbey Island at The Pacific Northwest Art School is quickly approaching, you can find information here. Join us!

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