The Creative Gent’s Class on Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School August 21, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Tags: Art Journaling classes, Brian Kasstle, John Arbuckle, Teaching, Terry Garrett, The Creative Gents, Whidbey Island
Sunset on the ferry to Whidbey Island
Myself, Terry, John, Irene, and Jacki
Our class deep in progress.
A photo of a demo
John demoing a technique.
Spread 204 – Hold My Hand
Nova Color acrylic paint, vintage and personal images, matte medium, white gesso, Sigano white gel pen, china marker.
It is hard to believe it has been two weeks since I have been back from teaching at Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School with John Arbuckle and Terry Garrett. We taught our three day art journaling class – Journeys in Art Journaling. It was a fabulous class thirteen students – Jan, Lisa, Cindy, Jacki, Betsy, Tina, Greg, Irene, MaryAnn, Marilyn, Elizabeth, Celeste, and Wendy our fabulous assistant. It was a whirlwind of a class, in three days we made a 15 spread journal, cover and pouch and taught 15 spreads. Teaching with John and Terry was a dream – so easy and so fun together. So much fun John, Terry nd I will be back to teach a 5 day class in July 31 through August 4 2017!
If you have not been to Whidbey Island I suggest you make it a vacation spot. It is so lovely and the sunsets are amazing. And take a class at the Pacific Northwest Art School.
Registration is open for The Creative Nomad July 21, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
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Registration is open for Roxanne Coble and my class The Creative Nomad hosted by Tracie Hanson!
The class Thursday, January 21 - Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Palm Springs at the beautiful ACE Hotel!
Sign up now!!! There are less than eight spots left!
Tags: art journal pages, Art Journaling, Brian Kasstle, Impression Obsession, Kim Henkel, Linda Cain, Marjie Kemper, Mary Beth Shaw, Nova Color Paints, Pam Carriker, Seth Apter, Seth Apter's Stamp line, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Spread 203 – Summer Fun
12 July 2015
Vintage and personal images, matte medium, Nova Color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, matte varnish, Seth Apter rubber stamps Ink Spots Set -“Triple Drip”, “Spin Cycle” and “Solar Eclipse”.
Click on the image for a larger view.
Seth Apter has partnered with Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps to create his own line of 16 stamps. I was honored when Seth asked me to be part of his blog hop and to create some artwork using his fabulous rubber stamps. Check out the rest of his line as interpreted by the following artists:
Spread 202 – What I Hide July 14, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Brian Kasstle, Dream Digger Studio.
Tags: Art Journaling, Art Journaling Retreats, Roxanne Coble
Spread 202 – What I Hide
13 July 2015
A new spread.
Today you can go to Tracie Hanson’s Dream Digger Blog here you can view her interview with me about art journaling.
Our class with Roxanne Coble, The Creative Nomad in beautiful Palm Springs goes life to sign up July 21, 2015!
Spread 201 – FEAR THE ART July 6, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Tags: Art Journaling classes, Brian Kasstle, Graffiti, John Arbuckle, Pacific Northwest Art School, Roxanne Coble, Terry Garrett, Tracie Hanson
SPREAD 201 – FEAR THE ART
6 July 2015
It is coming down to the wire for our class Journeys in Art Journaling – A Mixed Media Adventure at The Pacific Northwest Art School on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. John Arbuckle, Terry Garrett and I are teaching on August 8-10th 2015. Sign up today for three amazing teachers. We will be making and working in a 15 spread journal and learning tons of techniques and having a lot of fun.
I also wanted to let you know if you go over to Tracie Hanson’s blog, Dream Digger Studio today you can also view Tracie’s interview with Roxanne Coble about our upcoming class in January and the fabulous ACE Hotel in Palm Springs. And just maybe Tracie will be interviewing me next Monday, but you did not hear that from me.
Spread 200 – Joyful June 25, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Spread 200 – Joyful
14 June 2015
Love, joy, acceptance, camaraderie, understanding, fun, play, laughter and tears.
My Creative Gent’s Collaborative Accordion Book. June 23, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Tags: accordion book, Brian Kasstle, Collaborations, John Arbuckle, Terry Garrett, The Creative Gents, Thomas LaBadia
My Accordion Book
While I was in Bemidji, I received my accordion book Terry, John, Tom and I have been working in. Terry created one for each of us. From Terry’s post about one of them “To get an idea of the scale here- the inside of the book extended is 30 inches long. The backside extended without the covers is 24 inches. The book is 4 3/4 inches tall. Closed the book is 4 x 5 inches.” Terry has done several of these collaborative accordion books it was fun to see them at his home.
We each had a two page spread you will see below and then on the back we all collaborated on the entire back spread. They traveled around to each of us and we worked on them. I think mine turned out beautifully. I love having my little book home with me. Enjoy! Click on any image for a larger view.
John Arbuckle’s Spread
Terry Garrett’s Spread
Thomas LaBadia’s Spread
Collaborative back part 1
Collaborative back part 2
Spread 199 – Side Kick – 7 June 21, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Tags: "art journal", Altered Books, Art Journaling, Art Journaling Retreats, art journals, Brian Kasstle, men's art journals, men's journals, Side Kick
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Today is the last day of my vacation. Enjoy a a side kick spread. It has truly been such a wonderful bit of rest, and joyous creating with dear friends. It is also nice to be home and have some relaxation time before back to the realities of work.
Spread 198 – Side Kick – 6 June 20, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Tags: Art Journaling, art journals, Brian Kasstle, mens visual journals, Orly Avineri, Side Kick, visual journal
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Spread 198 – Side Kick 6
More side kick spreads, have a wonderful weekend.
Spread 197 – Side Kick 5 June 19, 2015Posted by apaperbear in Uncategorized.
Tags: "art journal", Acrylic paint, Art, Art Journaling, Brian Kasstle, John Arbuckle, Journals, layers, men's art journals, Mixed media, Nova color acrylic paint, Orly Avineri, private study, Terry Garrett, Thomas LaBadia, Visual Arts, visual journal
Spread 197 – Side Kick 5
I am home now from my trip to Bemidji, MN, to be with Terry, Thomas and John. Honestly it will take me a while to come down off the energy, love and support and the sheer creative energy of our little group. It brings tears to my eyes how much their friendship means to me to have them in my life, and their support and understanding of my need to create, well that and the simple fact – they “get it!”. Enjoy a few more spreads from my side kick or “psychic” this weekend. I will do a post about the trip and the spread we did from the journaling game. Orly was not with us be she was there in spirit in many, many ways.