Sunday, November 8, 2009

The next steps in the Art Journal process

Creating more mess and add ons for the pages.

The first bits added to the pages to create little book-like things to be inserted into the art journal.

Collaged pages which were then cut out in star shapes.

Love the effect of these shapes.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Autumn in New York

Central Park in autumn.... it seemed like a great idea to go and have a look to see how things were changing. The light was just right and many of the leaves too.

Then there were the aspects of the park on a Saturday morning..

The running group assembled to get started.

The skating lessons

The ice hockey game

Nothing like taking the dog for a romp in the autumn leaves. These small things were rushing around after each other bouncing in , on and over the leaves.

The saxophonist was positioned perfectly for amplification and povided a really haunting sound track for the walk in the part of the park.

On leaving the park the birds drew attention to this magnificent creature perched in the tree.

It took off and rested for a while on one of the window ledges of the Plaza Hotel

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Art Journaling

I have started a new class at Get it Scrapped. This one is called "The Graffiti of your Life" and involves creating an art journal from the ground up. Starting with cutting pages to use, then doing wash backgrounds which is what I did yesterday. Unlike the other times with Dina this is doing all the pages together. It has lots of paint and ink in the first few days and we're making all the pages all at once.
The stage after the wash was to do stenciling with letters and circles. It was so messy but such fun.