Sunday, July 22, 2007

Queen Bee

Part of a journal I'm creating. I'm doing individual pages. I don't have a clue how I'm going to bind the pages, but I'll figure out later. I started this with a color wash, added a layer of another color, added the queen and other images. Then I began playing with texture and color. This is the way I work. I almost never have an actual theme in mind. It's all about color and texture for me, but along the way a theme will develop. Since the bubble wrap application reminded me of a honeycomb, I decided to name this "Queen Bee". I added a layer of tar gel which makes it really shiny.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Red Hot Lips

The following five images are journal pages I did in a collaborative journal. It's the first time I've worked in someone else's journal -- a very satisfying endeavor, though I had to be really careful not to mess up the clean page after my last page which was actually two of the pages glued together for strength and a lot of paint and layering. It's fun to see what the others do on their pages. I have not been terribly prolific with my art due to some minor health problems -- lots of physical therapy. This collaborative effort was just what I needed to get the juices flowing again. I really like recycling junk mail and cards (I might use a piece of the card in a collage).

Junk Mail


Sun Moon and Stars