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Oct. 15th, 2006


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I promise to have a pictorial of what I've been doing up very soon -- here's today:

Oct. 8th, 2006


Day eight

Because a lot of people have been asking, here's a shot of my workspace:
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There's nothing on the walls because it's already been packed up for the move. This picture might have to count as today's mofo-artoberfest art. ::smiles:: We'll see.

Oct. 7th, 2006


Day six: my to do list - does this count as art?

My to do list is going to kill me one of these days, this I'm sure of.
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I'm usually more rambly, but I've been working through lists like this during my more quiet times . . . while in the midst of a full-on panic attack over not finishing everything before deadline.

Oct. 6th, 2006


Day Five

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Simple pen drawing, very rough.
Will hopefully lead to something more complex.

Oct. 5th, 2006


Day Four: continued

Day Four: (continued)

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I worked on this page spread yesterday before soccer (Both B&L have a game every Wednesday night - it's SO much fun!), but I didn't have a chance to post up the image.  I'll have day five up here sometime today . . . have LOTS to do, but this will be part of my to do list!

Oct. 4th, 2006


Hello all!

critter study
critter study

11in by 14in
pencil, watercolor pencils, extra fine sharpie marker

I just wanted to do a quick check in. I've been puttering around with paint the past few days and then just decided to pick up the sketchbook while watching tv tonight. I guess I'm just in an odd quirky mood because this is what came of it. (Larger pic here.) Yep... this is what happens when the internal censors disappear for a few hours.

Ummm... alrighty then. Hope you all are OK out there!


Day Four:

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The left page is sketches with notes about why I decided to draw each of these random images.  This entire page was done using red and blue papermate pens.  The right side is a collage using old book pages, bits of maps, chai wrappers, Asian images, scrapbook paper, blue papermate pen, pink gel pen, green gel pen.  The phrases say:

Take pride in how far you've come.
Have faith in how far you can go.

There will be more later, I'm sure.  I wanted to turn the page and keep going, but I can't neglect work.  I'm sure I'll be back on here later on with more.

Oct. 3rd, 2006


I promised pictures - here they are! :)

I'll post a picture of the cover once it's complete.  I'm going to add elements to it every so often throughout the month.

Day one: The inside cover is a print-out about how October is a month of art and why.  Then, the first page is a random collage with some links to sites of inspiration printed out in the middle.

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Day two: I printed out a livejournal entry and deckled the edges before attaching it to a random paper arrangement.

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Day three: This is an experiemental series -- similar to some work I've done before, I'm taking it a bit further tomorrow.  I'm going to work using different mediums and incorporate other assemblage visuals.

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Hope you enjoyed!  I made sure to cut the mess of my desk out of each image -- it looks like a small tornado has blown through here.  I can't believe I can find anything.


Artoberfest: talk

ARTSOMOFO Day two and three:

I'm trying to stay away from random collages, but it seems to be what I always gravitate toward. I'd like to break out of my comfort zones this month and try some new methods. My confort zones are:
  • PAINTINGS: I always seem to do something with nature. It's always involving a tree and flowing grass. I don't know why, but this is the first thing my mind wanders off to whenever I work with paint.

  • DRAWING & SKETCHING: Same thing . . . I'm always drawn to things from nature. With drawings, though, it's flowers, trees and "country" elements (like an old bucket or something). Again, I'm not really sure why . . . it really quiets my mind when I work on these things, though.

  • COLLAGE: Even though I use random images and colored paper, my collages are still set up in a scrapbook orgnanizational manner. When I collaborated frequently on nervousness.org, I was able to manipulate different methods and styles successfully . . . but that may have been because I was working on so many projects at the same time. Perhaps I should try this multi-tasking this month to help break out of my collage comfort zone.

  • Beginning to break free a bit:

    My altered books have been morphing into something new and different to me -- I've been using a lot of stencils (particularly on the borders) and, rather than a bulky "collaged/assemblage," they've been coming out more like that scrapbook organizational manner I described above. I've also been adding a lot of pockets, tags, cut-out's and envelopes. I like this twist, though, because I felt like my other altered book work didn't really tell the story I intended at the start of the work.

    My ACEO (a.k.a. ATC) work has been changing, too. Before, I worked from card to card without really tying any of them together with a theme. Lately, I've been creating small series and exploring different themes and different materials.

    I've accomplished this "break free from my comfort zone" when I was cutting watercolor paper and saved the scraps. They were perfect for either an ACEO base or the interior mat. I used walnut ink, watercolor pencils, gel ink and other various materials layered one on top of each other. This was hard for me because anyone who knows me well knows I'm an obsessive compulsive freak when it comes to keeping things neat.

    Oct. 1st, 2006


    Artist_Writer: Day One

    I decided to do things different this year. I altered a spiral bound notebook and I'm going to see how much of it I can fill during this month of artyness. I'm going to work on other projects in conjunction with the "art journal" creations. ::smiles:: I'll post a picture of the cover and the first pages tomorrow.

    [x-posted for your reading pleasure]

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