Of Journals and Faces…

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Still working in my junk journal this week, though I have been making a lot of art as well for some upcoming shows.  Above is Spread #45 in my little junk journal – after.  Below is how the bound journal looked before I started on it.

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On the right side is a page section from one of the fabulous books by Sabrina Ward Harrison. I left the face, but did a bit of altering.  The most striking change is the mismatch eyes which are washi tape by Jane Davenport.  Sure give this gal a wonky look… and I like wonky!  Seems so much more true to life and appealing to me than perfection.

The feathers are from a hand carved stamp.  I have been pulling out my stamps, and carving more to get all brushed up for a stamp carving workshop I am teaching at Tessera Gallery in March.

I have been continuing with my faces as well… this week was faces #44-50! Not an especially great batch, but I did lots of experimenting and got some ideas that I may incorporate into some artwork.

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My favorite this week is this guy…

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I also got a little mini oil painting lesson this week with Lisa Graham, and now am excited to start dabbling a bit in oils.

Another excitement this week was getting the March/April issue of Somerset Studio in the mail with my Paying Tribute article inside!  Still thrills me to see my name in print!

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I will be teaching a workshop on this faux encaustic technique at Tessera Fine Art Gallery in April.

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That is pretty much my week… How was yours?

 

Take Captive Every Thought

Today’s FREE coloring page to download, print, and color!

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Plus, a week’s worth of faces….  #36 through #43!

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The little one on the top right is using a Jane Davenport stamp.  And again, I went without hair on a couple… sure simplifies things!  I think my favorite of the week is the quirky fellow on the bottom left. It just has more personality.. But I am going to keep trying out many styles to see where they take me!

Hope you have a blessed week!

 

Faces and Such

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Faces 29 through 35 completed this week… though four of them are borrowed from my junk journal.  I got a little behind on my faces, but since I was making them in my art journal pages, I decided those would count. (after all, I am the one making the rules here!)

I started off well

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then got busy in my art journal instead of my faces!

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I also saw the completion of one whole month of faces!

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That feels good!

On the subject of cards… I also got in some new postcards of my art this week, now available in my etsy shop.

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Hope you had a good week!