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?

 

Paying Tribute Workshop

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I recently held a workshop at Tessera Fine Art Gallery on Paying Tribute.  Some brought their own photos and memorabilia to create a tribute to a loved one, while some made a more generic piece of art.  We all learned how to distress, antique and generally age our pieces so that they had that “vintage” look.  We also worked in layer after layer to create a bit of faux encaustic look.  It was a lot of messy soupy fun!

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This is my tribute page in my art journal, to my Grandmother who got me started in art!

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One of the many steps on our way to a completed canvas!

If you missed this workshop, I will be teaching it again next spring!