Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Alphabet Semplar

Over the past weekend i attended the Artful Alphabet Workshop
with Lynne Perella, one of my favorite teacher.
I am making a book and I have completed the front and the second page.
A- frica, B- rother, C- offe, D-ragonfly


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Envelope swaps

Recently I was in an envelope swap.
I made five and received five in return.
Here are my envelopes front and back.

I haven't posted on a while but I am having fun making transfers
encouraged by my new best friend Amy.

The hand picture was from an add from the Ruben Museum on heavy stack.
I brushed several coats of golden gel medium over several days

 after soaking the transfer in warm water it was very easy to peal off the cardboard.
I must say that the transfer was not very thin but I was pleased with the results.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 4 2011 A New Year begins

The holidays are over and the new year has began.
I didn't make any resolutions this year because I soon forget them

and go on doing the same things.
In the past I didn't post very much of my work because I am computer challenged and it seemed such a frustrating experience, however,I made the decision to post more so I can learn to do it faster and better.

Sometime in 2010, I started an art journal,I love the process of finding words, phrases and pictures to represent what I feel at the moment so
I have selected some of the journal pages at random, to practice posting.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Frida Kaehlo

It has been a while since I posted any work, but this past spring I took a weekend workshop with Lynne Perella, the subject was Frida Kaehlo one of my favorite painters.

We used Lynne's favorite resin paper for substrata, used gesso on the front and back to prime it, thus making the resin paper very strong and pliable. Oil pastels were liberally applied to obtain the desired background. The pastels were vigorously rubbed in with paper towels,then more colors applied until the background was completed. I then used stamps, collaged my favorite pictures of Frida, houses, birds, and other ephemera to represent what she loved. To finish the book I hand-stitched around each page and completed with a tassel.

The first picture is a view of the front and back page. The word Sadja, appears several times in her diary and it's a variation of the Sanskrit word Sadha meaning Heaven and earth. The numbers 3, 7, 9 have a mystical significance but Frida did not explain their importance in her life.
I loved working on this book and reading Frida's diary. She was a tormented soul but an extraordinary artist and an incredible human being

Sunday, July 12, 2009

In this spread , second page of my book, which unfortunately didn't photograph well, I used two different borders, the bottom one across the bottoms of the pages shows elephants in motion the big elephant in bottom left is a cut out from a travel magazine is most gorgeously dressed for a parade, a small px pf my husbands and i is also included on the left, the right page has few items from passport etc, I hoped to convey our beginning of the pilgrimage to the sacred Sites of India.
Posted by PicasaTis is my favorite packet spread., the background is made with alchool inks on wax paper
the green pockets are made with indian glossy paper and the two center pockets are done ,again in a lovely Indian paper with crewel flowery design. tags will have tassels that I am working on.