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.
Posted by PicasaIn this next spreads I made packets on the right side, the tags have Buddhist Sayings,
On the left side of the page the background is very rich as yet not finished but I just love the way it came out. the trouble is I can't remember how I did it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Posted by PicasaThere are three spreads with POCKETS,
in this first photo, I folded the pages,and put the round wheel
with Buddhist symbols, It actually turn. ( The turning of the wheel is very symbolic in our tradition.)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

pilgrimage to India pictures for week4

Yesterday I posted four of my photos for the class, however, I was unable to post my "writing" about the spreads.
I hope I can be successful today, I have been learning a lot, and every time I look at a picture or ad in magazines i am beginning to train my eyes to see different elements of composition.
In the next few days I plan to go to some art galleries and see if i can look at art with "different" eyes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

pilgrimage to India , lesson week 2

I have been working on my Niche which is round and I have been glueing the inside. Next I will paint and decorate the two pages,
front and back and with luck I will place my framed pictures in the niche. So far I have been OK.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Second picture

Here is another picture

Week 2 by Rikae


I am having one heck of a time with blogs and posting, the whole process. I am making much better progress with the actual assignments, but have not been successful at conveying this to all of you. I am really going through two classes here: AB and blogging. It has also been a very difficult week family-wise. My grand daughter has experienced a spiking temperature to 104 degrees with convulsions, was in St. Vincents' ER one night, and is still suffering, poor thing. I have been doing heavy duty baby sitting, back and forth between Manhattan and New Jersey. So forgive me for being late, but I hope to catch up somewhat this weekend. Please do not drop me from the class.

Best, Rita

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

First time as a blogger

This is my very first blog, I did it with the help of my husband who is sitting next to me.
in the very near future I will post my work and many pictures.
bye for now,