My First Art Journal

I have long dabbled in art and every few years, would pull out my copy of Nicolaides, The Natural Way to Draw” and work about 3 weeks and then give up. Yet, I kept going back and trying.  Around 1996, I picked up a spiral bound blank sketch book and started what was to become […]

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AAA Vellum Pages

Here are two pages of my class journal for Tamara Laporte’s “Awesome Art Journal” class.  The lesson was about different ways to manipulate photographs.  The photo is one of my prints from a long time ago, probably mid-90s, when mom, dad and I took a trip to the Washington coast. I scratched, bleached and punched […]

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One day in 2006, my friend Lisa and I took a trip to the UW Arboretum.  As usual, I shot a bunch of photos.  I like shooting dandelions when they’ve gone to seed.  Here is one. I really like the texture of the image.  Shot with my Canon Powershot S50 and minor editing in GIMP […]

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New Series: From the Archives

I have been digging through my rather large photo library looking for art journal doodle inspiration.  However, I get sidetracked by my photo history and decided to post a series I will tag From the Archives. Here is a photo from 10 years ago of the back of the building that adjoined the former Open Circle Theater […]

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Week 16

With Traci Baustista.  I love her style and book “Doodles Unleased.” I completed my page and art journal page easily, and have been spending the rest of this week working through Doodles Unleashed.  Also, having lots of fun with Daler Rowney FW acrylics inks! I like the way they sit on the page when dropped, […]

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Week 15

Week 15 of Life Book is Tam’s Quirky Animals.  I loved these little critters and made quite a few. Here are my Quirky Animal Totem Pole and class journal entry.

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Week 15 Quirky Animals

I am having a ball drawing Tam’s quirky animals. I have made a bunch since Monday but this bird is the current favorite. I also got a new device this week – a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Or, as we like to call it , a Fablet. And it is pretty FAB. Edited with #aviary […]

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Meet Sadie

To celebrate my looming half century on this mostly harmless planet, I bought a Dollstown Arin on the Elf body, in Fresh skin.  This is my first face-up since all my art classes and I am very happy I signed up for Jane Davenport’s Express Yourself class, which helped me immensely with Sadie’s eyebrows and […]

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Connection to Art

I finally finished the Week 12 of Life Book. a dimensional mixed media piece taught by Anna Dabrowska.  I love her work and this technique, although I admit to struggling with it, at first.  The theme for March was Connections and my intention was to celebrate my connection to art by my dad. Dad took […]

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