Express Yourself – Growing Up

You might not guess it from the lack of class posts, but I have nearly finished Jane Davenport’s eclass, Express Yourself.  I am currently working on Lesson 9, a laughing face. It has been a blast!  Today’s post is my 2 page spread from Week 5, Growing Up. I followed Jane’s instructions and traced the […]

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Mutant Sea Shell

In 2011, Mr. Thompson and I attending the Go Congress in Santa Barbara.  Wednesday is always a free day, so Deborah, Brian and I walked down to the beach.  I love the macro setting and playing with scale.  One recurring themes in my photography is macro landscapes.  This photo was cropped in digikam.

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Baby, Don’t Apologize

Technically, this is not an art journal page, it is a mixed media piece of art I made for Mr. Thompson for Valentine’s Day this year.  I have only recently begun to create art outside of my art classes. I used pretty much every art supply I have for this piece: tissue paper, stamps, paint, […]

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Digital Buddha

I have been toying with photo manipulation for a while, originally in the GIMP. Here is one of my first attempts, the merging of three of my photos:  one of our Buddha statues and two images from a visit to the Portland Chinese Garden.  I kind of like it, but don’t think it’s quite there and […]

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Gathering Blooms

Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC has a beautiful garden. Mr. Thompson and I have made three trips to this gorgeous place: twice for Jim Kerwin’s go workshop and once for a week’s vacation.

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1st Art Journal: Live

The date on this page makes me chuckle, as it applies only to the artist model figures.  The tangle patterns were added sometime after 2012. In fact, I believe I have revisited this page at least 3 times, since the Zinger tangle is fairly new. I like several things about this page: the fact that […]

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CPS Mixed Media Skull Challenge

It’s been a very long time since I submitted my art for publication, but I had to give this one a try:  the Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Skull challenge.  This guy is 6″ x 6″ on Canson mixed media paper and uses Prisma pencils, Daler Rowney FW inks, Pitt pens, Sakura Gel pens, Montana […]

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Buddha, the Lounge

Last year, the Mister and I attended the Noir City Film Festival in San Francisco. We took a walk one day to Chinatown, where I took a ton of photos.  I couldn’t pass up taking a photo outside the Buddha Lounge. Editing with Digikam and the GIMP.  

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