Monday, February 25, 2013

Digital Whisper

No matter how often it happens it always a thrill to me to have my work recognized. This week 2 of my fantasy pages are featured on Digital Whisper.
I Want to Fly
Sea Girl
Digital Whisper has just reopen and is a site that is "A community of dedicated loyal artist who make their art come alive with just a whisper".  I'm not sure about the whisper part, some times the art work I view on the site shouts out in it originality and beauty!
There is a lot going on over at Digital Whispers right now with the reopening. If you have a interest in fantasy art come over and have a look.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rose Bowl Flea Market

Today we went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market. It's  3rd time that I have had the opportunity to visit this amazing market and see   of STUFF for sale!
We were greeted at the entrance by this fellow when we arrived about 9:30 am. Which is late the market opens at 5am. The parking lots were fairly full and we had to park quite a distance away from the entrance.

 We walked, and walked up and down the many aisles. It's unbelievable how many things are for sale, from antiques, old clothing, paper bits, and just downright junk. But one mans junk is another mans treasure.
 I loved this view of a wooden horse popping out of a truck.
 There were people of all ages searching for the perfect thing or bargain.
After  4 hours of walking and finding wonderful treasures which I hope will all fit into my suitcases we found the exit and headed for the long walk back to our car tired but happy.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Finishing Up

After a great day walking around La Brea Tar Pits, visiting the Folk Art Museum and lunch at The Grove Farmers Market, some of my very favorite place in LA we headed home mid afternoon. Tired but happy to work on finishing my journal I spend some time watching the videos Mary Ann Moss provided for us in her class Ticket to Venice on how to make the Diamond Cross Bookbinding stitch.
Once I watched the videos and Mary Ann's excellent instructions I went full steam ahead and completed binding  the journal.

I  really like to look of this type of binding and I am planing on making another journal  once I get home using it.   I'll add more signatures to the journal now that I am comfortable with the stitching.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Play Day in LA

This week I'm visiting my friend Nola in LA. Today we had a play day in her studio. Our project was to make a art journal. Joining us was Ute (see her blog on the sidebar) an old friend from Doll Camp and a wonderful artist. We started with brown wrapping paper and acrylic paint and the instruction from Nola to just doodle. Above is what I came up with

In this photo you can see the jars of the very bright acrylics that we used.
Ute hard at work
Nola, myself and Ute.
Nola with her interesting doodling
My journal almost completed.

After finishing putting the journal together I relized that I had not made the spine large enough to hold all my signatures. Rats!!! After some thinking I cut the spine out, made it larger and with a good suggestion from Ute, painted in the missing bits that I had to cut off. It hardly shows where the new paper had been attached.
My next step is to add the signatures to the book using a stitch that Mary Ann Moss taught us in her latest and fantastic class Ticket to Venice.
All in all a wonderful day with good friends.