Sunday, September 29, 2013

Last two weeks of September - and a big day

Yesterday was a big day for me. Over a year from idea to submission, I sent off an article on my Williamson family to the state genealogical journal. Hope that will go well! Then I took some artwork to the Pentagon Gallery where our Grant Deming Artists will have a show opening in November. I left three of my "mental landscapes" for framing. I probably need to take some more since we have plans to exhibit in local eateries, etc. next year.

Here are the pages of daily photos for the last two weeks.

Designer Credits:
Oscraps Collab Dandelion Days
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable, Jellyka, End_less Voyage

Designer Credits:
-background: Inner Voice by Val C. Designs
-leaves, autumn WA: Altered Accents: Autumn Leaves & Word Clippings by Joanne Brisebois
-notepaper: Vintage Album Collection: Journaling Bits & Pieces by Joanne Brisebois
-red paper: Oscraps Collab Journey
-frame, flowers, paint, dreams WA: Fly High by Val C. Desings
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Drawing #45 - 73 Prime

My mother's elementary primer again yields fragments including a key to the title. The number 73 is prominent and is notable as a prime number. Using the newest sketchbook I find it holds paint as well as collage and inks. Colored pencils are still a useful addition.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Art Journal for a Song

Maya de Groot's monthly challenge featured a template and word art to use in a page based on a song. I had fun with it going back to music from a long time ago, "When the Music's Over" by Jim Morrison and The Doors. I'm especially drawn to the dark lyrics, moody sounds and focus on the end.

Designer Credits:
by Maya de Groot
-template, end word art: Express Your Creativity Challenge: Songs
-dark paper, paint: Contrast
-reddish paper: Passion for Paper
-music paper: Music Sheet Papers
-deep red paper: Autumn Sonnet by Mary Pop
fonts: baby dont worry bout it!, Sybil Green, Vogue

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Creating with pink hibiscus

A creative techniques challenge called for creating our own mask with brushes. I chose a photo of my sister's large pink hibiscus. They are lovely even though pink (not my favorite color). I used brushes of my own and am very pleased with the result.

Designer Credits:
-ArtPlay Palette Vintage Rose by Anna Aspnes
mask created with 3 of my own brushes (house, appleseed, grass)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Second Week of September

What a curious week it was! We hit 96 on Tuesday breaking the record for Sept. 10 that had been 93. It was also the high for the year. Wednesday we reached 95, another daily record high. By Friday I was shivering and Thursday night we'd had a big thunderstorm. I also got to meet with other artists living in the same historic district. We're putting together show possibilities. Saturday was a big seminar on German genealogy research and Dick came too. Big surprise was seeing and sitting with a really nice couple with whom we had worked. They're retired now too and even spend some time in Germany. What fun!

Designer Credits:
ArtPlay Palette Vintage Rose by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Snell BT, Hurry Up, Huxtable

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall Color is Coming

There's a piece in today's paper with a prediction that fall color will peak here at a more normal mid-October rather than late in the month. The reason given was plentiful rain in early summer. How curious!

All that made me go looking for fall color photos. I love this particular view in Lake View.

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Week in September

Fall is definitely coming at us, but some warm days are still going to be around. Every day is its own reward and here are seven more recorded. The photos begin at the bottom and proceed clockwise.

Designer Credits:
-edge paper: New Beginnings Add On papers by Charlize Creations
-elements: New Beginnings Add On stamps by Charlize Creations
-patterned paper: Starfish by Forever Joy
-brush, brown paper, button: ArtPlay Palette Tangier by Anna Aspnes
-frame: Trim It Edges #7 by Merkeley Designs
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable

Monday, September 2, 2013

Three Weeks of August

I've gotten behind on my weekly pages. The final three weeks of August are reviewed on these pages. The change to September really makes fall seem to be arriving soon. Now 35 weeks of 2013 are behind us. The text is more legible if you click on the images to get a larger version.

Designer Credits:
-kit: Elderberry by Forever Joy Designs
-brushes, gold paint: ArtPlay Palette Tangier by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable

Designer Credits:
-background papers: Basics: BW Paper Pack by Forever Joy Designs
-gray paper, elements: Oscraps Collab Journey
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable, Impress BT

Designer Credits:
-papers, stitching, feather: Changes by Tracy Martin Designs
-brush as photo mask, transfer (recolored): Tangier by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Hurry Up, Huxtable