It's Saturday and that means it's time to link up to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's AJED (Art Journal Everyday). She posts the challenge along with the linking up on Fridays. Whether or not I have something to link up with I really love checking out the participating artists links-there's always something new to learn and be inspired by! Check it out for yourself.
This is my journal play this week:
I can't even begin to tell you all that went into/onto the pages but I can give some insight -(sometimes you just get into the zone and don't even know what all you're doing-know what I mean?) It began with pages already partially covered with leftover paint, spray inks and stencilling. I added more Dylusion sprays, Dylusion stamping (punchinella and alphabet), script circles I stamped on white cardstock and cut out. Then I did some flower-like doodling with markers and paint pens. Added the lg. UM stamp image (Tim Holtz stamp) at upper left and an older Stamper's Anonymous shadow image on the lower right after finding the quote I wanted to use. I was SO going to type the quote and put it on the page as I don't like my writing but then I gave myself a quick talking to. If I could create a page with such abandon, why not just write with abandon too? So in case you can't read it-" Don't ask what the world needs. Ask for what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Howard Truman
And here's a detail photo:
It's been awhile since I last worked on my online class Stamp Carving 101 (also with Julie Balzer) and decided I needed to get back to it lest I forget the lessons I've been learning.
I finally completed my alphabet and number set of stamps, along with a border I carved for fun and practice. So here are the completed stamps:
My friend Lenna Andrews is taking the class with me and we decided to do a project together by making tags for each other representing each week's lessons. We'll get to see each others' carvings and have a nice fat tag book of samples when we're finished! My previous carvings and tags beginning with the first lesson can be found on previous posts or on my Flickr photostream.
Here are the tags:
Dylusion spray inks on the background. The buttons are vintage with the exception of the blue ones.
I'm working on Lesson 8 which is definitely more challenging-scripted words.
Have a fabulous weekend! See you Monday with the names of the winners of my giveaway.
"A bird only flies. It does not turn to another bird and ask 'am I doing this right?' "
Mary Anne Radmacher