Tuesday, May 26, 2015

books made so far

One of my 2015 art goals is to make 50 books. Here is what I've done so are ...

A good idea but I lost interest fairly quickly in it
Scrappy journal for my granddaughter. I'm thrilled that she actually uses it!
"Secrets" A journal of cardstock papers in a manila envelope cover. Most pages have places for "secret" journaling. Almost finished
Strips and Circles scrappy journal - ready to use
Smash scrappy journal - ready to use
A small scrappy journal that I might use as a "travel journal"
Hearts and Flowers scrappy journal - ready to use
Black and White Scrappy Journal - ready to use
A page from Journaling by 5s (unfinished composition book journal)
Cover of  "Truly Junque Journal" - this book is filled with snippets of stuff
A page from "Vintage Gluebook" - in progress
Newest "Truly Junque" journal
12 so far ... end of May ... 38 to go ... hmmm ...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Circles and Strips Scrappy Journal

Another journal listed in my etsy shop. There are now 4 journals available.






This scrappy journal is approximately 5.5 x 8.5 inches. There are 2 signatures with 10 folios each to create 40 surfaces to use. Papers include scrapbook and plain cardstock. Embellishments include original photographs and digital art, and many pockets and tuck spots.

The cover is commercial batik fabric, stitched decoratively to painted commercial fabric with a pellon middle layer for stiffness. Raw edges create interest and texture. Circles of batik are fused and hand stitched to the cover; buttons are added.

This journal is meant to be filled with your own photos, journal writing, quotes, and whatever you wish.
$40.00

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Small random collages

These are 4x4 collages - random papers and images. Taking a collage class with Jacki Long. Loving playing with papers and images.

Beauty

Dreams

Figuratively speaking

Hooligans

Nine

Simply

Fingers

Thursdays in May

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Hearts and Flowers Scrappy Journal

This scrappy journal is approximately 5.5 x 8.5 inches. There are 2 signatures with 12 folios each to create 48 surfaces to use. Papers include painted, scrapbook, and handmade artist paper. One folio is an original digital print on semi-gloss paper. There are several pockets and tuck spots.



The cover is commercial batik fabric, stitched decoratively to painted canvas . Raw edges create interest and texture. There are painted hearts and a commercial flower on the front cover. Beads hang from the spine. 









As with all my scrappy journals, this book is meant to be filled with your own photos, journal writing, quotes, and whatever you wish. 

$35.00

"Smash" Scrappy Journal

This book is 6 by 6 with 36 pages, creating 72 surfaces to use. The pages are a variety of scrapbook papers; including several pockets and envelopes and tags.







Use this spiral coil bound book for whatever you wish: photographs, quotes, journaling, lists, daily ephemera. I see this as a “smash book” of sorts.

$25.00. If interested email me or visit my etsy shop. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Art quilt finished

In January I started this project, blogged about it here.  At the time I thought I'd do one a month. Well, here it is the middle of April, and I finally finished it. Distractions along the way plus sore fingers made this a much larger project than I imagined. 

Upper left: printed on fabric transfer
Upper right: finished
Lower left and right: details
The photographs don't show the vibrancy of color and texture and shine with all the sequins and beads. I know there will be another because this is is really pretty.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Liberate Your Art

This year I participated in LiberateYour Art for the first time. I really enjoyed this. One of my goals for 2015 is to "show" my art more and this is a way to do that. I love snail mail ... I love creating postcards and receiving them. So this project was a win-win for me.

These are the cards I submitted for the swap:



And these are the cards I received:



These are from:
Bethany Lee from Florida
Carol Hart from Seattle
Leena Andrews from Florida
Karen (do not know location)
Sherry Harmes, Amook Island Creations, Alaska
Kat Sloma, coordinator extraordinaire

I'd love to keep on swapping ... so anyone who wishes to receive a postcard from me, please let me know!

Jan from Huntington Beach




Saturday, April 11, 2015

My current art "journal"

I hesitate to call this a journal because I'm not writing much in it. It's like a sketchbook except I don't sketch. It is simply a book where I make or adhere art. Some pages are "finished"; others not. 

video

That's not to say that I'll go back to finish them ... I may or may not. I guess I could call it my "Art Play Book". 

I hope you are having a creative weekend!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Photo Play

Playing in Photoshop ...

from this ...

to this ...

another playful experiment ...
from this ...


to this ...

Just playing.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Liberate Your Art postcards received

Here are the postcards I received for the Liberate Your Art swap. 


Thank you, Kat, for hosting this. And thank you to those who participated. These are so much fun to receive!