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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

reFRESH reCYCLE reUSE reDUCE

Today is Wonderful Wednesday at work; that's the day our boss tells us all to take a half-day. So I decided to use my half-day to work on art. I'm making good progress on AFP tarot. I'm satisfied with where it's going and see a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

With things going so good I decided to take a break from the tarot card to mess around in my art journal for a bit. I've started a new art journal and I LOVE what's going on there.

I took a mail-order catalog from one of my favorite retailers. The catalog I'm using is from DharmaCraft but of course you could use any catalog or magazine. Then I took a clear gesso and painted every page. This gives the slippy paper a tooth to work on.

Now I'm painting out each page. I'm painting around some of the pictures and words from the catalog. Once these pages dry I'll write, draw, embellish, etc around the words and pictures. I think it will be an interesting journal and give me lots of things to write about.

2 comments:

Andree Lachapelle said...

Great idea for a journal, how fun!

priti.lisa said...

Hi (insert name here)
Thank you for visiting my blog AND for writing a sweet comment.
Do you smoke cigars? LOL
Peace and Hugs, Lisa