Saturday, March 29, 2014

Blank Journal #12, 20 more

If there are only 20 more then I could be done with this phase by the end of April. Boy, I have loved this spring break. This collage appears rather simple but there mistakes that I had to work through & re-solve. I LOVE that part!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Newest collage. Took some struggling to get beyond smarmy. Lovely Czechoslovakian President Masaryk 1 Koruna stamp (which I couldn't find an exact image of---the images I was finding are much more complex & the President is facing the other way). Makes me wonder....The date on the earlier stamps is 1925-27 & unfortunately the postmark is unreadable.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sometimes Images Put Themselves Together

Red Thread.

#10 Journal Page

Still working with things on the table. I found myself leafing though a book & had to put it away. Using what is in front of me. Another gray day here. It is still cool which I dee-light in. The heat will be here all too soon & over stay it's welcome.

Monday, March 24, 2014

#9 Journal Page

Oh boy its hard to stop. I am using my precious pile & I like working with the limitation. Making my TO DO LIST for Spring Break. There are a pile of shadow boxes sitting in the Floridarium for about a year waiting for Assemblages....on my list.
Working on the raised bed garden the whole week...getting soil this afternoon. I will weed the kitchen garden bed so its ready for butterfly feeder plants.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

#8 Journal Page

This is my NEW RULE (that I imposed on myself after a very tall stack of images that I have been hoarding fell to the floor & I had to pick them all up) I must use what is on my tabletop. I am not allowed to go looking for new imagery until I've made a dent in what I have so carefully been collecting. This is another "Creator taking stock" composition. One of my very favorites of layouts. I re-visit it ALOT.
The stamps are from a magazine so they are not real, they commemorate the 70th anniversary of the German Derby. They are barely readable.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Everything & Everyone with Bears & Mona.

I love these bears. They are very old timey rubber stamps that I got at Renninger's in January. I am able to build collages again. My Little was busy being an adult & the energy was not there. I kept my journal up but collages have to say everything & not just be surroundings for words.

2 More Pages

For the last 2 mornings I have not been able to get anything going on paper. That is very unusual & this morning I understood why. Gone was the Little that I depend on when making these collages. I had shut her out again & was trying to make "Art". Not a good idea. Without my Little making decisions my work is boring & contrived, when she is in charge it is lively & unpredictable. Reunited, la la  la   la    laaaah.....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

#5 Page

It has been raining here for days & when that happens trees start to just fall over. We lost 2 in one season that way; big water oaks! So the blowing raincoat person is timely. Also got some Arabic newspaper, a gift from a friend. AND a lovely Republique Francaise stamp.
Plenty of places for writing under the stamped hand. Hands are also a favorite. A list of irresistible images might be interesting.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Half of Donald Judd

I'm saving the other half for later.
Journal Page for today! I am wondering if I need to add lines for others to write on. I always make my own lines b/c I like the way it looks. I like lines. I like letters. AND I like house shapes. Thats a lovely King George VI stamp.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

#3 Journal Page

The Horse is Van Dongen's and the woman is Margaret Bourke-White. I am finding that I am working differently, conscious of copyright & of audience. I don't think I like that. But the process will continue until I find out what I need to learn.
We saw The Great Beauty, which I was really looking forward to. I was disappointed. There was great beauty but great folly too.

#2 Blank Journal Page

So the way I figure it I have to stay a day ahead of myself if I want to keep working in the journal that I presently keep. On this page I will write just to the right of the hand. AND it seems to crying for a postage stamp right under the fingers. Purple? Turquoise?
A little while ago I bought a stamp collectors album with little transparent half sleeves so I could organize all the stamps by color. Ooooo...I love it.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Blank Journal Pages

This is today's journal page before any writing. I have an idea that I would like to scan these images before they become MY journal page, gather them up & use them in a generic journal that I would spiral bind.
I have decided that on weekends I will  be an artist. That will be my job now on Saturday & Sunday. I wonder how long I can keep it up? I do artwork almost daily but its hiding under a bushel. No magic is going to happen about anything getting done or getting learned or moving along. Its all effort & the seriousness of the effort. I LOVE making things & have let that love slide. Dangerous business, that.