Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kelly's Journal Classes

 I thought I'd start posting some of my older works here that were done in other classes taught by Kelly Kilmer. She's The Major Influence in my Art Journaling, I find something new every time I take one of her classes. She doesn't do "project" style classes, they are more about discovering your own style and bringing it forward.
Here's a sampling from her Soul Collage Cards class(above). I like this size, because it's smaller, less intimidating. And you can actually come out with a deck of cards in a short time. Really fun!

The one on the left is from her Altered Books Class. I used a lot of actual materials, like leaves, and flower petals and ribbon in this one.

Click on the images to enlarge.

A Life Made By Hand

These are pages from "A Life Made by Hand", early last year and, I tried to focus on the composition of the page, and keep the messages simple.

I did something a little bit different, because I worked on loose pages rather than a bound book, and then when I was done, I bound them using a spiral binder. It was handier for carrying around, and I stuffed everything into a cigar box. So there's a lot of cut up stuff in this one.

I called this one "My Life in Comix". One of the women in the class (Dixie) had posted this link on her blog, where you could create your own comics on the Web. So I did that, printed it, and created a page about it. This is how I imagined I'd look as a cartoon character.

Some Journal Covers

A couple of journal covers, the one on the left is from Journal Bliss. It has a microscope slide and a tiny glass bottle wired thru an eyelet. The one on the right is the Goddess journal. I loved this one because of the interesting shape, very feminine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hooked on Polyvore

 I am hooked on this site Polyvore, every time I inadvertently go there, I end up spending Tons of time looking through all of their stuff! It's partly because it's web collage, very similar to what's in my art journals, but also because it shows a lot of the same themes we see in media and I guess we're sort of brainwashed about what we should be paying attention to.

Lately, I 've been looking at extending my "stuck in the rut" color schemes, so these give me more of an idea on what can be done. And, I love that even though it's focused on fashion, a lot of the people who create sets using their tools, are seeing them more as tools for expressing themselves.

(I'm happy that I Finally figured out how to get this to display as two images with the text on the sides.)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Naiad, a cool character

Just got this character by Liquid Rust, and had to do a render with her! And one of my favorite hairstyles, it's Ophelia.
Just added this beautiful free dress, it's a really nice one from Rose2000. Here's the link:
Rose's Dreamwalker Dress

Artfully Recycled ATCs

These are ATC's made from toilet paper rolls, and old book pages. First off I have to say that I LOVE making art out of recycled materials, I get a thrill when finding junk and turning into something (like a special form of Alchemy). So, I was inspired by Monica Zuniga, of Hands and Heart, who created a group for Artful Recycling. You take things that you'd normally throw away and make them into something. I put the link for her group on the right, but you can take a look at her instructions & beautiful works of art that she created here:
ATC instructions from tp rolls

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Music to Wake Up to

Dog Days Are Over

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yikes! White Space

OK, so after the last few pages I decided to make a simple page with Lots of white space. So then, I suddenly get a Terrible case of Writer's block, something which Never happened before! I realized that if I left a large white space, I felt compelled to say something Profound and Important! So, I left a blank spot for "future profound thoughts" and covered up the rest with a paperdoll :)

Window Page and Inner Voice

Here's a window fold out page, made with the inside of an envelope. The pocket is made from a transparency. The  page on the right is called "Inner Voice", and it's all about the arguments that I perpetually have with myself. After I did these 2 pages I decided that my journal pages look too cluttered, and I'm trying to figure out a way to keep more blank space for writing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Edwardian Red Paisley

It's been a while since I've done any 3D, and I really missed it, so here's a render of David 3, in his Edwardian suit. The texture is free from "Old Fashioned Woman", really goes nicely with the vest. You can get it here: Edwardian Paisley Texture
The clothes are a mix and match of the Edwardian Casual and Edwardian Evening suits. Hair is Cuffed Tail 2. The D3 model is Trey and the texture is Boyd. If you want to see the image larger, just click on it.
I ended up redoing the render because I didn't like his face, and I thought the lighting was too dark. Same outfit with the default David 3 (not Trey), and better lighting.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Journal Pages - About Hats

These are a couple of Before and After pages I did about hats. It all started when they made such a big deal about Princess Beatrice's hat at the Royal Wedding, and how everyone was focusing on that, and come on, it's just a Hat! So then I started speculating why I'm not a hat person, maybe it's too hot here. But anyway, I decided that if I were a hat person, I'd wear a cap like the brown one on the "Make a Wish" page.
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