I am participating in an international journal round robin called "Colour Play" which is a project of the Arte Ed Anima discussion group. Each month we have a different technique and different color combination assigned to do in the journal we have that month. This is my spread in the hostess' journal. The assignment for this month was to do a spread in a style similar to the artist Nick Bantock using the colors hot pink and lime green!! Yikes!
Isn't this a precious idea for a deco? Kathy Wasilewski was entranced by the little fairly children that Sally Jean does. So, she put a deco in the CreativeChix Round Robin with the theme of "Sally Jean-type fairy children."
And here is the deco back cover that goes with her Garden Fairy:
Kathy Wasilewski (sometimes known as Kathy Was or thebookartist) is a phenomenal woman and awesomely talented artist. Her collages and other mixed media art are exemplary. She is currently the featured artist in the Mixed Media Collage Artists Gallery. Check out more of Kathy's art on her web site, Altered Antiquity, and her blog. Be ready to feast your eyes!
It's a wonderful body of work.
This was a greeting card which had on the front, Monet's "Woman With Parasol Turned Left." I sanded away all the background except some of the grass and added my collage elements. Some artists found it interesting that I also altered the back:
My newest uniform (I seem to change about every 3 or 4 weeks!) was given to me by my husband. This is a shirt he no longer wears with logos of his job before he reitred. I love it because it serves as a great smock . . . and I must admit . . . it feels like I have on a lab coat. That elevates my ego - LOL - you know how clinically technical I like for my art work to be -- NOT!!! There is a small American flag on the back in the middle of the yoke - love it. The shirt is very wrinkled - I take naps in it, too. Hmmm, I simply must get some paint on it to go with the glue and make up. Maybe I'll wash it? Maybe not. BTW, don't you love the photography? Remember, everything is reversed in the mirror. Think I need to clean my studio mirror? One just musn't sweat the small stuff. Right?
Oh my gosh! Don't you just love it? There is nothing better than to get a surprise in the mail from an artist friend. These are Christmas ornaments I received from the fabulous Deryn Mentock (Texas) and and the awesome Reiny Rizzy (Luxembourg).
Fabric Ornament by Reiny Rizzy. See more of Reiny's incredible art here and here
Altered Cartes de Visite by Deryn Mentock.
See more of Deryn's fantastic art here and here
I know, I know, Christmas is over. Well, not for me. I'm one of the lucky ones who has artists friends. Now we all know that artists are usually quite the right brained beings - me included. That means that clocks and calendars are really no big deal (unless of course you want to alter one and make it into art) -- so before, during, or after Christmas -- doesn't matter -- a gift is a gift and I am so very appreciative. In fact, I often get my best loved gifts after the fact. These two wonderful friends went out of their way to make something for me - that's a heart warming gift whenever you get it! Thanks to the both of you.
This is Korie, our 3yr old grandchild. She was in the studio during the New Year's weekend. I'm thrilled that she is so involved in creating... a collage artist in the making. Notice the body language as she gets engrossed in her work. I thought she was going to crawl up there into the piece! And the pride when she finishes -- don't you wish you could always be that proud at the finish?