Sunday, January 29, 2012

Full Tilt Boogie Exposed

So I mentioned in a previous post that I took Mary Ann Moss' Full Tilt Boogie course a couple of months ago.  Her art journaling style is really unique which intrigued me.  She instructs you through several different book binding styles using an old book, removing the signatures and sewing in found papers, scrapbook papers, etc.  I've really enjoyed working in this journal, although I must admit it can be a bit limiting since it's really just collage and doodling.  Given that only a few supplies are used, it's easy to work on it anywhere so it lives along side my favorite living room chair and I work in it when I'm with the family watching  TV.


 Stacy Closed

Stacy Open

 Vacation in Fallbrook


Mom Closed

Mom Open


 Peace Love & Happiness

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Goddess Aurora

So I'm taking Tam Laporte's (of Willowing) collaborative Life Book 2012 course and lesson number one was to create a goddess that you could relate to and then think about (and list your personal goddess qualities).  I chose the Roman Goddess Aurora also known as Goddess of Dawn.  I chose her for no other reason than the fact that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE mornings.  The earlier the better.  Something about the calm of the morning just resonates with me.  I'm happiest when the sun has JUST risen and all is quiet and still. 

Here is my spread.  I'm pleased with it, although I really need a lot more practice on painting faces...but that's okay, I'm more interested in the journey anyway. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

15/15/15 Spread - Hallowe'en in Wonderland

I just completed an art journal page as part of the 15/15/15 round robin I mentioned in my previous post.  This is a spread for Pandora's "Hallowe'en in Wonderland", an Alice in Wonderland Halloween themed journal.  I was really hesitant to get started in her journal as I'm not particularly a fan of Alice in Wonderland!  And, to be honest I don't even remember the last time I saw the movie. I suppose if my son was a little girl, I would have become a fan by default...but, that's just not the case.  As a result, I had NO IDEA where to start.

On the other hand, the Red Queen images from the 2010 remake of the movie have always been intriguing to me so I decided to start with her and then see where it took me.  First I needed to do a little research on her character and quickly realized she is one tough lady...thus the caption!  After I completed her, I started on her masquerade mask.  After all, every queen needs a proper Halloween costume and the rest just came together. 

Now that I've completed this spread, I'm inspired to watch both the original and remake of Alice in Wonderland.  Go figure!