Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artventure Overload?

A member from the journal round robin group that I'm in chose the four seasons as her theme. I never know where I'm going when I begin a page in my journal but I know I like to paint. My first instinct was to paint pages that reflect the seasons. The weather in Los Angeles was cool, dark and rainy when I painted this page a couple weekends ago. Good timing cause our temps have been in the 80s over the past few days. No way would I have been able to interpret winter under these circumstances. It wasn't until last night that I begin to embellish and write on the pages. Click on the pic to read my winter thoughts.

Texture was the theme of my journal which is currently in Northern California. This super large flash card was found in my stash of "one day" ephemera. I love finding goodies that I can work into my art. TOUCH seemed like the perfect word to describe the textured journal I wished for. I filled in the letters with Papier Glitter which dried to a clear and glossy elevated finish. Very touchable; good textured element.

This is from a page in my Texture Journal. I included a tag from a workshop I gave a couple years ago that had loads of texture with journaling on the back. I made a pocket for it to sit in.

I created removable pages to encourage members to lay it on and not worry.

Even my tags can't escape the way of layers! This is one sample of two Alice in Wonderland accordion tags that we'll be making at Stampin' From the Heart in Los Angeles on March 26th beginning at 4:30 until 8:00. I'll supply the tags, paint, stamps, ink and colored pencils. All you need to bring is a small pair of sharp scissors. The samples are in the shop. Drop by to check it out.

So far I haven't asked myself "What were you thinking?!" so I must still be in the sane mode. That may change as I hurry to make the mail off deadline in the journal round robin or as I sit in my art space doing all nighters trying to get all my make-it-take-it kits together. Oh yeah, I forgot about the other two workshops that are one week within each other in April. Sigh. Artventure overload? Artventures - YES, overload - NO! You can never look at art as being too much work or you'll stop all together. Oh, I forgot about the mailing art swap with Christina and Bea's challenge. I just keep telling myself that there's no way being creative can ever kill me. LOL! Now go make some art!


Sherry Goodloe said...

ooooooh linda, i love everything here!

good seeing you last weekend *smiles* . . . we forgot to have someone take our picture at the show! July for sure ok? *smiles*

Bea said...

Remember, creating makes your soul joyful. You can NEVER create too much. :)Bea

Stampmaiden said...

Thanks Sherry! I knew we forgot to do something!!! July for sure!
Bea, ditto on everything you've said. I work with nuns and just yesterday one of them who's taken a little break from teaching told me that being creative sure brings a lot of happiness! How can I feel overload when I've heard the same thing two days in a row? Hot dog, bring out the glue! LOL!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

All of your pages are beautiful. I can so identify with your winter page. I am so thick I don't worry about it any more. Sigh~~ All of your tags are marvelous. I love Alice in Wonderland. I hope you go see the movie if you haven't already. It is so entertaining. Every time you mention one of your workshops I wish I could attend. That is as close as I will ever get to one of them unfortunately. Try to get some rest. You have so much to do.

Stampmaiden said...

Thank you, Lisa. It's good to accept things and not make a big deal about it.
I'm happy you stopped by.

BT said...

Wow, what eye candy there is on this page. Fantastic. Talking of layers, I had to remove your 'I' for India ATC today and replace it with the new one. I couldn't bear to put it away so now it is blue tacked to my wall in front of me!!