Showing posts with label art journal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art journal. Show all posts

Monday, September 10, 2012

5x5 Art and Round Robin Journal Pages

I will be leaving for Italy for vacation in a couple of days and wanted to make sure I had completed some art projects I committed to before taking my trip.

In this post, I shared with you the beginnings of my portraits for the Arts Center of the Ozarks 5x5 Exhibit.  I finished putting the final details on the portraits.  Here are the completed pieces:

"Mother Mary"

"Angel of Hope"

The entire exhibition - which features 5x5 pieces of art from artists in Arkansas and neighboring states will be on display from October 4th through November 8th.   The reception will take place on November 8th.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see the Arts Center of the Ozarks website for details.  It makes for a very enjoyable evening, I promise you...

In this post, I told you about a Round Robin art journal project I am participating in.  This month, it was my turn to contribute to a journal by Melissa Bryant.  Her journal theme is "Interconnected" and deals with how our life interconnects with others.  Melissa requested that each artist link his/her with the previous artist by leaving a line to connect with the previous page.  The first thing that came to mind for me was the honeybee.  The bees happily pollinate flowers along their path, intertwining bits and pieces of what they pick up in one garden to another.   I decorated my pages with Golden fluid acrylic paints, acrylic paints and Sharpie markers.   Here's my contribution:

Until next time...Happy creating!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Round Robin Art Journal

I've participated in many internet art swaps over the years, but I have never participated in a Round Robin swap....until now.  I'm participating in my first ever art journal swap!  (Actually - this makes two firsts for me  as I've never made an art journal before.)  Needless to say, I've been spending many hours on Pinterest looking at art journal ideas.  (I love that site!)  This also presents a great opportunity to put my Zutter-Bind-It-All to work.  I just "had" to have one of these nifty little machines when they first appeared at the local craft store a couple of years ago.  I ended up receiving it as a Christmas gift that year and am now using it for the first time.  Oh, well, better late than never, right?

One of my artist friends on Facebook organized the event; there are 10 people participating.  Everyone in our Round Robin group begins by putting their journal together and deciding on individual themes.  Each person starts the process by decorating the first part of their journal.  The journals are then sent to each person in the group following a mailing list. Everyone will work on each journal sent to them and then send it to the next person until the journal has returned back home to its owner. 11 months, my journal will be returned to me - fully decorated!

The theme of my journal is "In the Kitchen".   Here is a picture of the cover:

And here are the first pages inside of the journal:

I'm looking forward to seeing what the other artists contribute to my little book, as well as what themes they have each decided on for their own journals.  I'll be sure to share my contributions with you each month during this little artistic journey.   It's going to be one awesome little adventure!

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