These 2 are side by side…neither feels fully finished, but I’m stuck here. Any input?
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A journal page with a favorite photo I took years ago. The photo on the left of the page I took looking through a tunnel at Central Park near the Bethesda Fountain. There was a man playing an instrument in an unusual costume that everyone is looking at. I just love the way the light floods in. The geometric image along the top is a Frank Lloyd Wright piece. The other images are from magazines. The brown framing is Japanese paper tape.
I have been woefully neglectful. Sometimes too much time creates a loss of focus for me. No excuses, just mea culpas. I have been neglectful of this space. However, I have not been neglecting art….so there’s an upside, lots to catch up on. I’ve been working on several journals, collages, and a few pieces I am working on to submit to CPS and Somerset Studio (so they will not be posted until I hear yea or nay).
To start, some journal pages:
I still struggle with words…to add or not to add….As I look at them, the first page does feel like it needs written word and I think the second stands on it’s own. The problem is even when it feels like words are needed I find myself at a loss, no words come to mind. Ahhh well, keep on keeping at it. TFL
Don’t know why, but I have been having a hard time getting myself to post updates. Perhaps it is because, once again, I have begun a new project. I’ve started a new facebook page for my “day job”…feel free to stop by if you’d like: “arttherapyinfo” is the name of the business page.
I have been busy on my journal, however and will spend some time catching up with posts.
This is a journal page I worked on while trying to figure out my next step to keep building my private practice. The main image of the ferris wheel is a photo I took a few years ago while at Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. The title “All Roads” does come from “all roads lead to Rome”, it has been a theme in my life in such unusual ways that it has become a motto. ‘Nuf said.
So I completely missed the August 1 GPP Street Team Crusade #42
BUT….I did it and tearing paper is not only one of my favorite things, but a major component of my art. So late, schmate (as we say in NYC), here are a few pieces I worked on:
The background papers are painted with acrylics or gouache and the torn papers are mostly handpainted with a variety of paints and there are a few wallpaper and decorative papers thrown in. All are small format no larger than 5×7″.