Monday, January 17, 2011

project... whatever!

along with new year's resolutions, 
there are a bunch of challenges floating around the interwebs for 2011
 for example:

project 365
project 52
daily pages
daily photos
daily ATCs
etc...
etc...
etc...

oh my.  tooooooo much pressure.

I am attempting, however, to put something in my art journal at least weekly.  
you know, as inspiration hits...

last week I started this and it evolved yesterday and today into this:

(as usual, you can click on the image to see it bigger)

(the text sez: to love requires courage, the ability to take a risk, the readiness even to accept pain and disappointment. Whoever insists on safety and security as primary conditions of life cannot love; whoever shuts himself off in a system of defense and possession as his means of security, makes himself a prisoner. I'm not sure who wrote it.)

thanks Als for the quote, thanks Marit for the tips on how to do the lettering!

I had the next idea bouncing around in my head for awhile.

I saw posters that said the same thing at Renegade Craft Faire.

I wanted to do 4" glittered corregated cardboard letters,
hung like a banner on some jute.

It ended up being this page in my art journal.

I hand cut all the letters and I gold leafed each and every one.
 messy, 
but really really worth it and really really cool in real life.
I think I used 4 colors of spray ink/glimmer mist.

the photo really doesn't do the piece justice...


went to Uvas with Kath and the kids,
here are a few of my fav shots...


 the D's


me & sirius

an accidental effect, but cool nonetheless...


Annie Bananie!

Red Velvet Mushroom???!!!  
Awesome!!!

(btw readers, Sunday has two posts...check it out! : x)

5 comments:

Marit said...

Gorgeous pages Phin!!! The first one is beautiful (but maybe you should think about 'filling the holes' of the text in a bright colour? Just an idea...) and the second page is stunning!!! WOWZAH!!! I love the photos, especially the swirling one, what a cool effect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! Both those pages are AMAZING!!! And loving the photos!!! Did you ever get my response to your MARCH email??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

MandyKay said...

Dude!! That page is fucking awesome!! for serious. i love it!!!!

Penny said...

Yay PUPPA!!!
I love the pup!!

I also am in LOVE with that "You are fucking awesome" page :)

Love love love love :)

Danica said...

brilliant art journal pages! you never fail to inspire me. great photos too. cool accidental effect on the one : )