More art journal pages coming out of the studio--it's a journal factory this month. I should be working on finishing actual paintings, but I'm always true to the internal calling of the artistic soul; apparently, this soul needs to glue and paint for the time being.
As for art marketing, I'm finding that the business side of art is extremely boring and sucks the life out of my paint-loving art heart. I know it's a necessary evil, but I get so frustrated wasting precious painting time on business stuff. Feeling like life is too darn short to put down the paintbrush!
I've been in the mood to journal lately; finding bit of images that work together and creating synergy between them with paint and words grounds me in the studio. I'm working on some other painting projects, but it's always nice to play around in the journal where there are no mistakes or expectations for mastery. Layers over layers, forming depth and complexity with simple themes.
The April 1st news that Caitlin was accepted into Yale changed the college search plans, and we scrambled to make arrangements for this trip to New Haven to attend Bulldog Days. We felt it was important that she experienced Yale in a personal way before making such a huge commitment. It has been a difficult decision to brave the northeast weather, but she has come to terms with the geography and climate. Our flip-flop girl will be a Yalie this fall. Congratulations to you, our sweet girl. xxxooo
The days have been gloriously beautiful here in Central Florida. There was no choice but a photo walk yesterday... just a bit of heaven on earth. Only a cheap camera, an ipod, and me. I've created a link to my Facebook photo album so you could share my experience.
It made me stop to ponder the awesome wonder of the world we live in--right there, happening in my own backyard.
Been drawn to this journal again, mostly because the pages are much more paint-friendly than the moleskine, and I have several (Mead Academie Sketch Diary) unfinished here in the studio; I have an obsession with sketchbooks. Aren't we always looking for the very best one? ;)
Found this great floral that was cut out and hanging out in my collage box. The colors were too bold to ignore. Original carved rubber stamp pattern was printed along the top--another obsession of mine. Carving stamps is very relaxing, and it's nice having images that are unique and not "store-bought" commercial designs.
Using an old catalog/junk mail flyer from Milennia Mall during the holidays to make some abstract collages in my moleskine. Pilot V-5 pen, gouache, and pattern created with original, carved rubber stamp.
Experimenting with a papermate gel pen to see if it was waterproof when I applied the paint layers. I found it held up quite well. Trying to stay distracted today playing in my Moleskine journal. Health issues in my extended family have made me a bit melancholy feeling--trying to enjoy each second. Life is far too adventurous sometimes, but we are survivors.
Caitlin's last college acceptance letter came. She was admitted into Yale, class of 2014. Congratulations to our dedicated daughter. We will be traveling to New Haven to visit the campus and learn more about their programs... then she will finalize her college decision. I know she will prosper wherever she chooses to go. Bravo!!!! :)