Back to the journal 52 Projects #22 and #23

Back to the journal, it’s been quite a while and I’ve realized it’s time to get back to that creative practice again.  Trying to stay in my whimsical mode and push through even though I’ve felt like the energy is not there.  The daily creative practice always brings it back, so….to the journal it is.  Two pages in the past two days.  Figures again and again.

The Fortune Teller

Done in the up-cycled book journal, colored pencil, collage, painted color catcher sheet from the laundry and distress oxide papers for her robe. I like the collage background and may use it for other things. Color catcher sheets take paint marvelously so I use them to wipe off my brushes, but they can be stitched to, could make a doll out of them as well. Here is a close up of the collage area.

The paper at the bottom is 140 lb water color paper, and it takes the distress oxides really well.  The tissue is a Tim Holtz one I got on bargain and I do like the feel of it and it’s weight.

And then there is this gal…

More tissue, and napkin collage, some more of the distress watercolor paper die cut into a flower and acrylic on a painted background in the same book. Wonderful to have creative play time.  I’ve been super busy at the gallery doing a once a week after school, gallery hosting and meetings, need to block out more time for wandering and doodling in the journals.  Those of you on instagram saw the before on the distress oxide experimentation, I’ll share that here.

They are pricey but oh so fun.  Luckily I sold some art to pay for them. Hope you all have a happy week, off to play catch up.


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12 Responses to “Back to the journal 52 Projects #22 and #23”

  1. Carolyn Eitel May 7, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    I just love your faces

  2. Valerie-Jael May 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Love both pieces, the fortune teller is such fun. Great colours with the distress oxides, and enjoy playing with them. Hugs, Valerie

  3. froebelsternchen May 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    Wow.. lovely !Congrats on the Oxides!
    Happy new week!

  4. sheila 77 May 7, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    The Fortune Teller looks kind and gentle and I think she would give a pleasant forecast.
    But my heart goes to the second lady, she is just gorgeous with her rosy cheeks and lips and her streaked hair.
    Interesting surfaces with the Distress Oxides, I’ve looked at a few videos but haven’t got a handle on exactly how they work, I suppose you have to do it to see the effects.

  5. NancyLee May 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    Well, your “gal” looks ready to dance!

  6. Barbara Casillas May 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    I really love the effect and colors of your experimentation in the last photo. What will you do with it?

  7. Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

    I had no idea color catcher sheets were paper. Mine is a cloth that goes and stays in the washer. I’ll have to look for paper ish ones, I guess.

    I love your ladies and their faces. As always, you made me smile, which is a bit hard to do today. I do love how you made them.

    My British friends are all excited about the new oxides. Of course, no one mentions how expensive they are, so maybe there is a cost difference for those across the pond.

  8. Kat May 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    Your art is full of soul and shines so bright, beautiful art filled with happiness, your works glow!

  9. johanna May 10, 2017 at 2:58 am #

    i just LOVE it!!!!!!!!

  10. Becky Lane May 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

    Dang, just got through doing an art supply purge, and already you’re tempting me to go buy something new!

  11. Erika. N May 12, 2017 at 2:42 am #

    These ladies are fun. 😀 Letting you know I got home last night. Doing pretty well but my belly is really sore. Dave is doing well and he gets home later today. Anyhow. Loving thes journal ladies. The colors are great. Hope all is well. Hugs erika

  12. denthe May 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

    It’s lovely to see your whimsical work again Corrine. Somehow I missed your posts. It’s good to be back 🙂

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