I’m excited to be part of the collaborative project that started yesterday
on Seth Apter’s The Altered Page
This 5th edition of The Pulse — The State of the Art –is a survey in words
and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative
project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know
familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts
and minds of a very talented crew of individuals.
More than 130 artists have answered a series of questions which make up
The Pulse. Their responses will be presented in a series of online posts.
To start things off with a bang, postings from The Pulse will begin Saturday
July 2nd and continue on Sunday July 3rd and Monday July 4th.
Regular weekly postings begin on Sunday July 10th and will continue
every Sunday thereafter.
You might find lots of familiar artists participating, but I already spotted
some unfamiliar (to me) names of artists who I certainly will check out!
I’m not sure when my name and stuff will be published, I’ll let you know.
I’m not used to blogging on a Sunday, but while I’m here – let’s make this
extra blogpost a fun one and stuff it with my latest artwork…
(Click on any of the images in this post to enlarge for a better view)
This journal page, for instance…
The new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal came up this week.
THE PROMPT: What’s the deal?
THE SONG: Running Up That Hill by Placebo (or Kate Bush)
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: Playing Cards
I LOVE the Kate Bush version and I was happy to see this come up as a prompt.
The sentence ‘make a deal with God’ had my attention right away.
I imagined shaking hands and made this page in no-time.
‘What deal would you make then?’ my beloved asked …
I’m not going to tell though.
I’ll leave it up to each of you to give your own answer.
What’s the deal?
(19,5 x 21 cm - 9.1 x 12.2 inch)
I used pages from an old book (it is an old history book about human rights,
changing society, emancipation of woman etc. – some texts shine through
and I find it very appropriate) cut-out photo (hands) used as a mask, spray ink,
acrylic paint, circle template, stamps, stazon ink.
The sharpies Julie
bought for me in
She also included
a pack of ‘Painters’.
Thy work the same
as the Sharpies do.
I tested them
And did you see
that lovely card
Julie made me?
‘Gutsy Lady’ it
says… Me? Wow!
Thanks so much Julie for taking the effort to buy me my much-wanted
Sharpies ánd for spoiling me with the extra’s! Here’s in your honor: 🙂 🙂 🙂
Black posterpaint Sharpies with an extra fine point… so now I could finish
that last page in my ‘Chronicles 2’ journal! The lines/dots were stamped.
(15,5 x 23 cm - 6.1 x 9.1 inch)
And here’s the first page of my new ‘Chronicles’ for the second half of 2011
(I showed the cover and binding of this handmade journal in this post)
(Double pages: 30 x 21 cm - 11.8 x 8.3 inch)
The left page/inside of the cover is a cut out image from a magazine.
The text was already printed on it (‘It’s lovely to flutter outdoors”)
The image behind the journaling on the right is a freebie from Robin.
I met her the other day on the Art Journal ning group and when I
checked out her blog, I discovered (besides inspiring artwork!) that
she publishes a free download every Friday. I fell in love with this
bright and colourful one.. thanks Robin!
I hope you liked this extra ‘Sunday post’.
I will be back on Tuesday with the winner of my giveaway – you have
until then to comment if you want to be in the drawing. Go check it out.
Enjoy the rest of the day dear ones!