Monthly Archives: August 2014

Continuing journey

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A week ago, I was driving home from Rupert, VT, just having finished my second Collage Journeys workshop with Jane Davies. It's an intense five days (three full days and two half days) but an absolute gold mine of inspiration and direction. Jane is a great teacher and I've learned a ton both years. The theme was working in series, and we had several series in the works by the end of the week.

Here's the venue, the Rupert firehouse, and Jane dispensing pearls of wisdom during a break.

Here are a few of my 4x4s, all works in progress (they aren't busy enough yet!)

 

Here are a couple of cruciform studies. These are probably busy enough, but also not finished.

 

I have lots of stuff to work on and more directions to take. Such a great time!

 

Long tall journal

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I created this journal from Gelli prints as something I could take on vacation with me–and something to use all those Gelli prints!

I cut every 9 x 12 print in four 3 x 9 pieces and used the Rubi-Coil to bind them. Not sure how the cover came about other than an excess of white spray paint that then dried and stuck the stencil I was using to the paper, requiring some tearing to remove it. I like the texture.

I'm planning to use this in both horizontal and vertical formats. If I can bring myself to do anything, that is. Some of the prints are pretty cool as they are!