Last April while listening to Ann Delisi's "Essential Music" on Detroit Public Radio. She was conducting an interview with a representative from the Public Pool Community Art Space in Hamtramck MI. The Challenge was to create Fictional Album Art, from the recording artist to songs, lyrics, your imagination has no limits!
Public Pool will be transforming their gallery into the "Last Record Shop" sounds like a challenge I just had to try. I thought this would be a fun project!
It took a little more time then I had thought, but it was fun and so worth the challenge!
I even did the spindle labels!
The LP Sleeve is mixed media, I used some images I pulled from pintrest added scrapbook papers from Graphics 45, metal gears by Tim Holtz, modeling paste, lace, and gear templates. Went back in with watercolor, and a crackle for an aged look. All of the detail is hand inked, front of the sleeve is all hand lettered.
Finished this journal page a couple of nights ago, for my oldest granddaughter, Emma Sophia. I took the photo of her walking in the yard blowing bubbles. When I pulled it up on the screen I had to use it in my art journal.
Lots of layering, and to give it extra dimension I used Liquitex Modeling Paste, acrylic paint and finally ink to make the images pop! Found the quote on Pintrest. It was perfect for a little girl with a big imagination! Nana loves you! Miss Emma
I really enjoyed this challenge, and the page actually came together in just two days! with the help of Mother Nature, who blessed us with the 7th snow day of the school year!!!! Snowed in with nothing to do but creative time in my studio! LOL!
I'm sure I could have cleaned house or something, but why?
I have had so many requests for this positive quote on a little piece I created a few years ago. So I decided to do a few similar pieces that I could make prints of. Here is one I created on a 12x12 canvas. The vintage image of a silent screen star is one of my favorites, athough I can't remember her name. She is on a 4X6 piece of illustration board I added to give the piece depth. I also used a lot of different scrapbook papers, acrylic paint and ink. I just couldn't stop drawing lines:) I guess this quote is a little of ME!!!:)
This week just flew by! My Holiday break from school which was supposed to end on Monday, was extended through Wednesday, due to the wind chill and all that lovely snow and ice. More time to do what I love!!!!
Happy New Year Everyone! The past year has been a great one for me! my blog finally has a following of awesome friends!!!! I have beautiful little granddaughters, a supportive husband, especially when it comes to my art!
This year I have a goal, I know everyone has a New Years resolution. But I have a plan this year, to work really hard on my art journal! and keep up the Creative Spirit for the rest of the year!!!!!!
I was born and raised in southern Michigan. I'm blessed with three children, two boys and a girl that range in age from 22-30. I've been married to a wonderful man for the last 24 years. He's been very supportive of my art and has always encourged my artistic pursuits. Even though I have a fine arts degree I still consider myself largely a self taught mixed media artist. Inspiration for my art comes from many different places. Old family photos, my children, pets, and especially our garden, it's a passion that both Thom and I share.