Saturday, May 30, 2015

House of the Past - Art Journal Collage and Paint

I don't throw out much. I used to throw out mistakes, wanted to scrub them, forget them, move away from them.  Now I think mistakes are generally lying in wait, ready to be cut up and made into something that makes them even more awkward and even more terrific.

This piece didn't involve mistakes, per se, but proof prints with colors that weren't what I wanted. Printing greeting cards particularly seems to result in a lot of "oh, crap!" moments. I intend to get through this pile eventually, adding them to journal pages like this one.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dena Ann Adams Mixed Media Workshop At UThrive.

There’s still time to register to learn how to turn your personal photo collection into a source of art journal inspiration. With a few tricks of looking closely, your smartphone or digital camera is now an INSPIRATION MACHINE.

Find out all you want to know here: (and see a rad quick video of this process in action)

Working this way has really saved me from looking at blank pages in blank books and not knowing where to start. Also, looking at beautiful backgrounds with nothing else in them and wondering what to put on them? In the past. Word.
Sign up – we’ve got limited space and lots to do! I can’t wait to see you there.