July 06, 2014
Hello there! I've been really trying to make my art journaling and altered books a daily practice.
Practice, practice, practice!
Isn't that what your teachers/coaches/parents told you to do if you wanted to be accomplished at something? They were so right! Even if I can only spare a few minutes, I try to lay down a little color.....
.....or collage some paper......
or scribble something with a pencil.....
......every little bit adds up to some fun, colorful pages!
July 02, 2014
Wow! What a blast!!! Yesterday I taught a FUN group of kids the basics of altered art books!
We discussed how to pick the right book for you. (One boy in the class got a book about how to make laser guns...he was in heaven! Ha!!) We discussed how to glue and prep the pages, and then I showed them some fun and fast techniques for laying down backgrounds. We painted with stencils, and we collaged with papers. SO MUCH FUN, and I thank the Marion Public Library for inviting me to teach this medium, which is so near and dear to me. I truly am IN LOVE with art journaling and altering books and it's such a joy to share it with others.