09.26.08

Art Journal… Day 20

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 11:04 pm by carrie



This is actress Lalla Stanhope. The only information I can find is in a book from the Harvard Library dated 1911 stating she was a stage actress around 1908.

I think she is embracing the time she had on stage :)

(45 layers!)

09.24.08

Art Journal… Day 19

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 11:54 pm by carrie

I took a few days off from the physical art journal… but tonight felt inspired to try something different…



I purchased a bunch of trading cards on ebay years ago and they just turned up while digging for something completely unrelated. The cards are pictures of turn-of-the-century British actors and actresses… This piece is inspired by a picture I have of “Miss Dorothy Dix”. I couldn’t find anything about her online… but it’s possible she was married to a British Actor named Jameson Thomas. Jameson was fed up with British Film Industry and moved to Hollywood. He lived in Sierra Madre… which is just minutes from Pasadena. Small world :)

This piece has over 30 photoshop layers. I had to make myself stop :) I would love to print it and add more dimension with glitter and other fun sparkly things… I’m thinking a set of greeting cards… hmmmm? :)

It’s 67 degrees and windy here tonight… we have the windows open to enjoy the clean, cool breeze. I love this kind of weather! Halloween is just around the corner!

09.19.08

Art Journal… Day 18

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 10:59 pm by carrie



Using only black and white…



And nutmeg… being sweet.

09.18.08

Art Journal… Day 17

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 11:12 pm by carrie



Once upon a time I drew nothing but cupcakes. The almighty cupcake was in everything I did. Some even said that everything I drew looked like a cupcake, even if it wasn’t supposed to be a cupcake. It was sort of… embarrassing. I refrained from drawing the little fairy cakes to avoid being mocked… I sort of got a complex… or cupcake-phobia.



Bow to the very large cupcake topper… one single hydrangea bloom… (are they edible? I can’t remember)



And the little people desperately trying to climb mount cupcake, an afterthought… I think they should be animated. The obsessive little cupcake people.

I relate to you little obsessive cupcake people. And I’m here to tell you… it’s okay, obsess.

09.17.08

Art Journal… Day 16

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 3:33 pm by carrie



There were intentions… full intentions… to add more to this page… but… I couldn’t think of anything :)

09.15.08

Art Journal… Day 15

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 2:46 pm by carrie



I think I’m the most proud of this one so far… it took over 5 hours to do :) I got to utilize all of my rendering class skills… how to draw glass, wood and organic materials.

Stan Kong would be pleased ;) (A few of you remember him from PCC &/or Art Center)

I first did a few studies of the flowers in pencil from looking directly at the arrangement. Then I took a picture (below) and worked off the picture. It wasn’t that it was terribly hard, it was just time consuming. It was nice to have a challenge.

My new rule here is if a “hurricane” is coming, I’m going to get a bouquet of flowers, and possibly draw them :) 1 down… hopefully no more to go ;)


Art Journal… Day 14

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 11:45 am by carrie



This is one that started out good… then faded. Bah. Another attempt at paint by number…

The other thing I was trying to do was pick only 3 colors to work with and mix them to make other colors. It sort of worked… but it takes some planning.

09.13.08

Art Journal… Day 13

Posted in Art Journal, Main at 9:37 pm by carrie



Okay, so far… this is my favorite :) I really like paint by number and would love to get my hands on a “real” one, but… for now, I can try to create one on my own :)

I may just hang this in my kitchen :)

As I do more art journaling, I have been spending more time on each page… I feel that doing a page a day has loosened up my wrist and the anxiety of creating. It’s like starting an exercise regiment, actually… the first 2 weeks are hard then it starts getting a bit easier :) oooh, I hope this becomes a habit :)

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