Friday, December 18, 2009

First time published

I am Published.  I am so excited.  This is the first time I have ever sent anything in to be published and for them to put it in the gallery part I am simply thrilled.

As I look at those pages I see how far I have come in my journaling.  Though I am a bit unconventional (fantasy less writing) then most; I feel liberated.  I had made a goal to submit and be OK with the out come.  It was just a huge thing for me to put my art "out there" to be judged.  Now before you say no one is judging your work.  You would be wrong, it is being judged maybe not crueling but judged never the less.  I had to be OK with someone not liking it; someone liking it but thinking I needed to add more or do something another way.  That is the way art is.  When I look at art I judge it.  I am not thinking I like or dislike it; but I am looking at the techniques, the over all appeal or unappeal.  It is simply the truth.  I think that as you grow and mature you learn that being judged is and always will be part of life.  You need to realize that as long as there is no cruelty to it, it can be a good thing. 

These are the pages you will see in the the magazine.  I love each piece for different reasons.  I created them to express how I was feeling at that particular time.  They are happy pieces and I was experiencing happy things during this time. 

I use images more then words to express my feelings.  I am more comfortable in this.  I am expanding though.  I have recently completed a few pages that have words that come from me and not a quote. 

The Art Jounaling magazine will be out the first of January. 

Thank you to those of you who helped give me the courage to meet my goal.  Giving me the push and the honest apprasial of my work.  You know who you are and I love you very much. 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Circle journals

These pages are for a circle journal I am in.  I have found that I really enjoy circle journals. It is such a great way to recieve art from artist all over the world. It enables you the chance to not only get to know people from all over the world but to learn other techniques and improve the techniques you already use. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas

Here are 4 of the tags I have completed.  I have been following Tim Holtz's blog and creating my own version of tags using his techniques.  I am behind because I have been very ill for the last 3 weeks or so.  Just a bad flu.  So, now I am busy trying to catch up with some crafting.  I started doing this last year and enjoyed it so much I am doing it again.  I use these tags as name tags for my presents. 

I will try and complete the other 8 before the end of next week.  Now that I am better I have to get busy with completing my Christmas wrapping and baking.  Plus I have several journals that I would like to work on and get out in the mail to their new homes. 

I hope you take the time to create during the season.  It brings a bit of you into your gifts. Now if you have a spare minute drop me a note and let me know what you think of my interpretation of Tim's tags.  I would also love to see what you create.