Monday, 18 September 2017

Reading on Thames Festival

Reading on Thames Festival has been taking place this week. A new arts festival, there were a number of events. I went on a trail at View Island, armed with a map and i pod, walking round the island, stopping at the marked points to listen to the soundbites. I liked the idea of it, but question the relevance of some of the chosen texts to the setting. The Life of Pi is about the open ocean, and the Banyan Tree is native to India, which is a leap in one's imagination. "Echoes Around View Island" was created by "Beautiful Creatures".The soundbites are available to download online.
You can read about this festival here:_ 
http://readingplaceofculture.org/reading-on-thames-festival/



Friday, 8 September 2017

Pebeo Art Supplies

This week I attended a demonstration of Pebeo art supplies. The best bit was when we got to test the products
I was very impressed with all the products I used.
The approach I had was just to experiment with them in my sketch book and see 
what happened.

The products I used were:-
acrylics
black gesso
Mixtion Relief 
Modelling paste
Texture gel (sand)
Bindex
Gel gloss
Deco markers
stencils








Thursday, 31 August 2017

Holiday Journal from France

Here are some pages from the art journal I started whilst on holiday in France.
Although I wanted to work on my journal when we were away, I found that I 
didn't really have time, what with sightseeing, eating long French lunches and swimming
in the pool. I collected tourist leaflets and ephemera and took photos when we were out. I also made notes in a rough book of where we had been, and worked on it when we returned home.
We stayed in the Lot region, a very pretty area with beautiful old bastide towns,
 lovely rivers and scenery. 









Friday, 25 August 2017

Flip Flop Books

This week in my Mixed Media group we made " Flip Flop " books,
under the tuition on Janina Maher. We all had a kit and produced
two small books in a reversible cover.
It was great fun, and I am really pleased with my books!
You can find Janina at
janinamaher.artweb.com







Friday, 18 August 2017

Holiday Journal

I have set myself a challenge to make a holiday art journal. I'm fairly new to art journalling, although I am familiar with many mixed media techniques. So it's the first time I have done this. Limited by the materials I brought with me - sketchbook, pencil case, brush pens and travel watercolour palette, made me creative in using found objects for my journal pages.

Pages printed with brush pens on plastic bag


Collage of gift wrap paper


Collage of newspaper from plane


Printed leaves

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Art journal pages





I have been preparing journal pages with collage, using old, tattered music manuscript.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Black and White Journal

This morning I have been working in my Black and White journal with my mixed media group.
The sketch book was made in India and has textural hand made paper pages. My journal pages are collages, made from a variety of paper sources.