Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Travel Pages in my Re-purposed Journal

This blog post is part two from January 8
  Repurposed Art Journal

These are travel collages, using maps and ephemera and watercolors, crayons and markers.

This 2 page spread reminds me of the nice vacation we had with my sister-in-law.

I usually complete a group of pages at once, instead of one a day.

This 2 page spread captures the lovely weekend we spent with our friends Mario and Bella. 

 The left hand page is a collage from a Public Art Dedication that I went to that my two friends Marianne and Lynn created.

These pages are created while on my trips, I'm usually pretty busy but can find an afternoon here or there to catch up on my journaling. If I wait until I get home, it is too overwhelming and I never get around to it. 

On the left is a tattoo design I created for my friend Mandi. On the right is one of the original pages from my daughters journal. 

This 2 page spread will remind me of the fabulous time I had with my oldest daughter this summer while spending a week at her home. 

Mine on left, daughters on right. I am currently reading "The Time Traveler's Wife"
and working in this journal reminds me of the story a little bit as my daughter and I are not passing the journal back and forth to work in it, but it is her journal from 10 years ago?
And when I see her markings I think of her how she was then instead of now as a young adult. 

"I could never resist the call of the trail" Buffalo Bill

I love trying to make sense of my daughters diagrams and doodles. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August, September and October Happenings

Here is what's coming up next:

1. Gypsy Gallery group showing in the Lobby of C. W. Moore Bldg. at the corner of 5th and Front in Boise. This show is up now during regular business hours.
Far From Average

2.  TVAA show Monsters, Myth and Magic opening August 22 5-8 pm and up till Oct. 31 during regular business hours.
Time for Work
3. Traffic Box Opening Night Thursday Sept. 4, at the walkway to the Grove between Grove and Main on 9th street in Boise. With live music from Dallin McCallister.

Bike Boise

4. Books and Brushes Fundraiser group show at and for the Garden City Library. Show starts September 10. with a reception on the 26th.
Wine is Life
5. Boise Open Studio weekend Oct. 11th 10-6 and the 12th from 11-4. at 2820 N. 28th In Boise. I will be showing at the studio of Geoffery C. Everts and Nancy Panganiban.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Art in the Garden

 I was invited to apply for "Art in the Garden" in McCall, ID July 26th and was accepted. You could set up 6 pieces for the silent auction show. Here is my "practice display in my back yard. My husband attached stakes to the bottom of each foot of the screen so it would not fall over in the grass. 

 Here is our actual set up in the garden, the night of the show. 

 Here is John Killmaster, an artist I admire and is also a member of BOSCO and TVAA. I told him he reminded me of Monet sitting under the tree with his beard and hat. Just a perfect setting.

 A nice gathering despite many competing activities that night. 

I was asked if I could put a logo on the truck at a later date. I said yes.


It was a fun show and I would do it again. 
Short and sweet is good. It ran from 5:00 - 8:00, 
there was food, they handled the $ and it was in a beautiful setting with shade.