Thursday, August 27, 2009

Journal of Dreams


I have signed up for yet another collaborative art journal. Elena, my online friend, sister-in-art, and all round instigator of good ideas, is again the driving force behind all this. This time we will be making art and journaling about our dreams....nighttime dreams, daydreams, dreams for the future, any and all dreams.

Many of the same women from the I Dream in Colors and Through The Eyes of An Artist journals are in this group, as well as some new artists.

A week ago I was a real mess.....first I cut my paper wrong, then I had an issue with the cover, then after binding the whole thing I realized the cover wouldn't bend. Oh boy, I was tempted to bow out very ungracefully.

Then I went to the Lynne Perella workshops and suddenly there were no problems. I found an old book downstairs in the trash, altered it, gessoed it, and turned it into my latest journal.

You can see Lynne's influence in all the texturing I did. And I used my new Portfolio oil pastels a lot.
I had been certain I'd never be ready by our September launch date, but I have my covers done, my introductory pages done, and an art page done. Not only will I be ready, I'll be early!
I started my journal with this page, that expresses a dream I've always had of visiting the far east:

9 comments:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Eileen.....GORGEOUS journal!!!! GREAT job ma'am!!!!

Sherri Auld said...

What a wonderful talent you have. I am so impressed!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

Eileen your journal is beautiful. I'm so glad you got so much out of the class you attended. Isn't it great to learn new techniques?

Carol

Elena said...

You are so darn talented I can't stand it!!!! Your DREAMS journal is beautiful and I can't WAIT to get it into my hot little hands! I am proud to be a part of this group but more than anything I am proud to call myself your friend.

Diann said...

Your journals are just gorgeous, Eileen! I love your page of dreaming to visit the far east - it is wonderful and I know the entire journal will be. Thanks for sharing! Diann

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS Journal, Eileen!!

Seth said...

This looks like it will be a fun project. And I love what you have craeted so far. How great that Lynne's class has already had such an impact on you and your art!

Heidi Davenport said...

Eileen,
I am loving the fun, bright colors and all of the texture! GORGEOUS!

My name is CINDY...... said...

This looks really great. I am so going to start my first altered book/journal. I have a stack of them all ready to go. This is really inspiring.