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: