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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
10:09 am
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
6:32 pm
1:02 am
These are two pics from my secondary art ed class. I had to do classroom observations and document what all I saw and experienced. I'll post more pics from other journals and entries. I love looking at others journals.

Monday, November 24th, 2008
11:42 pm
8:18 pm
Friday, November 21st, 2008
8:22 pm
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
3:10 pm
my art journal today:

Today is the first day of Fall, also known as Mabon, and it is a good time to take stock.
Are you listening to your inner voice?
What does this voice whisper in your ear?
There is such deep resonance for me in seasonal passings, nature's cycles. The trees just keep on, even though they lose their leaves and face a death each year. The animals face a cold winter, and hunger and dark. Right behind our (very urban) house, there is a swale where the deer hang out in Winter, and I am eager to see them again. I have taken to lying in their pine needle covered spot, amongst all the deer poop, and listening to the wind in the trees. I hope I have not made them unwilling to come rest there -- last Winter I could count on about 4 or 5 of them almost every day to come and just hang out there all day, laying down and chewing pine needles and waiting. From where I am sitting right now at my desk in the dining room, I could see them out the window. They didn't come all summer, so I am hoping this is a seasonal thing, and they will reappear soon.
Fall feels like a time to be productive, and I have been journaling quite a bit, letting the color and images flow, and seeing where it leads. My thoughts emerge in the chaos of collage, and I find a voice.

Friday, September 12th, 2008
3:09 pm
Online Art & Collectibles Sales/Auctions
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Please, check out our latest items!
Friday, August 1st, 2008
3:58 pm
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
10:40 pm
Saturday, July 26th, 2008
8:15 am
some of my latest pages:

I heard this Sheryl Crow song, Peace Be Upon Us, and I thought it would be a great background to show you some of the pages in my latest journal.
I just seem to need to collage and cut and glue and write in this book to stay sane. . . .
I am updating more often at the blogspot place:

lots more is over there.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
5:24 pm
Friday, March 21st, 2008
4:31 am
making pages!
There is a time and place for lots of words - sometimes you just have lots to say! These four images are mail art I received and they were just so beautifully colored - sort of a tie-dyed looking set of envelopes (yes - the artist made four!) I use whatever inspiration comes my way - and belonging to mail art communities is a great way to share original art with artists from around the world - look at my website if you want to learn more about mail art.
I scanned and printed out these envelopes to add to my journal, and they just called for a black background. . . then with a silver pen, the words came.
I use the art to coax out the words, the words are my truth and the art helps me find them.
Try making a page, leaving room, and just start writing - see what you get!

Saturday, January 26th, 2008
11:06 am
Why I am an artist - cross posted
Every once in a while something reminds me why I became an artist.  Though my passion for creating is something I can no sooner deny than my own breath, it is not the reason.  Though the moment of stepping back from a piece and looking upon the vision I've brought to life is a feeling like no other, it is not the reason.  And that there is no words to express that moment when you feel your art is speaking to you through every fiber of your being, it is still not the reason.

The reason is greater than that.  It is bigger.  It is more profound, more consuming and it is the moment my soul understands its purpose. It is the moment in which another living being looks upon it and finds their own moment of truth amongst the brush strokes.  The moment another soul connects with it and finds our common ground.  The moment it inspires another to act, react and feel.

That is why I am an artist.

What other profession can reach so many all throughout time?  Where else can you look upon the soul of another from centuries past and still feel their pain, love, struggle, joy or life?  What else can rally others behind a common cause so silently?  What else can take you from your life and bring you into another's? 

We are the leaders of revolutions.  Soldiers in a silent war.  We are historians and keepers of truth.  We are inspiration to those who cannot express themselves.  We are the displayers of beauty amid the turmoil.

I do not create for my own inspiration.  I do not paint to release my emotions never to feel them again.  I do not spend my passions only on the canvas.  No, I give them voice.  I give them life.  I give them to others to share so that they can find the inspiration to do what they otherwise might not have.

Artists have something no other profession have.  We have the ability to speak in every language, every emotion, every voice.  We are the voice of the human race.

Man's history is recorded in its art.  And it is in that art that we find the true leaders of any movement.  Those that defied society and poured their anger, their love, their thoughts onto whatever medium called to them.  We find those that struggled against the odds and demanded to be heard.  We find this in both the artist and the subjects of their art.  But it is those that have looked upon it and felt their own cause come to be.  Those who found they were not alone in the world and took action to change what they could.

I am an artist in hopes of that moment when someone looks upon my work and feels the undeniable urge to act.

That is why I am an artist.
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
9:08 am
Group rules adjustment

I'm generally a quiet maintainer of this LJ community, but... please, no more "buy my art" or "vote for me" posts. I've deleted many of the most recent ones.

We're here to share ideas and inspiration with each other. It's a generally non-commercial list. It's okay to remind us of your eBay or Etsy site now and then, but only in the context of an informative, non-commercial post.
Friday, October 12th, 2007
12:22 pm

click to enlarge.

also, a closeup

Done some time ago. Size is a1, finally took a picture of it!

acrylic paint + pencils
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
9:43 am
i wanted to share photos/scans of some of my art journals, they are all collected here.

Friday, March 9th, 2007
8:26 am
Tape Pages
       I made these with masking tape and blue painters tape on top of magazine cutouts.

Current Mood: artistic
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
2:50 pm
Gas Mask 1

Gas Mask 1
3.5" x 2.5"
colored pencil

(ebay link)

Current Mood: productive
Sunday, February 11th, 2007
6:30 pm
any good art classes in NYC?
I am looking for an inexpensive art studio class...figure drawing/painting/etc in nyc. I'd like to start something soon, but any recommendations would be appreciated.

I went to undergrad for illustration so I do make art, I just want a class to bulk up my skills.

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