A Year in Mixed Media ~ part one


Throughout 2015 I completed a mixed media art journal, one page each week. Some weeks were easier, some were colourful, some were hard to start and some were hard to finish. Both in terms of the art, and in terms of the weeks out of which the pages emerged. It's all metaphors, right?  This year I'm … Continue reading A Year in Mixed Media ~ part one

almost completely (50/52)


Every week this year I've worked on one page of this art journal. There's a poignancy to the last pages of a book, a wanting to eke out the fun.... mixed with a readiness to move on to new projects. Oh so many new projects lined up! This is an almost complete page of the … Continue reading almost completely (50/52)

ingredients of a week (49/52)


In no particular order, this week's page is built out of these things... Derwent XL Graphite (same folks who make the Inktense stuff). Big chunky blocks that are also water soluble. Great for grubby grimy grunge. Vague shapes and noises to form the ambiance. Brené Brown vividly describes something I've been focused on this year, these words showed up … Continue reading ingredients of a week (49/52)

weightiness (48/52)


The year is winding down and the book is getting fat. The pages are reflecting this in a literal way, piling on colors, darker, thicker, visually weightier. Pencil on paint on marker on washi on paper on pen on paper on page. Over and over; On and on. The lines are getting tangled up. The shapes and … Continue reading weightiness (48/52)

a nest of nests (44/52)


As this week progressed I was listening to the audio book version of Tim Ferriss' 4 hour work week. His finely tuned systematized out-sourcing structure is a few bounds further than I will stretch, but I'm finding  workable elements to feel more productive before they even manifest out of the theoretical. One rule is 'Don't multi-task' This is a truth I … Continue reading a nest of nests (44/52)

another wave of chaos (43/52)


Each week I complete another page of this book, each page is similar but distinctly individual, echoing the shape each week takes. More often than not I'll be listening to the radio, a podcast, or someone speaking to me from the internet. And the words that resonate loudest often find their way into the page. … Continue reading another wave of chaos (43/52)

It’s all a mirror…. 41/52


The year winds on, the weeks flip by, the book of weeks fills up. I'm finding out stuff I didn't even know was there. You remember back to January? I set my word for the year, after much deliberation, to Focus. It took some fathoming, and even then I wasn't positive I'd picked the right … Continue reading It’s all a mirror…. 41/52

Time Hole (39/52)


I fell down another hole in time but it's All OK Now. I jumped. I was down there from some time, lurking (it happens from time to time. Do you do this too?) I've learned to TRUST I'll fumble my way out eventually. I follow my instincts and they lead me back to where I left off. … Continue reading Time Hole (39/52)