Saturday, June 27, 2009

Combo Platter

Weeks of rain in NYC. Following a thunder clapping, sky blackening, torrential downpour last night, the sky turned golden and then hot pink. Pictured above is an unretouched shot of the beautiful moment.

I was lucky enough to have recently met Sarah Fishburn. Sarah and some of her family are on a whirlwind road trip all over the United States. We spent an afternoon together wandering around NYC. Turns out Sarah is as warm, friendly, and humorous as she is talented, creative, and generous. And what a great family too! Sarah wanted me to send a shout out to everybody and let you know that she will be home and back to blogging very soon!

If you liked the journal pages of Barron Storey that I recently highlighted here, head over to Kelly Kilmer's blog to learn a lot more about Barron, his art, and his publications. Thanks for all the info Kelly!

A long overdue thank you to Lynn from Getting my Feet Wet who passed along the Uplifting Blogger Award to me a while back. Thanks Lynn!

And a more timely thank you also goes out to Pat from Artfully Ooglebloops for passing the Kreativ Blogger award on to The Altered Page.

I also have to thank Pat for posting about the Glidden National Paint Giveaway. Click here to be taken to their site and sign up to receive a free quart of paint in your choice of color! Thanks for the tip Pat!!

Just added a new piece to my Etsy shop. Called Shattered, it is the newest artwork in my Text Tile series.

Sold. Thank you!

Ingredients: watercolor paper, altered paper, masking tape, tissue paper, acrylic paint, wax pastels, calligraphy ink, Indian ink, marker, colored pencil, linen thread, rub on letters, dry transfer, altered found metal object. approximately 4 1/4" x 3". click to enlarge.

Also still available for sale in Etsy is my Artist Survey Zine from The Pulse. Click here for information and click here to buy.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Writing's on the Wall

Work continues on my Graffiti collaboration with Julie Prichard and Lynne Hoppe. My Graffiti Wall is being built slowly, brick by brick, on my 3 foot by 3 foot canvas.

Each brick is collaged using papers altered by Lynne, Julie and Myself.

In the end, there will be 93 bricks in this wall. And once completed...the graffiti will begin!

For inspiration, I recently went to an exhibit at the Helen Beck Gallery in NYC called Whole in the Wall. The show highlights the work of American and European street artists from the 1970s to today.

My favorite part of the show was a room mixing urban street art with ornate, antique furniture. The contrast packed a wallop and yet blended seamlessly.

Sharp: Juice Got Juice

Henry Chalfant: Kel/Crash

Sharp: T.C.B.

Blek Le Rat: detail from Urban Angel

Daze: detail from Untitled 2007

Blek Le Rat: detail from Homeless in NYC

Daze: detail from Journey Part 2

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Telling the Storey

The Society of Illustrators in NYC is currently exhibiting the journals of Barron Storey. If you are within 1,000,000 miles of New York, make sure you do not miss this one. Walk, run, swim, train, boat, fly, or teleport there. The show has 100 of his journals on hand, all available to look through and touch!

If you are not familiar with his journals, at the very least spend some quality time looking through his blog. And if you cannot make it to the show, I will bring the show to you! And you will definitely want to click and enlarge the images to see the amazing details.

Barron Storey: Life After Black

The Covers:

The Pages:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Journal Journey With Me

Bridgette Guerzon Mills from Contemplating the Moon showcases her beautiful handmade journals and more on another site, amanobooks. In addition, every week she includes a post detailing some aspect of journaling. Past topics have included using transparencies, finding the words, and dream journaling. She is currently highlighting travel journals and I am happy to say that several of my journals and travel journaling techniques are showcased here. Please stop by and look through her beautiful, inspiring, and informative site.

Below you will find some images of and additional links to two of my travel journals that Bridgette highlighted.

Greece 2008 - click all pics to enlarge and click here and here to see all the journal pages on my original posts.

New Mexico 2008 - click all pics to enlarge and click here to see all the journal pages on my original post.