PLEASE NOTE:  This list is being updated regularly because of the number of participants who indicated they were going to take part in the Art Swap but who are now backing out.  This means I may have to juggle some of you around a bit. Be sure to contact me directly if you have any question about who your partner is.

Here’s the list of participants partnered up.  Please send a message via the Color Love Facebook page to your partner as soon as you can and exchange mailing addresses.  Again, please be prompt about sending your piece of art to your partner.  If you run into delays in sending it, please let them know.

If you don’t see your name on this list and want to participate, please send me a message and I will do my best to partner you up with someone.

Thank you and have fun!

Joanna Grant

Gina Shillitani                                       Bhupali Gupte                                           Lynn Lucas
Jo Seymour                                          Ann Kristen Krier                                      Els Kovacs

Linda Rapchak                                      Siobhan Brignull                                      Carolyn Mac Intosh
Barbara Poe                                         Barb Browne                                            Amista Nielson

Lynna Satin Demay                               Jerri Matthews Thompson                        Dee Ryder
Linda Moore                                          Ann Miller                                                    Kathie Gadd

Erin Fish                                               Nickalli Bascochea-Braaten                   
Joan Waites                                         Timi Bronson                                            

Heidi Bound                                          Helen Huppertz                                       
Margarette Muster                                Diane Craft Mascolo                            

Tina Gray-Siebers                                Lori Bradford                                        
Laurie May                                           Sharon Denney Parcel                         

Beverly French Davis                           Joanne Sharpe                                       
Jill Cole-Adamy                                    Melanie Kuka                                       

Kari Jo Callison                                    Jean McNutty                                      
Teresa Kepler                                    Deb Thompson-Boring                            

LaNell Callon Taylor                              Robin Anderson
Joanna Grant                                          Sandy Sommerfeld

Susan Jensen                                       Isabelle Savignac 
Carolyn Coyle                                       Kimberly Ans

Leslie Lubell Williamson                       Sherry Pollack                                
Deborah Belica                                      Kelly Stone Reich              

Kathy Miller                                                     
Sheila Parker Bunney                          

Art Journal Update

I was asked to post some sample pictures of one of my art journals to this blog, so here we go.

This was a journal that I made from large scale scrapbook paper, bound together with embroidery floss.  I'd have to say in hindsight, that I should have used heavier weight paper but I wanted to use this stuff up and fortunately it has stood up to the task I gave it.  The journal ended up being about 9X12 and quite thick when I was done because I incorporated a lot of 3D elements into it.

I can't say that it is completely done.  Knowing me, I will continue to add bits and pieces here and there whenever the mood strikes.  I do like how it's turned out, combining my love for collage, doodling, recycling and all things mixed media.

Here are pages one and two.  The mahjonng pieces and watch face are real.  Lots of vintage images, stamped images, acetate and a variety of paint and finish techniques were used here.  They are actually a bit brighter than the scan shows.

Pages three and four have a real zetti feel to them.  I don't know what it is about zettiology, but I still love it so much.  It must be how funky and whimsical it is.  The mask is a 3D piece made from resin.

Pages five and six were at a state of doneness with the images in place when I took Joanne Sharpe's Letter Love 101 online course early in 2012.  This was one of the first practice pieces I did for lettering and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out (considering I had no idea what I was doing).  The lettering is reference to the wonderful old vintage poster images I used in the lower left and upper right of the two-page spread.  Back in the day when these images were created, everything was done with sheer artistic talent.  There was no digital art, no way to manipulate things with technology, just incredibly gifted artists creating such beautiful work.   I really appreciate that.

Thati's it for today.  I'll post more images from this journal as time allows.  I hope you enjoy them and that they inspire you.

Mixed Media Mayhem

These two pieces combine my love for collage, zentangling and lettering.  They are each about 5X7.

More New Art For Sale

Fun and funky pieces I created recently using reclaimed matboard, various paints, inks and dyes, markers and pens.  They will go to a local gallery and hopefully find new homes.

Mini Art Journal Fun

Here are some of the pages from a mini accordian-style art journal I created as an exercise in Joanne Sharpe's "Color Love 101" online class.