Friday, April 26, 2013

Stones-- Fake Journal 2013

Stones have been a canvas on which
artists of the past carved images...

Were they sacred?
Did the images give men 
power over the being portrayed?

The beginnings of my medicine bag...
I will keep my eyes open
and search for other
objects which will speak to me.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Smash Journal Collage

Taking a break from the Fake Journal today.
A brightly colored collage seemed in order.
Various papers, fabric, a game image,
a tiny collage, painted paper, and 
my own leaf/apple watercolor & pen design.
Smash your stuff into any art journal!
It doesn't have to be 'organized', 
just experiment and have fun.
How are you 
having fun these days?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Drawing Spirit-Fake Journal 2013

Drawing in a meditative concentration
reveals the true nature of the subject...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

White Couds~Fake Journal 2013

Gouache on craft paper, with Sharpie pen

Click on any image for larger view

What do you see in the clouds?

To learn more about
click on the link.  There's still time to
make one of your own!

...never explain.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

See with your Spirit -- Fake Journal 2013

To see with your eyes is a fine thing.
To notice the details of what you see
is even better. Understanding what you see
is wise...and feeling the Spirit of the
visual world around you is a gift to be
sought and nurtured.

Fake Journal 2013 ~ never explain...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fake Journal 2013

Pages in my 2013 Fake Journal.
As April progresses,
see if you can figure out who or what
my character is.  Join me in the journey!

Visit Roz Wound Up if you want to see
other Fake Journals, or make your own.

never explain...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fake Journal-Never Explain

Roz Stendahl's logo for IFJM

What if you could be somebody else?
A different person, doing different things?
That's what a Fake Journal is about...
life is short, why live only one?

If you'd like to see my Fake Journal
from 2012, go here.

Visit Roz of Roz Wound Up if 
you would like to do a Fake Journal
during the month of April! 
Click on the logo in the side bar to read 
how you can be part of the Fake Out.
And...Never Explain...

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool 2013

April Fool's Day always makes 
me think of court fools, or jesters...
so here is my rendition of a court Fool.
I added a medieval style border
and background, since his costume
was inspired by an illuminated 

Several types of court fools existed:
people who were considered "mad" or crazy~
  some may have been small in stature. 
 The fool that I find most interesting
 was the witty person whose behavior
 and comment was accepted by royal decree.  
 Humor could be used to illuminate the truth
when a plain statement of fact or opinion might be
considered offensive. A Fool could get away
with saying what courtiers could not.

 "In a world of fools, it is the person
who realizes his own innate folly...
who is truly wise."

In 1508, the French poet Eloy d'Amerval
referred to a 'poisson d'avril'
April Fool
literally translated April Fish!
I hope your day is filled with humor and fun!