Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Documented Life - On T Tuesday

Here's a reprise of some tea cup art
for T Tuesday...

Joining the T party over at

Week 18 of The Documented Life Project 
was to include a quote on the page. Since my
tip-in page that week had used some ledger
paper, I felt a quirky collage was in order...

Supplies: Ledger paper, Loteria card, diagram from
a book of science experiments for kids, illustration
from a vintage vacation/travel booklet, rose image
cut from cover of sticker book, and a tiny scrap
from a Shorthand textbook.

I feel gladsome that you dropped by...
but  "I aim to misbehave."

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Documented Life Project

Week 17 prompt:
"Draw or photograph your favorite shoes.
Add it to your page."

Sharpie pen drawing of my favorite
black "booties," with watercolor wash.
Collage includes words from a magazine,
washi tape, hole reinforcements,
dots punched from magazine,
and fabric.

I was not sure about this 
prompt at first, but the page did
turn out better than I expected...
  I originally wanted
to keep the page in all Black & White,
but when the hot pink lettering
came to light, I figured
'why not?'
Love the stripy fabric, 
and polka dot fabric
  which I bought at a local flea market.

Feeling pleased that I am keeping up
with the Documented Life Project
weekly challenges, and enjoying
them so far.  The Facebook group has
over 6,000 members.  That is pretty huge!
What has been really great is the
encouraging and generous sense
of community in the group.
Visit Art to the 5th blog
to find out more about the project.
It's never too late to join!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Collage on T Tuesday

A collage made from some scraps
in honor of Earth Day, and
Elizabeth's T Tuesday.  Included are:
 brown craft paper with craft acrylics,
scrap of kleenex box cardboard,
scraps of fabric, painted papers,
tea bag tag, 
watercolor paint over book text,
and text cut from a book.

Spread in the Mini Smash book, with another 
tea bag tag and kleenex cardboard. I drew the 
cupcake, the lettering was already printed on
the background page and I went over it
with a marker to darken it.  On the right,
the black and white border came from 
junk mail.  Thought a recipe was in order
to go with my tea, since I don't usually
buy baked goods!  I haven't actually tried
this recipe yet, but it sounds wonderful!

Hope you will visit 
Elizabeth and Bluebeard for
T Tuesday... and
also stop by my Fake Journal Blog-
to see what my 'altered ego'
has been doing this April!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Greetings

---just sayin'.

Please visit my Fake Art Journal blog:
I only do a 'fake journal' in April each year,
and there are only 13 days left.

See if you can figure out what
my character does
and why those things
are in my journal...


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Random Thoughts on T Tuesday

Week 16 of the Documented Life Project:
add a cardboard box (from food) to your page.
Since we had yet MORE SNOW last night,
on April 15, 2014!
strawberries and sunshine
sound pretty darn good
right about now...

A recycled folder that I lightly sanded
and painted to make a little book...
paper yet to be added in pamphlet stitch.

A page in my Eco Green Smash book-
recording my grandson's comment about
my bag matching my clothes. How many
8 yr.-old boys notice that?! and
how cool is that?!

Practicing caricatures for a
local prom...
no erasing when you are working
solely in marker!

Had to break out the snowman mug today...
so tired of being cold...
visit Bluebeard and Elizabeth for
to share a warm beverage and
random thoughts...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tea Cups and Documentation- T Tuesday

A tea cup for my Fake Journal 2014...
see the post on my blog

Continuing with the
Week 15 was a challenge to
create a page using a monochromatic
color scheme:  shades and tints of
all one color.  This is an attempt
at a self-portrait (wrinkles removed!)
using watercolors.  The dark red
was tinted with a bit of purple for
the darkest shade.
I guess I am so 'serious' because it's
difficult to keep smiling while I'm
focusing on the painting!

Another image from my Fake Journal 2014.
Watercolor and Pitt pen.  Design from a
tea cup. I really like the tan/gray color
combined with the soft blue...

Linking up with Elizabeth and Bluebeard
Have a nice hot cup of something
and join her for Assemblage Fun!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Drawing ~ Documented Life Project

The Documented Life Project:
Week 13. Have someone draw 
on your page.  Finish it.
I didn't strictly have mom draw directly
on my page. This is a copy of a fashion
drawing that she did around 1950 or so.
(Below) She drew with pencil, then
inked with a dip pen and India ink.
I had a copy made on card stock, 
then watercolored it and added the
quote by CoCo Chanel.
Don't you love her drawing?
Thanks Mom!

Week 14.  Write your name. Decorate.
I was inspired by graffiti on railroad cars.
(Below) Sketched in pencil, then
Sharpie pen, then watercolors.

I am having so much fun doing art journals
that not much is getting done around the 
house. But a person has to have priorities...

Above, a page in my Eco Green Smash Book.
When I find bits of art projects that I am 
not sure what to do with, it has been ending
up in the Smash book...if I can make it fit!

Hope you will find time to make 
some art today!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fish on T Tuesday


From Wikipedia:
"In 1508, a French poet, Eloy d'Amerval referred to a Poisson d'avri
(April fool, literally "April fish") a possible reference to the holiday.
In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who 
sent his servants on foolish errands on 1 April. 
 In 1698, several people were tricked into
going to the Tower of London to 'see the Lions washed.' "

"The tradition in France, and in French-speaking Canada
includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the
victim's back without being noticed- poisson d'avril-
(literally 'April's fish) and is also widespread in
other nations such as Italy.  The Flemish tradition
is for children to lock out their parents or teachers,
only letting them in if they promise to bring
treats the same evening or the next day."

"In 1957, the BBC pulled a prank, known as the
Swiss Spaghetti Harvest prank, where they 
broadcast a fake film of Swiss farmers picking
freshly-grown spaghetti.  The BBC were later
flooded with requests to purchase spaghetti
plants, forcing them to declare the video as a prank
 on the news the next day."

To read the Top Hoaxes perpetrated on April Fool's Day
and have a good laugh!

It's time to begin my Fake Journal 2014 Project,
so be sure to visit Cottonwood Counterfeit Journal
to see what my 'alter ego' is up to--no foolin'!

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Joining Elizabeth for her T Tuesday link party...
and sharing a collage 
created with a tea bag -- just because
I liked that wonderful leaf green color!
Hope you have a fun day...
and enjoy a good joke!

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