Sunday, December 30, 2007

This is how I am feeling right now!


I am quite overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments left on my blog. Especially a personal one from "the" Jonathan Talbot,collage master,and a return email and a link on his site, Collagearts.org . On Friday eve I opened an email from one of the magazines who will feature some of my art I sent in. I am working on a brief answer to their questions of how I came about doing these pieces.
Ahhh and it's a nice rainy winter day. Spent a slight hangover on the sofa all day with a great book "Best Friends" by Martha Moody. Sure miss having a fireplace. Gotta love a book with nice morales and insights for a change.

Friday, December 28, 2007

"The last flower child"


Loving using up alot of old saved pieces of papers. Sometimes the words come first other times the images. Love when it becomes one collage! I am now also on "Scrapeteria" blog with other collage artists. I had a man say to my face at the last show I was in "since when does tearing up pieces of paper become art", hrrump!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

How did she do that?


Another cut and paste collage. I am back to my original style of collaging as I work on about 5 other projects. Love my manic side.

Friday, December 21, 2007

a cut and paste collage


I call this one "I missed the bus" because I saw that wording in an article I was reading yesterday morning.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A New Year and projects


All I have to do is hold on another 5 days and Christmas will be over. Isn't that sad to feel that depressed over Holidays.
Meanwhile I have started a new journal that will be ALL DYLAN! I say I raised my son on Dylan'isms,he knows them all. I loved the words Dylan used in all his songs,so relavent to the times and beyond his years. I've had Dylan projects in the past but this one is exciting. It's time I gave a tribute to "the man". Evertime a Dylan song comes on the radio in my car I can sing all the words. It always amazes me how good those old songs make me feel. "Oh the times they are a channnnnnnnnnnging"!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Attention all journalers!


This is the book to buy this season,for yourself or as a gift! It is so charming you will just love the pictures and writings. Why didn't we think of doing this one??? Barnes and Noble has it on sale right now. I am also reading "The Highly Sensitive Persons Survival Guide" this one I really needed for my sanity. I tried "Eat Pray Love" but the person who lent it to me doesn't practice any of it's philosophy and yet she thinks we all should! She could write "I'm ok,none of the rest of you are" LOL.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The first snow!


We just had the first snow of the year last week. It was so lovely all day,even having to drive in it. I love seeing my city and harbor every morning. The city becomes magical when it snows. People become friendlier and chatty. Like a kid I get that weather report excitement about how many inches!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

please let December fly past gently!


Maybe because my family becomes their most "freaked out" selves during holidays. Like parent bashing at Thanksgiving or other times. Like it's never enough you can do for them! Dec 19th almost 2years ago I finally had my parents ashes placed in Arlington National Cemetary. This was after arguing a couple years with the Govt who lost my dads WWII overseas purple heart combat military records. I found all the info I needed in moms papers after mom died. It was not easy working out the full military service for my parents who so deserved this send off. (Imagine them losing awol papers? I doubt it.) The hoidays to me are a joke nowdays,consumerism at it's worst! Please be gentle during this time someone like me may be out there.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bad art groups or what?

Thanks to my 4 regular comment art friends.I agree it's a funny thing how some get all the following and others get none. I tried to be loyal and friendly. I donated and gave what I could of myself to others but it doesn't come back around. I love you few for commenting and I love your hearts! HUGS Joy