Sunday, March 30, 2014

Call to Artists: Women Painting Women: 2014 Juried Women Painting Women Exhibition - Prin...

image by: Mia Bergeron, Soundless, 20" x 14", oil on panel

   Principle Gallery Charleston

Women Painting Women: 2014 Juried Women Painting Women Exhibition - Prin...: image by: Mia Bergeron, Soundless, 20" x 14", oil on panel Women Painting Women is pleased to announce that P...

Friday, March 21, 2014

How to make art journal with index cards

This journal is super easy to make and you can think of your own variations of what to put in it.  I want to use it in my community kids art classes. This project goes with my new found passion for making small art and sharing/trading with others. Mail art and artist trading cards are a great vehicle to do this.

How to make journal book



Another vehicle for sharing art is the "Art Abandonment" project. This is similar to mail art except you leave the art in a place where someone, a stranger can find it. This is something that children artists can do.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

More fun with mail art

My latest mail art. The theme is Wings. This one is going to someone in Australia!
Girls of a Feather, postcard mail art

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Journal and Mail Art

I am always looking for ways to encourage me to make art every day. It sounds easier than it is, as least for me. I'm fine if I have a big project. I can get lost for hours everyday working on it and can be quite obsessive about it. However in between these projects I tend to stay in research mode and in my head. I plan to sketch and do begin but get distracted easily. To address this shortcoming I joined two Facebook groups Daisy Yellow and Mail Art Groupies both are very supportive and encourage activity.

I like them both because they encourage me to experiment on a small scale which gives a more immediate satisfaction. I may or may not use the ideas in a larger painting but that doesn't matter because the main purpose is to keep my momentum going in making art daily in between the big projects. Below are some example activities.

Gustav Klimt inspired Christmas decorations, felt pen in art journal

oil pastels resists with black ink on index card

Doodle shapes drawn in pencil, traced with black felt pen and coloured with felt pens in art journal

"Solitude", paper collage on Arches oil paper using paper napkins and matte medium
paper collage using photocopy of photo, paper napkins, matte medium on Arches oil paper