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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Night Owl"

     I enjoyed finishing a collage piece today for Same Page Journal with Catherine Anderson and four other participants. All of us received the same contents and then we each made a folded page following the presented requirements; we return an original page, and Catherine xeroxes them and sends us each a journal.
     Below are photos of the contents, my opened page, and the front and back folded for a better viewing.
     Since I haven't unpacked quite a bit of my studio, it was really interesting to "keep it simple" and use what I had available. 
     To start with I selected my background paper and used the braille sheet underneath, rubbing it with colored pencil for texture. Photoshop came in handy to size the "owl" (a huge thank you to DJ Pettitt for taking this beautiful photo and giving me permission to use it) and print onto the background sheet. Canvas was used for the unseen stabilizer especially since I used my sewing machine. 
     The saying "I am a bit of a night owl because that's when I feel the most creative and alive." is apropos; I am rather a "night owl" sometimes especially when I am working on projects.
     Hope you enjoy. Hugs, Karen


polkadotpeticoat said...

Karen you know how I feel about owls.....love it!
How about this summer were having.....Heidi

Quinn said...

Such an interesting piece! I'd love to see it in person.

Interesting thought about working with limited material...in the past, I've filled sketchbooks with drawings using three graphite pencils, or done "pen" and inks using a twig for the pen. I think I've forgotten how to have fun with my toys.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, hope you are settling into your new digs and finding things as you need them :D I haven't been playing much except with my new wooly toys learning to spin and improve my knitting skills. Beginning to miss playing with some mixed media projects... maybe soon.
Hugs and be well my sweet friend,
Beth P