Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Strength

One last digital art journal page from my online class that has ended on Sunday ... This one was made with class material only, and I´ve had much fun playing with it for the prompt "Strength".

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Escape

The difficulty of today´s Digital Art Journal page themed "Escape" was to use a pre-made PS action called "Vintage" that changes your photo dramatically ... I tried it on several photos but couldn´t find one that looked as good as my old school, so I decided to go back to the days of 1983 when school was out forever, and added a few verses of Supertramp´s song "School" (as one of our tasks was to journal onto the photo).
Top border by Beth Rimmer, ticket by Roben-Marie Smith, swirl by Manuela Zimmermann.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Listen

My page for the "Listen" prompt was made with class material only, the quote is by Epiktet.

Music

I´ve been a bit behind with my digital art journal pages but tried to catch up today, so here´s my page for the "Music" prompt. (Remember that we have to follow distinct lessons and techniques for our pages on lesson days.)
Quote by Miguel de Cervantes, bird from Angela Blanchard, egg and feather from Holliewood Studios.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heritage

My digital art journal page illustrating the prompt "Inherited" doesn´t need any words, I think.
(background and stencil are my own, paintbox from Deviant Scrap collab kit, canvas and note from Jofia Devoe)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Darkroom

Losing sight of the possibilies in life by only concentrating on everyday problems is a fear I´ve always felt and do still feel today, so here´s my digital art journal page for today´s prompt "Fear". Don´t ask for the source of the quote, you´ll find several sources online, but that doesn´t matter to me.
(Credits: Holliewood Studio)

Golden Dragon

As I´m participating in Shannon´s Mixed Media Postcard swap, I´ve made a mail art postcard for this week´s SPA challenge theme "Dragons". This one is collaged, stenciled, stamped and embossed, and it´ll be in the mail to one of the other 160 participants soon!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sunday Mornings

I´ve struggled a bit with today´s digital art journal page themed "Favourite", not because I couldn´t come up with some favourite things but because we had to use hanging elements (and hand draw the hangers), outline type, scanned corrugated cardboard, and a hand drawn shape with circle cut outs ...
(birds postage stamp from SherrieJD, book from Manuela Zimmermann, rest is from our class kit)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Home Again

My Thursday Digital Art Journal page is more personal than you´d probably think - yes, I´m a homebody, and there´s nothing better than coming home.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

She Knew

Here´s my Wednesday Digital Art Journal page themed "Introspection". Swans, wing and moon by Holliewood Studios, the rest is from our class kit.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Friend

Here´s my digital art journal page for today´s prompt "Friend".
I´ve tried to illustrate the fact that I´ve found many dear art friends from the other side of the pond since I´ve started blogging - and I´ve found out that some of them are very dear to my heart, just as my friends that are close to me.
(I´ve used elements from TumbleFish Studio, Dawn Inskip, Lauren Bavin and Irina Alexeeva as well as our class kit.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pastels


In between all those journal pages it´s time for another texture play for Nancy Donaldson´s texture challenge. I´ve used a photo that I´ve taken three weeks ago in an art supplies shop and put some mystery in it by using six textures with different blending modes (Nancy´s textures encaustic, pole 8, garage, crackle, pole 4, and pole 1). Before adding the textures, I adjusted brightness/contrast and levels, and finally I used a mask frame on the whole picture. Did you recognize a shelf with pastels when you had a first look at the textured photo?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Don´t Give Up

Today´s lesson 4 page for our Digital Art Journal has the prompt "Goals", so mine illustrates the goal of not giving up but reaching for the stars instead. This one has been difficult because Photoshop crashed several times when I tried to fill in the type loops with colour ... but as this has been one of the learning targets (besides soften a background, warpen a text etc.) I DIDN´T GIVE UP!
The lady´s shape is from Hollie Haradon, the rest is from our class kit.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Beautiful.

Today´s prompt for our Digital Art Journal is "Beautiful". At first I had no idea what to do with it because I´m more on the weird side, but then I´ve had fun making this page with a painted over background from Tangie Baxter, an eye from Hollie Haradon and a border by Marcee Duggar. The dog is taken from one of my own physical art journals, so maybe you recognize him ...

Live Forwards

Here´s my digital journal page for our third lesson; the theme was Family. I´ve tried to illustrate a quote by Kierkegaard that means that you have to know where you come from but have to go and find your own way.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I See ...

... has been a difficult journal prompt for me - but here´s my Thursday page for the Digital Art Journal class, using the class kit including the font we got from our own handwriting (how cool is that?).

Happy at Home

I´m a bit behind with my Digital Art Journal class, so here´s my page for the Wednesday lesson themed "Home". The quote is by Samuel Johnson.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Her Treasure

Today´s journal prompt for the Digital Art Journal class is "Treasure" - here´s what I´ve made with it. (Vintage woman is my own photo, background self dyed book page, circus lady from TumbleFish Studio, all other elements are from the class kit).

Monday, January 09, 2012

Prepare To Live Again

I´ve started another online class today: Jessica Sprague´s Digital Art Journaling class. Our first assignment was to make a heart themed journal page using angled text, masks and outlines, dingbats and a stroked border. I´ve learned a lot in this first lesson and am quite satisfied with my heart page now. The quote I´ve used is a poem by one of my favourite writers, Anna Achmatova.

With All My Heart

This is a birthday card for a very special friend, made with the new PaperArtsy stamps by Lynne Perrella.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Doodling Unleashed Class

I´ve had fun Traci Bautista´s free online class at Strathmore tonight - above you see my result of week one. I´ve used a Moleskine journal instead of a large Mixed Media paper here, but it worked quite well, it´s just much smaller (but still 16 x 5 inches / 41 x 12,7 cm for the whole spread) than what Traci uses in her class. There´s still plenty of time to join Traci in her class here.

Friday, January 06, 2012

More Nick Bantock Style ATCs

Here are the last of my ATCs for a Nick Bantock Style ATC swap. If you´ve missed the first six ATCs for that swap you can find them here.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Have a Zetti new year!

May the new year be like Zetti artwork: sometimes dark but with enough colour to give us hope, a bit adventurous and surprising, but with some constants to hang on to and navigate ... and creative of course!