good heavens! your response was beyond my wildest imagining! thank you!! one set of Barely There Books seemed, well, barely enough, so i made two more... the three names that i picked from the hat are:
rebecca in NZ (signed in as anonymous)
send me your snail mail addys and i will get your packages off to you! and thank you *everyone* again!
i changed the design of these books so that instead of the pages being sewn together, they're held together with brads. i think that the holes won't fray because of the paint on the muslin, but we'll see. it's a learning experience, hee! i like this idea better because you can take the book apart and work on the pages individually if you want.
last wednesday, 9/9/09, we went to mt. shasta... word had it that a large crystal under the mountain was to be activated on that day. i know that to many people this is just right over the top, but heh, jimmie and i aren't many people... it was a fabulous, high energy day... this is looking up at the very top of the mountain from where we got out of the car to go walking.
there were lots of others walking around on the mountain, and lots of cairns and designs made from rocks... i left flags and drew on sticks, and just generally felt deliriously happy.
i drew/colored this with colored pencils at the coffee shop before we drove up the mountain. it's in a teeny tiny BTB. love those colored pencils!
i tried to do an image transfer on the back of the page, but it didn't turn out so great. it seems like i'm either scrubbing off too much or not enough of the paper!
a couple more pages in the small book...
this was another attempt at image transfer in my bigger BTB. i like the way it turned out... i didn't do much art in my journal last week...
only these two pages, which are pictures ripped out of catalogs and then colored over,
mostly with colored pencil. the images are covered with matte gel medium so the colored pencil really sticks. i was thinking that it's like paper dolls for grown-ups...
i went to visit the green shrine tree... propped everything up and added some new greens. sometimes i think about setting up a hidden camera to find out how long it takes the creatures to come out and topple everything over again.
the queen of the green shrine tree...
she lives nearby,
as does he...
instead of an art related quote this week, i'm going to quote from one of my favorite books, 'oneness'. it only seems fitting after last week...
The Dreamer does not care what is or is not possible. For theDream is based in limitlessness. The Dream is totally without structure. The Dream is found in the depths of the child who still dwells within -- regardless of how disenchanted or disillusioned you may consider yourself to be. Regardless of how jaded you are or how broken by life's blows, the Dreamer remains untouched. And reconnecting with that rarefied spark of your own Divine essence is the key element in restructuring the life you are preparing to transform. Before The Artist can begin to emerge from the radiant core of your being and give expression to the unique creation that is to be your life, you must first find and liberate The Dreamer from the prison of your linear consciousness.
Oneness, received and transcribed by Rascha