Tuesday, September 9, 2014

29 Faces 4 - 8

I want to do so much better in completing 29 faces this month. I only did 18 two years ago when I did this challenge. With going out of town for a couple of days and trying to do backgrounds for some of my other faces; I got behind. So today I decided to do several faces on one page. Told myself not to think about it much, only how to make it different from the last one. These 5 faces took me about 40 minutes.


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

29 Faces 1, 2 & 3.

2 years ago I participated in the 29 Faces challenge. I only got 18 done. I've decided to participate again. Here are my first 3.






Looking forward to doing this challenge.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Multi-page Mandala in my small moleskin.

After seeing these 2 images on Pinterest

art journal 2009-6-24c.  Orange and blue circular journal page

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I was inspired to do a multi-page Mandala in my small moleskin.







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Saturday, August 23, 2014

2 new Mandalas

Finally finished 2 mandalas I've been working on for a while.
 This was done on sketch paper with microns and pitt pens.
I then cut out around it and mounted on black card stock.


This was done on coldpress watercolor paper with pitt pens and watercolors. 
The background is painted with black acrylic paint.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Videos using an I-phone.



I have often wondered how to set up my i-phone so I could video what ever I was doing on my desk. Quite some time ago I bought one of these.


Joby JM3-01WW GripTight GorillaPod Stand (Black)


 http://www.amazon.com/Joby-JM3-01WW-GripTight-GorillaPod-Stand/dp/B009GHYMB6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_cps_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=09Q91P3ZMZPEZ0G54SVG

But I still could not figure out what to attach it to so the phone would be overhead looking down on my desk. I really did not want to invest any money buying things since I plan to only occasionally make a video. Finally I came up with this idea. I took the grip tight mount off of the Gorilla Pod Stand and mounted it on an old camera tripod that I have had for years.


 (I don't have my phone in the mount shown here. I had to use it to take the pictures.)


In setting this up on my desk I found out that if I leaned the tripod forward the legs of the tripod would be out of my way plus not be seen in the video.



To keep it from toppling over I mounted a couple of mini clamps on the back edge of my desk. Then put a rubber band around the clamps which secures the extended leg of the tripod.




Yeah me for figuring this out.
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My Mandala Journal Flip Thru.