Thursday, June 19, 2008

An Irresistible technique

Responding to Michelle Ward's challenge of this rubbing/resist technique I am posting some of my past collage work that was done using papers with the resist technique: The 2 pictures show collages made with different kinds of papers including some with wax resist. The butterfly was made with glue resist and stitching and the hand rubbing was made on top of more background rubbing with a different color.
The resist is one of my favorite ways to get texture on paper.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fabulous weekend with Sabrina Ward Harrison

One of my all time favorite artists is Sabrina Ward Harrison, and I just have spent a whole weekend in a workshop with her and a small group of artists. Since I saw her books full of color photos of her journals I knew I had to get to know her and hear and see more. We met at Carol Parks’ place in LA, which was an inspiring place by itself, and we spent 2 wonderful summer days being quiet and listening, looking, walking, taking pictures, thinking, painting and writing. What I took away from this weekend is the ability to “forget” for a moment about all the hustle and bustle of the everyday, and just concentrate on my inner world. Normally I don’t give myself many opportunities to take a break, concentrate on this side of myself and put thoughts and feelings into words on paper. But over these two days that’s just what we all did and it felt very liberating. I hope I’ll be able to continue with this kind of journaling in the future.