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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

{inspiration}

{teesha's journals}
teesha moore is an incredible inspiration to me, as she is a lot of mixed media artists. being able to meet her, to look at, TOUCH, and photograph her journals at artfiberfest... journals i've seen in countless books + magazines was really amazing!! there is one book here that's a collaboration between her and pam that she says they've been too busy to work in. this was one of my more favorite books so i say please continue, for me. lol. everyone that knows me knows that bright colors speak to me. since i've been home, although pretty quiet here, i've been arting up a storm at night. i've been trying to work on even one small thing every night before bed. these photographs and the techniques i learned were just what i needed to recharge those creative juices. teesha is 'famous' for her hot pink + orange combination and i've been wanting to do a fatbook collaboration with this theme since i saw her work in true colors. and speaking of the fatbook- we're more than 1/2 full so if you're thinking about joining, think faster. ;) *note* also, pictured above are teesha's husband, tracy's, metal journals. they're absolutely incredible! some are so wee.. i just wanted to put them in my pocket and tip toe out of there. hehe jk!! this is one creative family, i tell you.
{art journal}
above is the last page (front + back) i did in my collaborative art journal with kara + heather and i'm really quite pleased with the result. i didn't have a nail file or sanding block to alter the photograph with so i had to be a bit inventive. don't worry, the fumes only gave me a slight headache. ;) lol new collaborations starting soon + been chatting about teaching a couple all day workshops. all very exciting things for me.

oh, and got a new window installed today and i'm feeling protective. i've thought of lots of different signs to put in my car at night + none of them nice. i hate that this happened because now i'm startled by every little sound and i make alex go outside with me three times a night to make sure everything's okay. the owner of the house has been nice (which is great bc i'd be high tailin' outta here if not) and has agreed to put up outside lighting this week. hopefully us not being the darkest lot on the street now will help keep the creeps away, but we shall see.

5 Comments:

Blogger Bridget said...

The feelings of being violated will soon fade. I have lived in the nicest ritziest neighborhoods and the worst ones too and it doesn't seem to make a difference to the thieves, the only way to deter is motion lights and keeping absolutely nothing of value in the truck, we even leave the gloveboxes open now to show they're empty.

Hugs!

7:21 AM  
Blogger melba said...

Thanks for sharing these pics I am a big fan of Teesha's work!

12:47 PM  
Anonymous anahata katkin said...

Wow- all the pictures you post are so fresh and bright. These look amazing! Can you simply never have enough Teesha! It should be a cult- The we love Teesha cult! Your journal looks delicious too. Congrats on the new window.

5:41 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

I really like the pages you made for the collaboration journal. They turned out really nice. I am also thrilled to hear that you are so inspired and have allowed yourself to create a little each day. I have to say that your idea to post a sign on your car, is kind of funny to me. :P

7:30 PM  
Blogger daren said...

this is fantastic.

12:12 PM  

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