Wednesday, January 30, 2008

More January pages

Two pages done yesterday...titled "Behind the Veil".

Cut and pasted using lace, wrapping paper, fabric and magazine illustrations.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I love PINK in the dead of winter!!!!!!

This cozy soft pink chair caught my eye....and the woman sipping tea.(though I need more exercise than sitting at the moment!)
Across the page, I have more pink, roses, dishes, and a "tie-in" to the spiral binding which is part of a commercial Valentine gift bag. I put rose colored glasses on the heart. The background of the tie-in is vintage mail...with return address has my name, "Lila"....
This young girl in her wonderful pink world is on the flip side of the tie-in!

MORE pink....the tied in postcard says "Frugal is such an ugly word"....collage features some expensive jewelry and silver...tea-drinking twins are saying "Fancy That"!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Marie Antoinette character doll

This is a Marie Antoinette character doll. I made her in the 1960's from a kit by Mark Farmer Doll company. They supplied the bisque head, arms and legs and the gorgeous wig.

I used the pattern for her cloth body and period costume. I embellished her with faux pearls and rubies....and she is wearing a bejeweled fleur de lis necklace.
She is currently for sale on Ebay under Marie Antoinette dolls!

Friday, January 04, 2008

A new year a new journal

This is a fun time of year....starting with a blank journal! I remember reading in Loretta Marvel's column in "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" that she has lots of journal scrapbooks going....the article was entitled "Tis're not". It was about jumping in and journaling in a blank book. One thing that was very freeing, she said you don't have to start at the front and do pages in any this year, I may try to "loosen" up that way too and just open it and cut and paste!

However, this is the front piece just inside the cover....a portal page, if you will. The page features the Roman god, Janus who looks both ways. He is the god of doorways and portals.

My cover features a Buddha from a birthday card sent to me...I read and enjoyed "Eat, Pray, Love " this past year. As an armchair traveler, I use this card to represent those exotic places where Buddhist shrines and Hindu ashrams can be found! Meanwhile, I may plan a retreat to our local Benedictine monastery! MORE ramblings...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Year's End

The final page in last year's cut and paste journal....

this page evolved during the year...when I wasn't sure where to use an image it went here. It features a photo of my collage/acrylic self-portrait on canvas, and magazine clippings...nesting, resting, doing art and quilting... maybe some re-decorating and cooking.
A simple peaceful life is evoked.
As I begin my new journal in a blank 9x12 memory album, I will be doing more art and becoming more whimiscal in my self-portraits and illustrations...(that's the plan of the moment!)