What makes a gator a gypsy?

teacher, traveler, photographer, political junky, smash and bash artist, grandmimi, mom, canine companion

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - The Taj Mahal - Three Views/Three Viewpoints

When I need a journal fix, and I have no plan, I like to gesso the pages and smoosh them together for a ridged texture.  That's how this spread began.  I sprayed with Dylusions and scribbled on some Gelatos.  And, since pink is the basic black of India, I began thinking of images and papers in my stash from my trip to Rajasthan.  I chose one of my zillion photos I took of the Taj Mahal and printed it in several versions.

I used one of the images to draw, cut, and emboss kid foam to make a stamp and impressed it onto the page.

I printed the image several times in different versions to place around the page.  I found some swirly pink and gold paper in my scrapbook file and a cute elephant from a World Market purchase.

Now that I had three vesions of the Taj I looked for quotations that would suit the page...Voila...three views...from romantic to cynical...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - Time: A Continuum or Cycle

I have had this beautiful cover from Smithsonian Magazine forever thinking some day I could use it. I had a journaling week during which I wanted to use up what I have hanging around...this cover, scrapbook paper with clocks, a Crafters' Workshop stencil, clip art of clocks, magazine cuts.  As I began building the layers the question, time - continuum or cycle?, popped up.  As I searched different dictionaries for text I found different answers to this question, time a circle or a line.  This final journal page presents this question for you to ponder.