Thursday, September 26, 2013

Just thinking aloud.

Finished my gallery sitting for the day, and am home with a studio space full of copper, paint, paper, prints needing finishing, and pretty much no space.  Ugh!  Must. Clean. Up.

Anyway, the other night I was researching some new acrylic techniques and got sucked into Youtube videos.  It's insane how much time you can spend there, just looking and looking...and looking....

Anyway I found what I was looking for, but then I started seeing all these videos on art journalling.  It's fun to see someone else's process, that's for sure!

(how do I insert videos, I was going to put some here....poop)

But one of the things I kept asking myself was, do these journals serve a purpose other than to paint into a journal?  Meaning, do they get looked at again, or do they get shut away?  I suppose they are just like any artist's notebooks - you work on them for pure pleasure, inspiration, etc.

I love some of these videos, but some of them look like blatant advertisements for one of the big chain art stores!

Anyway, got a package from Petra of Scorched Earth today (Happy Day!!!), so am off to play.  :)

xoxo Juliette

Monday, September 23, 2013

New pieces

I've recently had a lot of good sales!!  It's wonderful and yet I find myself having to make much more very soon, as the first big show of the Fall/Winter is coming up next week.  Yikes!  Anyway, I had SO much fun putting these pieces together.  They feature some beloved artists' work from Lela Bouse-McCracken and Jana of Paryb Happy Fish.

Now, it's time to get some prints done and get them scanned into the computer!  Happy work, not complaining one bit :)

Love, Juliette

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New work, shows...

So I've not been feeling my best the last few days, but there's an infusion this Monday which should help - hopefully.  I have SO much to do in the next few weeks, with the Triton asking for new pieces (prints and jewelry) for their upcoming show and a new show at the Mountain Arts Center as well.  I'm working on some small prints and card sets for the Mountain Arts Center and some mixed media and jewelry for the Triton.

Ugh.  How will I get it done?  I wish sometimes that I was still 19 or so, with the energy to work on jewelry all night, sleep a little then get up at 7 to paint in early morning light.  That was my favorite time to paint.

Anyway, SO much to get done and hopefully it will.

These are the two latest pieces - the former with a fossil I got from Kim of Numinosity Beads, and the latter piece is handmade. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Painting and Printmaking

I found myself in a 'rut' of sorts with my jewelry.  Too many ideas, not enough cohesion. 

So, after we came back from camping in Big Sur (last week!!), I started doing some painting and printmaking again.  I haven't really done any in about a year and a half, and it feels like the rut is lifting.  Here are two I did today:

Forgive me, they are a little blurry but these are the best ones of the lot I took. 

Hope you're having a great Monday, or Labor Day if you're in the States!
xoxo Juliette