I'm joining Erika (AKA BioArtGal) at Art Journal Journey where her theme is "Every journal page tells a
story." I see this as a way to once again pick up my 7 Continents altered book, my longest project ever (started in 2004), and work in it this month. After all, I always imagine visiting these places I dream about, while learning a bit of geography (my confessed weakest subject) in the process.
Today we are visiting down under, where the weather is warm (oh how I wish) and the palm trees are swaying.
The Sydney Opera House, one of the most famous and photographed places in the world is where I will head right after I cross the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Yes, I dare to dream about these places I want to visit. But until then, I will allow my imagination to take me there, instead.
This photo shows how I roughed up the edges of this scene by running my open scissors around the edges until I was satisfied the edges were to my liking. It's too bad you can't see the beauty of the paper I used for the word. It is sparkly, but doesn't show in the photo. The materials I used include a used file folder that I colored using a stencil (thanks Corrine), two pieces of glittery heavy card stock, one image from a travel magazine, and a Micron pen.
Once again, photos are the only way I can show my art, since my camera is the only thing that works with my old computer. I'll continue to be frustrated until I get my new computer back. At this point, it could be a defective video card, or more serious motherboard problems. Thankfully, all the components are under warranty, so it should be an easy fix with both Scott and Jason diagnosing the problem. It's the waiting that is killing me.
Thanks for visiting and thanks for believing in my art, even when I seem to be a mess.
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Bleubeard and I welcome you
Art, including the journey, background techniques, new experiments, photos, failures, and successes will be shared on this site. I have removed my e-mail address until such time as I can get it to work again. Thank you for understanding. You can always leave a note on my blog and I will visit you.
Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
Bleubeard will guide you to each Altered Book Lesson as it appears
Click on any lesson you might have missed or want to review