Monday, January 3, 2011

Strathmore Visual Journal Workshop 1

I joined Strathmore's series of free workshops (see the link in the right-hand column) and week one of the first workshop with Pam Carriker started on Jan. 1. Collage isn't something I've done a lot of, and I don't think I've ever given thought before to recycling my own artwork, but that's what this workshop is all about.
I found it's a fantastic way to re-use my digital art... a lot of which has never seen the light of real day, due to a lack of decent printer. The only time I had anything printed off was for commissions, and it was a little expensive for just a couple of prints.
The other use I found for it was getting copies of spreads I've done in some of Patti's journals so I can have a completely different version in my own journals. Too cool. :)
I went out to Patti's studio yesterday and we spent about five hours playing with that recycling theme. As usual, it was incredibly productive and I came home with three journal pages for the week one prompt. All the images are my own, except for the dog tarot and text pages (which I got from Patti!).


Janine said...

These journals pages are wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! In answer to your question, I am enjoying the class especially since it is free. I like to keep busy and it helps to keep inspired. How are you liking the class?

I bought the smaller size journal and also it is the mixed media journal not the watercolor one. Which one are you using?

deb said...

What a wealth and range of images... looks like you too are spreading your creative wings!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

All three of these are fantastic! I'm really drawn to the one with the hand- no pun intended. What a powerful image!