Occasional ruminations concerning painted pages, hand bound books, the use of photos in journaling and the contemplation of various other pursuits.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A little rusty, but still useful

That is how I feel some days....... a little rusty.  But I am not done yet!   A little patina is a good thing. 

These old gates were piled up in a store of treasures in Cave Creek, AZ.  I kept thinking Michael DeMeng would love this place.....so many very rusty things.

It is funny that we distress and patina things to make them look antique and we freshen up antiques to make them look not so old. Can we not accept things as they are? Right now?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Variations

Here are two more photos, one altered, one not.  These dew covered flowers were on the Alaskan shore of the Bering Sea.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Variations on a theme

It is fun, interesting and challenging to try different things with the same photo. Above are a couple examples using the same leaf shot.

I seem to be out of "musings" lately.  The well is dry.  A quiet time. Maybe that is a good thing.  Whatever.   It is what it is.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Photos and Painted Pages

 This example is in the Yellow Book shown in a previous post.  An altered photo of an old church bell near Tubac, AZ is adhered to a page painted with very wet water colors and topped with a plastic bag while the page was drying.
 One can hardly see the acrylics applied to these pages.  A large photo was sliced and placed on facing pages. I am going back in with colored pencils on parts of the photo.
Acrylics again with a photo altered on the iPad app ColorSplash.  These Bering Sea flowers were "painted" back into the photo with my finger, while the rest of the photo was left gray scale.