Sunday, January 27, 2013

FEATURING, Butterflies, and Art Journal Display...

Hey there everyone!  I hope you are staying warm today.  Michael and I just got back from a drive, which turned into a winter storm while we were out.  Brrrrr.  I'm glad to be back home safe and cozy.

I've got three things to share with you today!  First, my copy of Featuring Magazine arrived, and I'm so excited to see the article about my studio!!!  I love how it turned out!!!

There is also a sneak peek about the article on Featuring's Facebook page here.  I am really loving looking through this whole magazine!  It's got articles on all different mixed media artists; and the full color photos are beautiful!  One of the articles is about the annual Top 2000 blog party, which is hosted by Marit Barentsen, and features one of my pieces along with other artists' including my friends Linda and Glenda.  So much fun!  If you want to know more about Featuring Magazine, click here.

Thanks so much to Founder Marit, and the staff at Featuring, for doing this article so beautifully!  I am honored!


The second thing I have to share is this week's Multi-Day spread in my  Book of Days.
I was inspired by this pic I found on the internet...
Isn't he gorgeous? I love the color of his wings, and the striped antennae too!


Here's how my spread turned out...
I drew the butterfly with pencil first; then adhered the text collage bits around the drawing. The black outline and body are done with Golden Liquid Acrylic.  The insides are mostly Letraset Aquamarkers, with a little acrylic paint mixed in.

I am sooooo enjoying the process of making these multi-day spreads.  It's fun to think of different ways to make room for four days of journaling.  Kinda like putting a puzzle together.


Lastly, I finally got around to making a place upstairs to display my art journals!  I've been wanting to do that for months now.  I had a shabby antique bookcase downstairs that was holding boxes and other "junk."  I brought that upstairs, cleaned it up and put it in the bedroom.  Now it holds almost all of my completed art journals...

After all the time I spent filling them up, I love having a special place for them. 




 I will leave you with a picture taken just now, of my friend Willie.  He is enjoying the snowy day from the comfort of a warm scraproom...

Have a wonderful Sunday my friends!  Thanks so much for visiting!

7 comments:

phinner said...

yahoo! loved the article about your craft room!!! dude. 600 sq ft?! totally beats my 3'X3' piece of carpet on the floor! LOL!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving all the photos!!! And YAY for being in Featured!! That is AWESOME!!!! Loving your page!! That butterfly is AMAZING!!!

dawn said...

Congrats on your article, I bet it is great. Will look for it at my stores. I'm sure that picture of you will go into Project Life!!

WOW WOW WOW, the butterfly is gorgeous, love the color of it. The background is so cool of course. What a great idea to have a spread of days for this one.

How cute your Willie is! I would LOVE LOVE to sit there and go thru all your yummy books!! Glad you found a place to put them and enjoy them.

GREAT FUN POST!

Dara Lynn said...

Congrats on your article in Featuring!! It's a great space and totally deserves the recognition!!! Always enjoy your journal pages! The butterfly is no exception...bright, colorful, inspiring! PS...The nut on the shelf....I have the exact same nut! Mom made it in 1979 when she did ceramics...I was like "Hey..she has a nut too!" :)Stay warm girlie!

Marit said...

It is a lovely article about you and your studio Michelle! I love the colourful spread with the text-scraps around the butterfly, awesome! I would love to sit next to Dawn to go through all your journals - awesome to see them all displayed like this!

Jessica Sporn said...

How wonderful to have that feature in Feature -- your studio is to die for!! Love your butterfly - such a symbol of transformation and freedom, and what a great vehicle for journaling. And I just wanted to reach through the computer to pet your kitty. Happy Monday!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh how cool, Michelle! Congrats on the feature! I have always loved seeing your scrap space.

Love how the butterfly inspired the journal. Gorgeous!

That would be a fun bookcase to go through!

Hi Willie!