Thursday, April 1, 2010

Europe Arting Idea's....

I experimented on how to use my new journal...I want it to look like the beauty of my trip...painting images that moved me. I started with this one. I will paste in tickets and various things I love from Bath and Venice and so so and so...
I used the open acrylics that stay soft for blending...hmm..but will have to have time for them to dry..or put on some heat source..window or hair dryer...

Virgin with child and Angel by Luca Signorelli Student of Piero della Francesca

I used this painting for inspiration..I need to look him up in Italy...


The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
John Ruskin, 1819-1900
English critic, essayist, & reformer (1819 - 1900)
One of the rewards I have been given by going to Art and Soul, teaching for them and Teesha Moore....reaching out to meet new women friends...taking the risk has been personal growth...



Photo my Janne at www.spindelmaker.com/
Yesterday I spent a lovely day with Janne and Michelle Allen. We worked on art. They called it Arting...together. It was so much fun to be with meet my new friend Michelle and spend time with Janne from Norway. I meet her last year at Art Fest. Michelle has the most wonderful studio. She is so funny and fun..spending 2 days there was such a joy...each time you looked around you focused on some new wonderful piece of art she created! Check out the blog posts of Janne and Michelle to see the photo's of the studio and fun we had. You have to scroll way down though she posts every day so much cool stuff...

Photo my Janne at www.spindelmaker.com/
stand up straight girl!!!
Janne taught me to make her most wonderful skirt! We had fun she talks about it on her web and shows some other skirts like it she made.
This is us last year at my house...she is wearing the skirt in Green...Janne is a wonderful woman and a real reward of Risking to Love! Thank you Janne for your friendship.

5 comments:

spindelmaker said...

Your textile journal and your virgin-painting is beautiful beyond words, Deirdra! Thank you for this inspiration!

Healing Woman said...

Interesting post Deirdra. I love the journal you will take to Europe. I envy you getting to see the great artists paintings in Vittorio Venuto area -Venice- I love the frescos. That is where I took my fresco class. I'm making a journal for my trip to Ireland too. Travel is so wonderful. Aren't we lucky!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Your journal is SO lovely!

Happy Easter to you,
LuLu♥

Sarah said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time! I love that little journal too and your first painting in there. Lovely!

lynne h said...

your painting is a beautiful vision, deirdra... it seems she came straight from venice to your journal!

this journal is going to be a wonderful travel companion...

can you see me smiling?

: ) xo