Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Art Journal goodness!!

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This first one is an entry in my art journal in celebration of the 50th week for Collage Play with Crowabout group on Flickr! I love you guys!!!

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Another entry in my art journal! I can't decide if I am finished with the page or not just yet! But the image up top in the left hand corner is the start of something new...well not so new but different! It is an image from a magazine revamped with paint and Prismacolor pencils!

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Another magazine image revamped...but this time I used pretty much the whole page!!
It says, "Art feeds my soul." I may not be the best painter but I love to paint! Just playing with the paints teaches me new things!! Learning is good!!

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An out of focus sneaky peek at something I am working on in my art journal...Still have some work on it to do!!
But not for awhile...I have other things to work on! Like the class! :O)
I am thinking that using my other email to contact class members is working out a bit better...my other email box is being a jerk! LOL Plus my computer speed is horrid...slow as a snail in a foot of snow! hee hee.....I have satalite and they say it is suppose to be high speed internet....well....to be quite honest it is slower than dial up! Ugh! I am allow only so much downloading time and then the internet provider lags my computer to even slower than snail speed! Maybe it is time for a new computer...Maybe next year....but if I don't get me some toner from my printer soon ...I think I will go nutz! Shush! I know what your thinkin LOL
Also, next year I am thinking about a different camera...the one I have I don't like it...plus I don't know how to work the damn thing! LOL I miss how things were when I was younger....simple...we didn't have remotes for the tv when you had to get off your duff and change the channel manually lol or cable....stuff like that. I think I want me a good ol camera that requires 35mm film! But of course I have to have the zoom lens!! lol I think I would have much better luck with a camera like that. The one I have is a Fujifilm finepix 10x optical zoom...zoom my butt! LOL Everytime I zoom I get nothing but blur baby! LOL Maybe I am just not intelligent enough to work the darn thing!
Like my Dad says, "You have got to be 10% smarter than the equipment your working with." LOL Thanks Dad! :OP Well in this case the equipment has got me beat on smarts! ;o)
Any suggestions for cameras?? Would love to hear from you!
Off to go put my girls to bed and drag out my notebook to jot more ideas for the class!


  1. The images are beautiful Nancy, but the painted lady with the white dress and the red sweater is awesome!!! I read about this technique, have yet to try it though.
    I don't know if this helps, but I never even knew there was a macro setting on my camera, and once I found it, wala!!!. It looks like a little flower.
    Everything you do is so alive!!

  2. Camera suggestions??? I'm from the age I had an old "pentax" and devoloped my own b&w negatives in the kitchen which we turned into a dark room.... but my son is standing right next to me now and HE's the photographer here at the moment... so let him SHOOT...

    Nout: After I read your article, I think I can give you 2 advices: If you don't want to spend that much money on buying a new camera, then you may consider an advanced, basic though solid compact camera (thus not with seperate lenses). I highly recommend the ones by Canon, Lumix, Fujifilm and Nikon. For the brands, it's the same with my second advice, that's when you want to spend some more money and buy a Digital SLR camera (single lens reflex). Like the old-school cameras these have seperate lenses and you have to look through the little window... ;)
    Personally, I bought the Canon 1000D about 1 year ago, this is a camera from the EOS series, which are, besides the Nikons and pentax's, proper cameras.
    I hope you can find something that fits your interests. Good luck, Nout

  3. Thank you Sharon! I wasn't sure about the girl in the red sweater but the more I look at it the more I want to blow up the picture and have it on my wall LOL About the camera thing I will definately check that out! Thanks for the tip! xoxo

  4. Hi Nancy! First off, congratulations on 50 weeks with your collage challenge!!wooot woot! Fun!
    If it makes you feel any better, I can't work the zoom thing either without distorting the picture :) Now the macro button and I are friends and I just forget about the zoom!

  5. Hi Nancy, I love my Canon EOS 400D digital SLR. You can do fantastically complex things with it but you can also set it to the very useful' point and press mode'LOL! You can get great close-ups and can also shoot in low light with no flash which is v useful when photographing art. Am very tempted by your on-line class - I love your art and collage :-)

  6. I just love your work. I always have when I've seen your published pieces. And now I have found your blog, yeah....lucky me.

    I see that you are big into Art Journaling which is something I've just kind of started. Your style is kind of like Teesha Moore's but yet your own. Love, love, love it!!