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Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Feed the Birds" ~ a Bird Collage with hand painted papers ~ Art Journaling Classes by Nancy Standlee Texas Contemporary Artist


"FEED THE BIRDS" ~ BIRD COLLAGE
8 x 8 in. on canvas board
Hand painted papers, found papers, vintage stamps, torn paper collage, maps

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Plaid Enterprises sent me some of their wonderful products to try and the above "Feed the Birds" mixed media hand painted paper collage was made with some of them. I used Mod Podge paper to attach the papers and I used some of their colors to paint the papers, including Parchment, Champagne, Pure Orange, Coffee Bean, Berry Wine, Licorice and the lovely Peach Fuzz. I also used some found papers, vintage stamps, and maps to complete this mixed media paper collage painting.
Plaid did an online interview with me and it can be found HERE.

A suggestion for "collage fodder". Check out an AAUW book fair sale such as the one today in Arlington. It was the last day and half price and I found some great vintage books and sheet music that will find a new life in one of my collages. Thrift shops and Goodwill stores will have used books that might be suitable for collage work.
LinkIn the December issue of the Artist's magazine, page 7, Strathmore has on ad about their new Visual Journal and they are introducing new free online art journaling technique classes, starting January 1, 2011. I've signed up and you can register now at:

http://www.strathmoreartist.com/vjworkshop2011.html

The three instructors are
Linda Blinn,
Pam Carriker, and
Roz Stendahl.

I will be teaching a 3 day art journaling workshop this weekend (not free) at The Upstairs Art Gallery in Arlington.
This will be the "Love Your Life" art journaling workshop I taught at Dena's in the summer and I have one scheduled there next May. In the class we will discuss adding some of your favorite things to your journal, things to add while traveling and touch on altered book journals and a little stamp making. If you can't be with us this weekend art journaling, please sign up for the online free class.
Arlington Vibe did an interview with me about Art Journaling and you may read it HERE:
Recently I've signed up for an online class called Texture Town and it has been a fun and educational. Chris Cozen is one of the Golden Working Artists.

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Art Journaling Workshop “Love Your Life” with Nancy Standlee

Three Day November 6-8, 2010 Saturday, Sunday, Monday 9:30 – 4:30

The Upstairs Gallery

1038 W. Abram

Arlington, TX 76013

Contact: J. T. Martin 817 277-6961 to register or

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7 comments:

Emakesart said...

I love this little bird! Your collages are wonderful, Nancy. And thank you for the info on the free journal workshops, I signed up! Take care.

Esther

Nancy Standlee said...

Hello, Esther. Thanks and I'm so glad you signed up as it sounds like something we'd like to do.

devotedmomof7 said...

You are one talented lady! This post was a wealth of information, too. Thanks for the links within the links. I can't attend your class from Calif., so I signed up online. Love the birdie!

Nancy Standlee said...

Great, C, I'll see you online. A lady from Strathmore said yesterday they had quite a few sign up from that link. It's always good to study how others work as there are so many ways to journal.

Carmen said...

The bird is just beautiful, such character :)

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Carmen glad you took the time to comment.

Anonymous said...

why did u create this piece of artwork