Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paintless at the Paint Party: "Dry" Art Journaling

I normally join in Paint Party Friday, but I'm not sure if I should this week.  I've been enjoying making art journal pages in the "Marvel - Your Precious Life" class with Kelly Kilmer.  I've made some pretty pages, like the one up top.
Some emotional pages, like this one, with the prompt "Sometimes I feel . . . ."
And some fairly simple pages, like this one based on the prompt "yearning."  
One thing that all the pages have in common is that they are "dry" - no paint!  They're all done with layers of paper and pen work.  So, I don't know if they really qualify for Paint Party Friday, but I'm going to share them anyway because I really enjoy the community of artists that gather there.  Hopefully they won't mind me showing up paintless at the paint party!

23 comments:

Ayala Art said...

I think they are fine for PPF :o)
Very nice pages, particularly the last one, is one of my favorite FK paintings :oD

missy k said...

What gorgeous journal pages.... even without paint!!!!

I especially love the last one.... such a stunning image and so beautifully framed.

Karen x

Mary B said...

Rinda I love your title to this post and some really great collagy work here.

scrappyjacky said...

They are wonderful pages,Rinda....even if they are paintless.

Kim said...

Wonderful pages, I especially love the second one. Happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Everything is done with the hands and mind is art friend. Saludos

Cheri said...

wonderful pages Rinda! and I could totally see just adding one or two brush strokes of white paint if you really wanted it to qualify for PPF

Gloria said...

Hi Rinda, these pages are wonderful! i actually never thought that you had to actually paint to qualify for PPF! I thought it was any creative endeavor. Their are people who are glass workers and photographers I know who post regularly. So I am happy you have posted as these are really wonderful pages. My favorite is the one with the Angry!

scapmanufaktur said...

Great Collages Rinda, love them all, especially the last!

Linda said...

These are fantastic pages Rinda and I'm so glad you shared thru PPF! I love how different each one feels despite the similar technique!

Anne Manda said...

Love your beautiful and interesting pages! HPPF!

Sian said...

I bet they won't mind at all because these pages still repay careful consideration. They are good to look at.

Elizabeth said...

That is the kind of art journaling I wish I could do, but can't.

Becky said...

These are really great pages :-)

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Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Rinda ~ I love your pages and the heartfelt sentiments that each one of them holds. I especially love the way you covered the eyes on the one with a fortune cookie note (clever). It's fun to see your collage work in another medium other than paint. :o)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful pages - paint or no paint. Creating is the key - happy ppf

Giggles said...

It's all about art baby!! Yes you fit in this week! You're a regular...it's just a different medium!! These are awesome I would have felt sad to miss them!! Powerful all of them!!

Hugs Giggles

Carolyn Dube said...

I think it counts for PPF! You just used paper as your paint! Love how these look- esp. the 2nd one- the words over her eyes gives such a strong feeling to it! Happy PPF!

Lynn Cohen said...

I'm glad you shared! Fun journal pages, lots of emotion, who needs paint every time? HPPF!

Missus Wookie said...

Rinda are you on the art journaling FB group? There are so many talented people on there. I agree with the others - I think these are fine for PPF, very thoughtful pages.

Miriam said...

These are wonderful, I wish I could do this, I just can't seem to get the hang of it at the moment. Oh I can't wait to have more time to play. x

Karen said...

These are awesome!