Thursday, February 17, 2011

Of Art Journal Pages and Migraines

Hi everyone!  I have had a rough week so far.  My flight home caused my ear to pop, which caused a migraine on Monday.  I got over that, and then got another migraine last night.Because of this I had to cancel my show, I apologize to all who was there.  I did an impromptu stream Tuesday night and created these pages.  It is recorded HERE.  You can see all my recordings there, and don't forget to click the "Join Crowd" button on the top to see when I will be on again.

I am really loving the new papers from 7Gypsies.  This is the Lille collection.  The even have some very pretty matching masking tapes that you can see to thee left of the title.

I created this on Monday night.  The images on the right are from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Collection. On the left I drew some  straps to mimic the boot, and coloured with my Prismacolor pencils.  I need to practice this more, but I really enjoyed it.

Here is the first step to this page:

It's definitely more of a "dark" page for me, but it was something I needed to express at the time.

This is the page I created Live on Ustream this past Saturday night while I was in Philly.  I found the image in a hotel magazine and just loved the colours.  The original painting is called "The Skater" by Gilbert Stuart.  The white swirls on the page were created with my new white Neocolor I crayon.  It worked wonderfully.  I have quite a few Neocolor II's, which are water soluble, but this is my first Neo I which are not.

I will leave you with a little sneak of a page I'm finishing.  Many layers of acrylics used here with a bit of Light Molding paste for texture.  This background is also recorded on Ustream.

It's almost the weekend!  I am excited already.  Thank you so much for all the comments, love and support.  You guys are so wonderfully awesome!



  1. These are such great pages. Get to feeling better my friend. See ya Saturday.

  2. Paula, migraines suck! I'm sorry to had to have 2 in a week!

    Your pages are wonderful! I will have to check out all these links.

    Have a great day

  3. I am so inspired by the prolific and eclectic flow of creations that you so boldly work through,despite a demanding work schedule, and life in general.
    Sending healing hugs and thoughts to chase away that headache.
    Keep Shining

  4. I loved everything, especially the molding paste heart! It is really inspiring me.

  5. Incredible work!
    Regardless of your migraine, you pulled it off beautifully. Loads of layering, such eye candy :]
    Wish you well...
    take care, hugs.

  6. Beautiful work!!! What a inspiration you are! I'm looking forward to working with you on the House of Art and am your newest follower, Kristin xo

  7. I really love 7 gypsies and really enjoyed seeing what you created with it. I really love it! Thanx for the inspiration



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