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Archive for August, 2017

All New Stuff

My old computer has lost its ability to reach the Internet so, suspecting it is approaching total failure, I bought a new laptop. There are many devices and programs to move or replace, I have to relearn the use of a Touchpad, and it’s not going to be pretty. But I’ll persevere.

I used the limited tools I have right now to scan and upload a visual journal page I made this summer. I like to make colorful all-over patterned pages but they often lack a focus. Painting them out, leaving a few glowing windows, seems to create that focus.

All kinds of media on the bottom layer; metallic black craft paint on the top; and a lot of scratching into the black paint with toothpicks, pins and other pointy things. “Metallic black” is a lively paint.

I’m pretty sure this idea comes from Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow Arts.

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Finally

“Finally” what? Finally got out of the heat and humidity of North Carolina to the cool of NH. Finally used the placemat I saved from Lou’s memorable eatery. Of course, nothing’s necessarily final about collage.

It’s dorky, I like it.

I miss my scanner. iPad camera is a poor substitute.

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On Vacation

Vacation, time to try new things and revisit old frustrations, such as Flickr. I’ve been locked out of my account for a long time because of user name/login/password tangles. You didn’t need to know that.

Today I got back in and revisited an old collage book called Fine Spirits. It’s all red and white. A page:

I miss my scanner . .

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