Thursday, May 26, 2016

Around the World...Free

I am excited to be a contributing artist in a newly released eBook called Around the World with 80 Artists: A Creative Art Academy Arts and Crafts Adventure. This compendium of art project tutorials was edited by Mahe Zahra Husain, includes the work of 80 artists and clocks in at 619 pages!

The book is available to download free for 5 days - the maximum amount of time allowed by Kindle. After the 5 days, the eBook will cost $14.99, with 20% going to The Malala Fund, helping to provide education to girls. Once you download the eBook, you will find a link to an accompanying workbook too.

Take a moment and click here for the download. There is  a lot of art, education and inspiration waiting for you there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Pulse 2016: Week 3

Welcome to the 6th edition of The Pulse - a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, further your own artistic expression, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals. Stay tuned for a new post every Wednesday and see all previous posts in the series here.


What is the one technique or tool that you cannot live without?

Paper and junk mail. I can almost salivate over papers. Whether using glue sticks in journals or gel medium... I can't live without papers.

Water soluble crayons from Caran d'Ache. Sometimes I use them to create a wash of colour, sometimes to add bold opaque colour over another background. I love the way I can use them over rough surfaces to create great texture.

Paper weaving within my collage work is the technique I can't live without. The physical weaving process is meditative. Using this technique, I can relax into the piece and allow the found objects to truly speak and guide my work.

I have an endless supply of cheap paperer painting, experimenting, cutting, ripping... anything that I want to try. My painted pages often get cut into shapes that I use when I make cards. I flip the paper over, draw shapes on the back and cut them out. This "cutting blind" prevents me from just using the best parts of my decorated paper.

The technique has to be distress, the build-up of layers to show age and decay, either with subtle soft colours that remind you of faded wallpaper or heavy rust colours and textures. All of which have to be touched!

Annette Bouchey 
Old books, covers from these books and pages for altering books, making journals and assemblages on boxes.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Week Links: 103

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 103...

1. Instagram love one: kraig_at_the_warehouse..... 

2. Instagram love two: janakilarsen.......

3. Instagram love three: fivefromtheground

4. Instagram love four: mozsas

5. Instagram love five: stephanie_somebody

6. Instagram love six: earthandbaker

7. Instagram love seven: belle_brocante

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hannelore Baron

I recently had the opportunity to visit Leslie Feely in NYC and see the current exhibition HANNELORE BARON: COLLAGES AND BOX CONSTRUCTIONS 1969-1985. 

The show runs through July 16th and you should run to see it.

I will let the images and detail shots speak for themselves...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Make it Artsy

I am over the moon excited to be a guest on the first season of the new PBS show Make It Artsy. It is hosted by the wonderful Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. I will be flying out this week for the filming. 

They have lined up an all-star cast that includes Dina Wakley, Roxanne Coble, Rebekah Meier, Laurie Mika, Joe Rotella, Jenn Mason, and more.

The show will debut in September but you can get a sneak preview by following me behind the scenes later this week. I will be posting and scoping (@alteredpage) and sharing it all with you!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Week Links: 102

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 102...

1. Two studies for a self-portrait from Francis Bacon, sold at Sotheby's for $35 million dollars.

2. And speaking of Francis Bacon, I have always been fascinated by his studio.

3. Crystal Neubauer shares her thoughts about artistic uncertainty, practice and discovery in her post In The Gap on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog.

4. Loving this series on tea bags from Ruby Silvious.

5. Instagram Love One: Therese Murdza...

6. Instagram Love Two: Scott Bergey

7. abc carpet & home. I love this store...