Art while packing

Packing to move is interfering with my time with my Art Journal.  I have picked one of my new journals to use strictly for collage.  I have been very inspired by PackerDi.  Here is one of her videos on utube.

I have started several spreads, but this is the only one that I feel is finished.  This page I used two of my most favorite ladies clipped from a magazine several years ago.  It took me a lot of guts to do this spread, because I liked these so much and didn’t want to ruin them.

Collage using some magazine pages

Collage using some magazine pages

Such a lovely suit and look at that hair!  Just love this.

Such a lovely suit and look at that hair! Just love this.

I want this coat!

I want this coat!

Hmm  Maybe the hat too.

Hmm Maybe the hat too.

I started yesterday packing my craft room.  VERY hard to do because if you pack it you can’t unpack it till you unpack it!  Such stress!  What to pack??  I have decided to keep myself from panicking I am going to keep out certain things so I can still do at least a little art while waiting to move.  We are supposed to move on the 14th.  So that would be too many no art days for me.  Which is funny since I didn’t start any art or crafting before March of this year.  LOL  Now I’m an addict.

I have also sketched a face in colored pencils.  This may be what I keep out to work on during this time.  A sketch pad and colored pencils.  That is what I decided last night while doing this face.

Yes, I think I will practice faces while I am moving.

Yes, I think I will practice faces while I am moving.

Well I really should get busy and pack some boxes.  You have a happy smiley day!  🙂

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dhowell9000
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 04:40:38

    Hi There Shirley!
    I understand about the packing and art supplies….I have had to do that several times, only now I have more than ever I think…..I love your face and hope that you get to do many more so I can see them! I am a Youtube addict now, and I watched a video on practice……He said that if you draw an eye, thats good…..if it took you 30 min to draw that eye, thats ok too, but dont stop….draw 60 eyes, and try to draw all 60 in one hour. THAT he said is Practice! So that is what I am all about too! I find something I am struggling with….and do it over and over, not really fast….but not too careful either. I am so excited for you to be in your new home…..Its such a great feeling….
    Your Pal, Dawn

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  2. dhowell9000
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 04:46:33

    HA! oh crikey! I meant to tell you, I ALSO collect magazine clips for collage, and wanted to give you a tip, look online for free catalogs, I found some for dance wear, and almost all the girls/ladies in it are in a ballet pose or position! and its free! also the wig mag is free and has some nice faces. and if You like BIG pictures (not free) Interview is really great! some awesome model pictures! If you like collage stuff I would Love to send you some of MY stash? yeah? but I would wait till you move…. XOXO!!

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    • Shirley Douglass
      Dec 06, 2013 @ 15:32:16

      Oh wow thanks so much for this info. I will check in to it after the move. And I LOVE collage. Since I haven’t been doing it very long, my supply is not all that big. I would be Very excited to receive anything you are willing to share!! Thank you soo much!…oxoxox

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