Mod Podge for gluing and protecting SoulCollage® cards and tempera paintings on paper. Instead of rubber cement, which is handy and quick, but toxic, and spray acrylic or varnish, also toxic, Mod Podge does it all for me, is cheaper and safer.
This White Tara (or Sitatara) SoulCollage® image is the seventh card I've used Mod Podge on. The surface is sturdy, safe and not tacky so cards won't stick together in a pile. I am indeed feeling green and environmentally pleased with myself as well as creative.
Now. Off to the garden . . .
Thursday, May 19, 2011
As I was creating my Triptych of Fears yesterday, I ran into this article in an old Smithsonian magazine. Reading after tearing it out forced me to, once again, perceive my journals in a different light. How can I make my day-to-day sacred with art? What better way than to fill a journal with, not only written insights, but also images that call to me? Photos printed from the DeskJet, stamps, ticket stubs, musings, meanderings, to-do lists, collage . . . All fodder for a day's worth of living. This article about Janice Lowry, assemblage artist, visual journalist has been included in my journal to mark yet another Beginning. That the Smithsonian has included her journals in its collection speaks volumes.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
|Triptych in one piece showing all my present fears. Hidden fears, fears of death, depression, growing old, falling/failing, exposing myself as a sham, being judged.|
|I am One Who fears depression and being ignored. I feel my internal panic as I fade into the background; sadness unrecognized and unreleased. The woman continues to ignore me as I grapple for some meaning to my existence.|
Monday, May 09, 2011
|SoulCollage of my mother.|
Sunday, May 01, 2011
|First, the board is cut 8" x 15" (making three 5"-wide cards|
|Images cut and laid out in a continuous form.|
|Using the frame to check placement.|
|Images in place and cut to size.|
|Cards cut to size.|
|Communion with Nature #1|
|Communion with Nature #2|
|Communion with Nature #3|