Collage Art Journal FOUR 22 d
slowing down a bit on working on this art journal as I've been doing some other art. Here are a few more pages of the 220 page book!
Despair vs. Hope
dried bougainvillea petals
some hand embroidery
Collage Art Journal One: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2373387
Collage Art Journal Two: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2380727
Collage Art Journal Three: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2380738
all photos and ”Collage Journal Art” by mayah(c)
MORE Recent Art Blogs:
”Little Miracles” Eco Art book: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2382266
Eco Art:Honoring Artist Peter Max http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2381749
... read more
Eco Art:"Little Miracles" Book 22 d
CORRECTED! New mini-art book made out of light bulb packaging and recycled paper
The cover of this little mini-book is made out of reused light bulb packaging embellished with left-over paint, reused paint palette, and hand embroidery. The book is tied together with twine.
The interior pages are made out of Rhimax, a brown 100% recycled paper product. The little embroidery samples inside are made from scrap paper towels used to wipe up excess paint on other projects.
The prose is something I wrote about 10 years ago; I printed it out on a little piece of paper and placed it on my Earth altar next to the collected seed pods, sea shell ... read more
Eco Art:Honoring Artist Peter Max 28 d
Artist Peter Max commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love 1967, when 75,000 "hippies" traveled to and took up residence in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district, intent on changing the world.
Peter Max, artist first made famous by painting the vibrant colors of the counter-culture movement during the 1960’s, now 79, continues to paint using his trademark psychedelic colors. The August/September 2017 issue of AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) magazine features a Peter Max cover (oops, I’m revealing my age!) commemorating the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary.
I have loved Max’s art since I was a kid, so much so that my mother made an afghan for ... read more
Eco Art: Plant Your Dream 33 d
This art is in honor of my friend, Leslie Goldman, as he travels to Santa Rosa, California for the National Heirloom Exposition, The 7th Annual "World's Fair of Pure Food", featuring heirloom seeds and produce, on September 5, 6 and 7
Collage Postcard 4” X 6” by mayah(c)2017
National Heirloom Expo Squashes and produce
Collage Postcard 4” X 6” by mayah(c)2017
Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener (L) and his 1968 Enchanted Garden Mobile with friend David Kaiser from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds at the wheel; Flowers from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
To learn more about the National Heirloom Expo, see Leslie’s Plant Your Dream blog post: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2378293
National Heirloom Expo: http://theheirloomexpo.com/
Baker Cr ... read more
Eco Art: Summer Fishes 36 d
...and yet MORE Collage! This time focusing on colorful seascapes
”Sneak Preview” detail from an as yet uncompleted large mixed media collage-- 3 ft X 3 ft-- called ”Underwater Fantasy”. Will post the completed canvas when it’s done.
Collage Art Journal pages, ”left over” magazine photos from the ”Underwater Fantasy” project
Collage Postcard 01
Collage postcard 02
Two 4” X 6” postcards made with ”leftover” magazine photos from the ”Underwater Fantasy” project. My local art supply store will put up all artist’s postcards for display for one month in their classroom/gallery. After that, the postcards will be mailed out at rando ... read more
Collage Art Journal THREE! 36 d
Still plugging away at my 200+page art journal!
An original play that a family member acted in
Note the look on the totem people’s faces as the asteroid passes overhead--or is it descending upon them? (my weird sense of humor)
Giant woman folds out from the page, gazes down at the prehistoric cave-painted bison (Consider the loving expression on the her face, as if she’s thinking ”oh, how cute!”--it’s how I look at my dog.)
Doors open to reveal...
open door one: petroglyphs on a background of stars
open door two: Summer Solstice sun dial
All imag ... read more
Collage Art Journal Two 36 d
Steadily working on my 200+ page art journal; here is the 2nd installment of art page photos
The collage art journal is made of images from magazines, drawings, paint, tissue paper, and whatever else one wants to add to the 4” X 6” pages in a small bound notebook!
hands fold out to reveal writing on the back about the art class I took where I learned how to make this journal, with art instructor Jacki Long**
Astrology for Gemini-the-Twin reads: ”Notice if (and when) much of the past, including people and events,slip away. This is neither good, bad, nor something to be frightened about. It means you’re traveling upward and onward. A clearing a ... read more
Eco Art for Summer 36 d
Busily working on art this summer, trying to be creative every day
Eco Art Placard ”Northwestern” by mayah (c)2017 made of reused cardboard background, magazine photos, reused foil, junk mail envelope, found feather, jute hangar and tassels tied with embroidery floss, and non-VOC acrylic glaze(the two photos--top and bottom of the art piece-- don’t quite line up properly here)
Eco Art Summer greeting cards by mayah (c)2017 made from reused paper products. The top card features a design from a Chinese restaurant menu on reused paint palette; the bottom card is made out of reused paint palette and magazine photo. Scrap card stock paper ... read more
To Love a Cockroach 50 d
Like most people, I feel a certain revulsion towards cockroaches. But something happened the other day that made me wonder at my Self....
To Love a Cockroach
OK, this is rather weird, even for me.
I was up late the other night, working on my art journal, when I was startled by a quick movement on the floor of my dining room--a cockroach, a big one, scuttling across the floor! UGH! I jumped up from my chair and ran to get a plastic container, then spent the next few minutes chasing it around the room and finally was able to slam down the plastic container over the top of it and catch it. I don’t like to squish roaches; if I can, I catch them and put them outside. This was about 1.5 inches long, a soil roach. I ha ... read more
Heart Opening 78 d
Something happened today...
Heart Opening by mayah(c)2014
I’ve been asking for a heart-opening so that I could feel, experience, KNOW, the Love of Spirit for me and the Love of myself for Spirit; so I could feel, experience and SEE Spirit within myself and all humans I come in contact with. I’ve been asking for this for what seems to be a long time in Earth-years, but maybe not so long in ”Spirit-time.” Then today, while doing mundane chores, something happened.
I was standing in line at the post office this afternoon. While waiting my turn, looking around at the other people, I noticed the young Black woman ... read more
FUN Collage Art Journal! 3 mon
First in a series of photos of an art journal I'm working on; it's over 200 pages and will take me months to complete! Will post photos sporadically as more pages are completed.
The collage art journal is made of images from magazines, drawings, paint, tissue paper, and whatever else one wants to add to the 4” X 6” pages in a small bound notebook! I’m trying to complete 2 pages a day; if I can keep that up, the book might be completed in three months!
on the left is a flap that opens, with yard threaded through holes and beads attached to the yarn ends. on the right is a pocket with a small tag inserted
The other side of the flap when it is closed
the tag in the pocket
The butterfly in the center is actually on a flap
The other side o ... read more
Art: Collage Postcards 3 mon
Had the third mixed media class today. We had fun making art postcards--you really CAN mail them!
The instructor showed us how to make a postcard collage of a person, starting with a postage stamp of a famous person for the head and then exaggerating the body with ink and collage. It was quite fun to see how elongated and exaggerated we could make the person, and there was a lot of laughter as we shared our images!
Postcard art by mayah(c)2017 4” X 6”
This is a postage stamp of Douglas Fairbanks. He was wearing a pilot’s helmet in the stamp; I gave him pilot’s gloves and an exaggerated torso. The words were printed on white tissue paper; when the tissue is adhered to the po ... read more
Art:Peace-Pax-Shalom 3 mon
Second in a series of four art classes in mixed media art.
Peace-Pax-Shalom 1 by mayah(c)2017
Mixed Media collage on canvas, 10” x 10” x 1”
Peace-Pax-Shalom 2 by mayah(c)2017
Mixed Media collage on canvas board, 10” x 8” Words: ”I don’t know why we have to resort to violence when we disagree--it hurts my heart and it bleeds--Love and Light to the injured, the dead, and those left behind to grieve”
The second class focused on making collage faces on canvas. The first art piece, ”Peace-Pax-Shalom 1”, utilizes torn-up magazine photos, tissue paper, and acrylic paint applied over a stencil. A piece of white tissue paper was covered with ... read more
Eco Art:Collage Faces 3 mon
I had so much fun last month taking an art class, that I'm taking a new series this month of June of four more classes in mixed media art.
The first class focused on making a collage art journal using images from magazines, drawings, paint, and whatever else one wants to add to them. There are 230 4” x 6” pages in the small bound notebook the instructor gave each of us! In 6 hours of work, I managed to finish only 14 pages. I figure it’ll take me over a year to complete this little journal! (SEE **FUN Collage Art Journal! http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2373387 **)
”Collage Faces” by mayah(c)2017
These two pages are from the journal I am working on; I decided to remove them and make cards out of them. The on ... read more
Kyron: Compassion & the New Human 3 mon
Kryon, channeled by Lee Carroll, defines the term "THE NEW HUMAN" as "the description of humanity as it starts to increase awareness." With greater awareness comes greater compassion, a spiritual evolution of humankind.
Excerpt from Kryon Book 14: ”The New Human”**
”The Great Compassion Experiment
Can it be done? Can countries start something that has never been done before, which will help those who are not part of their own societies? How about a ”department of compassion” in each government, which is funded the same way weapons are? The answer is yes, you can do this, but majority consensus is the key, and that’s what is starting to change world-wide among first world cultures. If you want it bad enough, it can be done.
Every objection to this issue can be met and solved with the New Human, ... read more
Eco Art: "Chinese Spring" 4 mon
Mixed media collage, using the techniques I learned from a recent art class.
Eco Art ”Chinese Spring” mixed media collage by mayah(c)2017 10” X 9”
All images from AAA Westways June 2017 magazine, special feature on travel, food, environment, culture, heritage in China, titled ”Fine China”, pages 42-55. Acrylic paint, non-VOC acrylic glaze, reused paint palette, dried flowers and flower petals, washi tape and left-over scraps from another art project ( http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2370190) Yellow print background paper hand-painted and gifted to me from friend and fellow mixed-media artist LFIRE**
Yep, it’s clear I LUV metallic gold acrylic paint! ... read more
Handmade Art Book: "To Be An Artist" 4 mon
Had an amazing amount of fun learning out to make a mixed media art book!
I took an art class a week ago, the first art class since I was in college! (I won’t tell you how many years ago that was) I had so much FUN, learning how to make a mixed media art journal --paper, glue, paint, magazine pictures, washi tape, stencils, and whatever embellishments you want to put on it! I worked on it at home for an entire week after the class, and here it is:
”To Be an Artist” cover; mixed media art book mayah(c)2017
The entire book is approximately 8” X 6” and is over an inch thick. The pages are held together with waxed thread; to keep the book closed, the lon ... read more
EcoArt:Green Tea Fantasy 5 mon
Having fun making Eco Art out of used tea bags!
”Green Tea Fantasy” by mayah (c)2017
approx 6” x 6”
This was fun to make. This started out as an old piece of Eco Art I made a few years ago; the backing is a cardboard insert that was inside of an old picture frame; it’s hard to see from the photo but the ”square” in the middle of the cardboard sticks up about 1/3 of an inch for a 3-D effect. I took off the flower decorations that were on it to use in making homemade valentine’s cards this year. What to do with the now-naked cardboard insert?
I opened up several used/dried tea bags, emptied the tea into a container, and glued th ... read more
Poem:Cosmic Snail 6 mon
Feeling rather spacey today. Wrote this poem after a healing session.
What if...the Universe(s) of Creation is shaped like a gigantic translucent snail, the shell a spiral of infinity, the eye stalks blind yet able to see Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, with a compassion and a Love so deep that humans would gladly melt into putty to experience it in its fullness.
Why Not? Who says the Universe needs to be in a nice geometric pattern, a perfect sphere or cube or parabola? A snail’s beautiful shape, with whorl of infinity intrinsic to its structure, would encompass the Beingness of ALL quite nicely, the soft underbelly of the snail’s flesh oo ... read more
Handmade Art Book: "Creative Being" 6 mon
Made an Eco Art mini-book for an artist friend of mine.
Previous Page, Page 19
I’ve been reading a new book of ”poems, rants, and prayers” by Artist and Poet Shiloh Sophia, called ”Tea with the Midnight Muse, Invocations & Inquiries for Awakening”(c)2017.
One of her poems is called ”The Creative Being Creed”, in which she reminds the artist what is most important about being creative. My favorite line from the poem is:
”I consider the practice of creativity equal to other practices like prayer or meditation or exercise and I make time for it.”
I liked the poem so much that I wanted to share it with my artist friend with whom I exchange works of art. Below ar ... read more