Monday, September 16, 2013


"Forty Days" spread in my moleskin journal, done on September 13th, while thinking about my friends in Colorado dealing with the floods.  I find it remarkably synchronistic that I seem to run across just the right scrap of photograph to invoke a 'feeling' in my journal.  The two children, from a circa 1920s image I have, appear stunned and woe-begone.  I think that's how I would feel if I was dealing with uncontrollable weather issues. I also used charcoal pencil and watercolors.

   By the way, I am pleased to note that one of my Colorado friends will be publishing this image in an upcoming issue of 'Pasticcio' magazine.  Thanks, Sarah!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I have decided, since finally having a vacation, to start a visual journal.  Now I have hesitated to do journaling as it is hard for me to put words down on paper- I have always been such a visual person- but recently have seen artists just doing 'artwork.'  I loved this concept!  So I am trying to complete a spread a day in a small moleskin journal and posting most of the results on my Pinterest site (search my name and it should come up.)  The above piece is called, 'Harbinger', as I am thinking about the trees changing already, and sadly, a small elm tree was removed yesterday from our tree lawn by the city due to disease. 

I have a large container of collage scraps and an old dictionary I use for prompts, as well as Koh-I-Noor watercolor pencils and a graphite pencil for entries. Finally, I spray the page with a matte sealer.  I will try to post more frequently!~Lou