Thursday, October 30, 2014

Accordion Pop Up Book

This is the latest book I learned in Book Arts with Cindy Zimmerman. It was frustrating for me at first and I wasn't enthused about it. The procedure started to get fun as I progressed with the different stages of the structure. I am happy with the outcome and it will be a healthy reference for me and my husband, Gary.
 Each page shows 4 energy foods for pre diabetics and also heart healthy.




Monday, October 27, 2014

Statue Garden

One of the patios in Balboa Park, San Diego houses many statues and decorations that have been replaced or repaired. I met with friends to sketch them today. This is my watercolor of one of the statues.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Antique Steam Engine and Tractor Museum

Oil painting on an 8 x 10 inch canvas with some friends at the Antique Steam Engine and Tractor Museum.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

San Diego Urban Sketchers at Tidelands Park Coronado


My sketch done at the meetup at Tidelands Park, Coronado


a 4 minute video showing 19 sketchers and their work during a 2 hour meetup

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hard Cover Accordion Structure


This is the Hard Cover Accordion Structure I learned in Book Arts Class taught by Cindy Zimmerman, I chose the Japanese Zodiac for my subject because she had this beautiful Japanese rice paper to share and the number of animals fit perfectly in this format.




Thursday, October 09, 2014

Life Drawing

Figure drawing in a large Strathmore watercolor sketchbook
At North Park with Stephen, Kathy and Janice

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Coptic Stitch with Paste Paper

In Book Arts with Cindy Zimmerman we worked on Coptic stitch 2 weeks in a row. I got better! This one is made with paste paper we made in class the week before.




Punked up Journal

This is a "punked up" Coptic stitch journal made in Book arts with Cindy Zimmerman. We took mat board and beat it up with a mallet, screws, nuts and bolts. I didn't want to cover or distress the inside cover so I made little stamps in the shape of screws, nuts and bolts. I kept tearing the paper when I tightened the stiches but my nice teacher says it gave it a more punked up look. I love my book arts class.