01 March 2013

Haiku my Heart♥


Sometimes...in my book
Mary is quite contrary 
she drops modesty.


This is a "new" art journal.
A different journal to mail back and forth between
just one other artist.

I am still just using what I have
so this journal is made from the covers of an old journal
that I made from an old book in 2006.
So it is up-cycled and recycled.

I gutted the old pages and cut up old file folders
for the pages. They are nice for wet mediums.
I sewed it together with twine
and the coptic-stitch binding.



I still may have to change the cover a little bit...
it feels a little bit...
immature to me now.
The book used to be called 
The Joys of Being a Woman
perfect, isn't it?

Anyway, it's fun to have a new project.
I really love swapping books back and forth.
It is just so inspiring to see other artists
work with my own hands
(if you know what I mean)

Love,




18 comments:

  1. I like everything about this. The Mary revealed, the new book from old book, the idea of using what you have. Great inspiration on a Friday morning.

    Darla

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  2. Oh, Lisa, I love your Mary here so very much ! She has a vulnerablity and a femininity that touched me deep inside when I saw her. Wow...

    How wonderful to have found an artist to play with so perfectly ! ENjoy the process, Lovely One !
    Happy March !

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  3. Contrary Mary giving modesty up,
    and why not? She has given up so much already. I can see it in her face. She is lovely Lisa.

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  4. Beautiful haiku of Mary and lovely portrait so well done ^_^

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  5. Lovely art work in your new journal and your haiku!! Well done.

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  6. Ops... but beautiful art nonetheless! Love your haiku too.

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  7. ok so my heart is rushing with the thrill of YOU! you have a way of sussing beauty out of every moment.
    that my friend is a perfect miracle!
    xooxoxo


    (i love phil's comment!)

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  8. love love love! You have such an awesome gift for making fabulously soft colourful emotional art!

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  9. Beautiful! Wonderful! Awesme! Fantastic! Did I say I love it?

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  10. well, she would have had to bare at least one at a time when nursing Jesus. lovely, lovely, lovely-your art, your recycling and your haiku!

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  11. Hi, Lisa! She is such a beautiful Mary even with her modesty dropped ;) Love the colors and eyes, and such a great journal you made! I would love to make a book like that to create with my sisters who live far away...a fun and creative project to work on and stay connected at the same time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Your Mary is beautiful! Well all of your portraits are awesome. It's funny that you think your journal cover seems a little immature. i don't think it is. I love your idea of redoing a journal. Up cycled and re cycled. And using what you have. I totally agree. I need to make myself do that more. I keep buying and buying.
    Keep making art. It's so beautiful.

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  13. I don't think the journal is immature at all. It has a special rustic charm. Your Mary shows such emotion and I'm glad you painted her partly nude because it gives her an "old world" feel. She's beautiful.

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  14. I love your pages, Lisa. When I was more into journals, one of my favorite things was creating doors and windows into interiors. There was always a surprise waiting there.

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