Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 19 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


One of the things I’m finding most difficult about the lessons in Pam Carriker’s book is in taking the time to find emphemera that suits what I’m doing.  I’d like to say that it’s because time is limited–if I do get on a jury, then I’ll have to stop journaling for a while, most likely.Continue reading “Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 19 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling”

Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 18 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


Lesson #18 was more in my comfort zone, though I had to work hard to keep myself from fussing endlessly with the painting. The challenge was to look at something from a different angle than I usually would.  It does challenge your ideas on perspective, doing that!  

Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 15 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


I thought I would hate Lesson 15. It required finding images that you felt represented yourself in someway and that’s a bit touchy-feely for me.  But as I got into it, I started to enjoy the process. Wanting to focus on collage rather than drawing, I decided to use a photo–a selfie I did usingContinue reading “Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 15 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling”

Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 12 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


After doing two pages that I really likes, I’ve done the page I like least. This lesson was about collaging with various items, and then creating a wash to unite them.  I got caught up in a quest to achieve a wider range of values, and merely succeeded in covering up the  collaged items completely.Continue reading “Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 12 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling”

Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 11 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


I’m disappointed.  Oh not with this journal page–this is my favorite page so far, but try as I might, I haven’t been able to scan or photograph the colors properly.  The photo below is the closest I’ve been able to come. I played with my rust effect, adding some white ghosting on top.  I likeContinue reading “Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 11 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling”

Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 10 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


Today’s post bears little resemblence to the lesson it was supposed to be, which centered around printer transfers.  I discovered long ago that my inkjet does work well for transfers.  Possibly it might work if I had the inkjet transfer acetate used in the lesson.  But I don’t want to pay the money for aContinue reading “Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 10 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling”

Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 9 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling


Lesson 9 was to use a pointillist technique to color in a portrait and background.  I don’t think you can tell it very well from the photo, and my writing and dark lines take away from the effect. But I enjoyed this lesson quite a bit.  I’ve always loved pointillism. I think this is theContinue reading “Creating Art at the Speed of Life’ – Day 9 #PamCarriker #ArtAtTheSpeedOfLife #ArtJournaling”