Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More altered pages

Here are 3 more altered pages I did this week. I've also been working on a painting for my son Nick. He moved into his own apartment a month ago, and I promised him a painting. After I give it to him I'll post it! Lets just say it's poker related, yet has an element of nature! I don't want to give too much away. He knows I'm painting him something just not what! Ok, well that is all for now... be well. Tj.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Altered pages

Ok, my swell sister Janet Campbell has started us on a new obsession! I was starting to feel a little, hum let down I guess after completing the 30 30 show, and this was just what I needed!
The rules are simple:
1. You must use an old paperback page.
2. No ripping or tearing or making holes in the page.
3. You can not have more than 7 words in one line across the page.
4. You must have more than 1 word on the entire page.
5. You must use only a black marker.
6. The art and drawings must make a little sense.
Janet posts Altered pages submitted to her on her blog on Tuesdays. Folk Art by Cambell Jane.

Here are my first 4. It was fun, and interesting how the words on the page influence the doodles! You will have to click on the image to read the words left from the book!
Enjoy and be well!! Tj.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Almost forgot!

My "Big Juciy Heart" painting, 28X22, will be included in the February Second Saturday show at the Cafe Refugio 1901-C Del Paso Blvd Sacramento, CA.

Thirty Works in Thirty Days show!

I am so very honored to be part of this exciting art event! The challenge, each artist was to create 30 small masterpieces in 30 days (AND I did!). Thirty Works in Thirty Days will include art in a variety of mediums from local Sacramento artists and include some of my swell sisters like, Jennifer Jacobsen, Rebecca Rizzo, Laurelin Gilmore, Alyson Murphy, Jillian Wilkowski, Sue Dedina, Cree Hudson, Lisa Geren, Janet Regan, and Mikie Spencer. Go SISTERS!!! The evening will also include music provided by the Tyson Graf Band. It should be a fun evening of inspiring art, tasty food, great music and interesting conversation, I invite all my readers to join us! For more information contact the Marco Fuoco Gallery (916)455 0225

Here is the postcard, and also here is my label for the show. My little Luna Tunes look great hanging all together!! I am sooooo jazzed!!!!!!!!!! Be well, Tj.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Painting a Day... Day 30!!!!!!!!

I realized yesterday I was a day ahead of the project. So I waited to finish until today. Wow, finish I can't believe 30 days of painting has come and gone. It has been great for my creative flow, and my chops as my hubby would say. I have so enjoyed this! AND am so very much looking forward to the show! So, here is day 30, Jug Band man. Don't forget to come to the second saturday reception on Saturday, 2-14 from 7 to 11 at the Marco Fuoco Gallery. I will post the post card again tomorrow, so no excuses not to come! :) Be well and be creative! Tj.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Painting a Day... day 29!!!

Ok, day 29, hippie bag pipe player in the full moon!!! One more day and we're right back at the beginning of the moon phases. Now I can't believe this challenge is almost done. What a great learning expierence it has been for me. WOW!!! Yes! I am almost done and love the result, both in the paintings and in myself! Be well everyone!! Tj.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Painting a Day... day 28

Only 2 more! Wow and I think I'm finally getting the hang of these! Ok, day 28 dude sittin' on a hand drum.

A Painting a Day... day 27

Day 27 keyboard player with hat!

A Painting a Day... day 26

Day 26 a girl playing the auto harp!

A Painting a Day... day 25

Day 25, Albert King...

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Painting a Day... day 24

Wow only 6 more... I can't believe it!
Ok, day 24 my swell sister Laurelin and her violin! Thanks for being my model Laurelin, I hope you like it! Tj.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Painting a Day... day 22

Ok, I skipped a day... I had a swell sister meeting last night, and I just wanted to work on something else! The Swell Sisters were invited to participate in a Valentine show at, hum... well I don't remember the name of the place right now, but I"ll find out and post it. It's a coffee house and gallery on Del Paso. Anyway, I wanted to do something to contribute. So here is my "Heart", it's 28X22 acrylic.

And day 22, squeeze box man!
Be well! And I promise I'll catch up this week!! Tj.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Painting a Day... day 21!

OK, I am branching out... I'm attempting people I actually know. In the hopes I don't offend anyone. (my apologies to Steve Foster on the blues guitar man, ok it sort of looks like him.)
This one is of my dear mother in law, when Joe was just little. Here is my day 21, Marge Lev with guitar, and here is the photo I kind of tried to paint? (Well kind of looks like her!) Little Joe on his banjo, and his mom!!! So cute!!! Be well, Tj.

A Painting a Day... day 20!

Day 20, Bob Marley...?