Saturday, July 25, 2009

more zetti style

This is an 8x8 tip in spread. It's a zetti self portrait. I'm finding a style that I'm getting into and liking. Heavily inspired by Teesha Moore, Pam Garrison, and Kelly Kilmer. I've realized that I can't work in pretty Art Journals for myself. Not yet anyway. I try and I try, but the journals that I do keep are all done in either black marker or pencil and are more "notes to self" . A sketchbook and to-do list joined together. And that that's what makes me happy so I'm sticking with it! but I'm going to try to do a "page", a postcard or a canvas at least once a week to keep practicing.

11 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

Thats the great thing about art journaling - anything goes ! No need to have a specific "journal" to contain it all if that doesn't work for you. The idea of taking the time to Journal, visually, or with a mix of words and images, is what appeals to me ! And the practice just brings me so much! Loving these "zetti" style pages, martha !

Leslie Jane Moran said...

This is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Martha This is you~the second one--
I knew there was a reason I used orange in your nursery.!
It is so positive
Mom

natalea said...

I love it Martha!!! xo

A bird in the hand said...

I love your swim cap. See, I recognized you!!!

Love the whole thing, really.

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

these are fab, martha. and i am just the same. my "journal" is a sketchbook and to-do book and a place where i take notes about whatever book i am reading. i tend to journal through my paintings these days so i don't write it all out in a book. but these tip-in pages are a great alternative to a full-blown affair.

juneh said...

lookie you in the cup o java......very inspiring....

Joanne Huffman said...

I like these. I have a terrible time journaling; maybe I should start keeping my To Do lists and paste them into a journal and then add some art...

Joanne

Sandy Michelle said...

WOW! I love all the details and colours! The one of you in the cup is awesome! I was at the cottage and finally started on a journal. It can be so addictive!

When are you and Susan coming over???

Sand

Susan Williamson said...

Even though you refer to these pieces as Zetti style, I think they're really "Martha" and very cool.
P.S. I know what you mean about the art journaling thing. I started one about three months ago and so far all I've done six pages ...sort of.

Elizabeth said...

MArtha!!
These pages are wonderful!! i am right where you are with personal art journals- mine are to do lists as well. But I love the whole Journaling idea and the art created. guess that there are no rules aobut what formthis sort of art takes. It does not have to be a boook does it??
Hugs and thanks for the inspiration and validation!!
Elizabeth