Wednesday, August 31, 2011

End of Summer

I figure that you've been wondering where I am and what I've been doing this summer since there've been no changes since August 5. It's a long boring story about gardening, grandkids, berry picking and freezing, experimenting with oil paint, reading and a few parties thrown in for good measure.

As the weeks went by without a serious thought about blogging I finally decided to wait until the end of summer. That's today, so here are a couple of pictures for you.

Romans 5
Collage, stamping, stencils, handwriting
Romans 6
Collage, stamping, handwriting, painted papers
I've returned to the Sermon Notes series, working through the book of Romans. I finished Romans 6 yesterday and intend to finish all 16 by the end of October. It'll be a push but I will do it. That's just over one a week. Easy! If you want to see the rest of the series they're on Flickr here.

Journal pages
17 x 11"
Above is the first spread in a new art journal. The intention for this journal is to use strips of paper to create a story, probably spread over two pages. I don't regularly work this way but I've been advised by two trustworthy artists to work larger and I'm doing that, on canvas and paper as well as in my journals.

And finally, here are some recent sketches from my small Moleskine journal that I always have with me.

Hiking in Forest Park with grandkids.
At a friend's memorial service
Callas from my garden

Happy Hour with friends


  1. Oh Jo, these are wonderful! Thank you for posting them. I feel inspired.

  2. I loved seeing these Jo. And I am glad you are doing more sermon series, you do them so very well.


  3. Looks like you have set up a pretty good goal for yourself.. I live the results.. very inspiring.

  4. Nice that you're back and still creating! Love the callas, oh well, all the spreads and all the different styles.

    Take care!


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