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Friday, June 15, 2007

Cold Remedy: Make Art!

So, when you are feeling lousy and would like to hide from the world....a good remedy is to make art...at least you feel better emotionally even if it doesn't help the fever and sniffles ;-)

The other night to feel better I sat at my art table (aka: The Studio...ha!ha!) and put on The Beatles '1' CD...and this is what happened...

**click to enlarge**

*my text reads: cellophane flowers of yellow & green towering over your head....and...everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers that grow so incredibly high....both of course lines from 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'...one of my all time favorites. The image of John Lennon is a rubber stamp I carved.*

*the junk mail used in this piece are the butterfly and the words 'A Revolution' (it actually said "A Mexican Revolution" an advertisement for a local Mexican restaurant!).

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When Kelly and I were emailing last night I mentioned to her that I made art - but not dinner!

Right after that I went to see what junk mail had arrived that day (as I now look forward to junk mail!). And there it was... just what I needed to illustrate my new summer mantra...
MAKE ART - NOT DINNER

How many of you received the flyer from IKEA announcing a summer sale? It had some cool white graphics of furnishings, etc. against a bright red background! It was all I needed to make art! :-)

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25 Comments:

  • At 7:27 PM , Blogger Kelly Kilmer said...

    LOVE 'EM as always!

     
  • At 8:13 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Thanks Kelly :)

     
  • At 9:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You have really great ideas.
    I love your art.

    Flassie

     
  • At 9:16 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Flassie...thank you! I am happy to see that you've visited again!

     
  • At 11:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jolene, you know how much I love The Beatles and now that the song is in my head........! Great spread and I love the dottie thing you have going on. They really make the letters look trippy! What kind of white pen are you using?
    Linda

     
  • At 11:21 PM , Anonymous Pilar said...

    I am so in love with your junk mail art and art journals. Hope you are feeling better!

     
  • At 11:26 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Linda..yeah, I KNOW you love the Beatles as much as I do :) My little dotties on my hand lettered text is done with the Sakura gel pens :) I've always been obsessed with making dots..LOL!

    Pilar ... thank you! I am glad you are enjoying seeing them. Feeling a little better each day :)

     
  • At 1:41 AM , Anonymous marita said...

    beautiful creative art work, jolene!! love your carved stamp of john. i agree, sitting down, creating art to free your mind is a blessing. me too, i often forget eating when i'm working on my linens and aqarels. just like you, drifting away in colors of oceans and marmelade skies...
    'Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes and she's gone'...

     
  • At 2:13 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Thank you Marita...isn't it COOL how music connects us all...and we can express it in our art! I can picture you there in Vaals, listening to The Beatles - and all our great music of the 60s and 70s creating your beautiful pieces :)

     
  • At 10:37 AM , Anonymous Britt-Arnhild said...

    Cute.
    I tend to write instead of making housework.....

     
  • At 11:34 AM , Anonymous rochmabeau said...

    Hope you keep feeling better while making Art, not dinner!

     
  • At 11:07 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

    oh yes I make art instead of dinner always - and it is true that when I get the blues - I just follow my Muse - love yours

    xox - eb,

     
  • At 11:48 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Yay elizabeth! :) Good for you! Thanks for visiting!

     
  • At 3:13 PM , Anonymous PlumCrafty said...

    Make art not dinner, that's a great mantra! My art is way better than my dinner, but if you saw what I just cooked, you'll know that its not that hard! hehe!

    As always, another masterpiece from the master-visual journalist!

    xKate

     
  • At 11:18 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    plumcrafty (Kate)...master-visual journalist...har har!! Not even close!! But thanks for a vote of confidence LOL! I've been pretty much following my mantra...only cooked once this weekend ;-)

     
  • At 4:53 AM , Blogger Cre8Tiva said...

    i have felt too ill to make art the past few days...but enjoyed yours...blessings, rebecca

     
  • At 7:31 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

    Jolene!! These are SOCOOL! I love your new mantra - I'll have to use that with Mike "I'm making art, not dinner!" (not that he expects me to cook, thankfully!) I have been SO not making art lately. I have to get back to it. Your pages are really great and inspire me.

     
  • At 11:21 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    cre8tiva (Rebecca)...I hope YOU are feeling better! Always so nice to have you visit here. Take care!

    tammy - thanks! And Tammy...I hope the muse finds you and you begin creating again soon! We all go through our ups and downs of creativity, I know...for now it looks like your creative outlet is your photography...the flower photos on your blog ROCK!

     
  • At 5:46 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

    Yes, I am slightly obsessed with my camera at the moment. :) And my flowers are just bloomin' crazy too! So, For now, that's what I'm doing with my extra creative time... and I know that's OK too! I have some swaps coming up though that will force me to create art! And that's a good thing too!

     
  • At 11:21 PM , Anonymous tica said...

    Good medicine, the kind that is easy to swallow and taste good. Isn't it true that creating makes us feel good!

     
  • At 11:49 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    tammy, it's a good obsession...I get like that with my camera too :)

    tica...so good to see you here (almost didn't recognize you ;-) Creating IS one of the best medicines indeed!

     
  • At 9:38 AM , Blogger FrenchGardenHouse said...

    It's such fun to see how you incorporate the "junk" into your art pieces.

    It was so nice to spend time with you at Marita's....:)

    Lidy

     
  • At 4:22 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Lidy..it was great having another California girl show up in the Netherlands :) And thanks for the nice comments regarding my art!

     
  • At 7:51 AM , Blogger Jill said...

    Such beautiful sights! Love your site! And the "Make art not Dinner"!
    YES! I definitely need to put one of those signs in my kitchen!

     
  • At 11:05 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    jill...so nice to meet you! You share the name with my daughter ;-) Thanks for the compliments..right back at you regarding your blog as well!!!

     

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