|hand painted paper wrapping the journal i created. stitched, layered, painted.|
|the cover of my sea journal. completely hand stitched for months with drift wood from the sea.|
|opening the journal a spread of original mixed media, paintings, words, watercolors, my heart. the love i have.|
|another spread from my journal of the sea. all pages created on vintage ocean map pages.|
|another spread blue moon. layers of tissues, white pen and ink, stitched love.|
|another spread. original paintings and words. feather found near the sea.|
|detail from one of my art pages.|
|cover of the magazine Somerset Studio Jan/Feb 2016|
|The opening spread in the magazine. Page 77 Somerset Studio magazine.|
I read about submissions for Somerset Studio magazine last summer - this call for artists to submit was called Laguna Teal. I knew this one was for me as I have such a love for the sea.
I was very sick for four months (all summer long) so I stitched a lot. I stitched this cover and each tiny bit that was my underworld sea love. I drew pages and pages of ocean inspired goodies. Then when I was able to walk up to my studio I started painting and stitching more and painting more.
Words came to me, favorite sea songs (Van Morrison) all of this took so much precious time as I was still continuing to heal and have strength to sit up. I continued to create until I had this really large oversized journal of the sea.
The actual art piece is over 11 x 17" inches and there are 12 pieces of art created here. This was the most time I have ever spent creating something to send off and try to be published. It is now published and I am most grateful. I thought it would be fun to show you the spreads and more details. When you are published you never know what they will choose or how it will be photographed. I think it is so much fun to see the entire journal. I hope that you do too.
I am grateful for the months I was recovering and dreaming of the sea. The sea has been so good to me throughout my life. I have always returned to the sea to heal, listen and learn more about me.
My wish is that you see more of me and who I am by reading and looking at my art. Thank you.