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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Whackadoodle


Here's a tasty little appetizer of plaster and wax for you; one of the pieces Stephanie and I created and one of the images in the book which is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Pinch me - I'm an author!


The main reason I wanted to post right away is to let you know that the class is filled for November and a couple of lists are started for December and January. I may be doing this for a few more months into next year so if you are still interested in some real deep one on four wax instruction in my studio, let me know at judywise@canby.com and I'll add you to the roster.


Some of these pages I did at Journalfest and some at home. They are pretty scrappy and normally I'd keep them to myself but what the hey.


Juliana Coles had us collage ourselves as Brides of Frankenstein with animal parts and people parts. I'm a person-fish-dog hanging out in the boneyard. It was fun.


Yesterday we had 70 degrees here in Portland and I was able to go to "Collage Garage" in sandals and a short sleeved tee. We haven't even had a frost yet. It was fun meeting with the girls and playing.


I'm kind of besotted with carbon paper tracing right now after Juliana's class exercise. Have always loved Darger's Girls and have done some in my own style over the years but this was the first time I did a giant frog.


Loss and sorrow are part of the journey too. Carol Parks on her site posted the quote, "Life is good even when it isn't".


I feel closer to magic and possibility than I did before Journalfest. Something about the transformation of Halloween, when we have the opportunity to see through the veil and sense the mystery, you know? I used to think I knew what reality was but now, and with the recent discoveries showing that time and space is likely a hologram, I'm seriously lost. Or found. Wrapped in the mystery.


One last spooky page. A friend wrote this morning saying she was going shopping for an umbrella and I had to smile. Surely this is our last glowing day of sunshine and color. Enjoy it all. xo

23 comments:

Clare Wassermann said...

luscious pictures - I really like your strong use of the colour black

Kelly Kilmer said...

I always smile when I see your posts.

Huge congrats on your new journey (as published author). I know you will shine (as you always do).

XO!

Nelly said...

Yeah! My order is in for your book! Congratulations!

dorylyn said...

Ordering the book!!!! Yay!!!

Laura Twiford said...

Just ordered the book! Congrats!

Sarah said...

Hi Judy. As usual I loved looking at your journal pages. They are so full and detailed as well as lovely. Congratulations on being an author! I am off to pre order your book-If I can here!

Kim Mailhot said...

Congratulations!!!! Brava,brava ! Can't wait to have that book in my hands.
This mystery of a reality we live it...what a beautiful place to be lots and found together !
Love to you, oh so talented One !

bridgette said...

wow, i can't believe the books is ready for pre-order! Congratulations to you both. I can't wait to see it.

Christine Merritt said...

I pre-ordered your book today... wow who'd have guessed Christmas is coming on May 30, 2011... it just gives me the giggles for you!

Congratulations!

kluless said...

Congratulations on the book being released! I am a Potlander - what is Collage Garage???

apaperbear said...

I always smile and can't WAIT to click when I see you have a new post up...

and BOY oh boy was I in for a treat!!! Congratulations on your new book!!! I know it will be a HUGE success and it is already on my wish list!!!

What treats you had for us in your post! And a pic of Pnina!!! Yeah!!

Chris said...

Hi Judy! I always enjoy seeing your journal pages. I'm taking an online class with Juliana and am just loving it. Congratulations on your book...I've preordered it too. Have a lovely weekend!

Parabolic Muse said...

I been looking and looking and no posts, and now, two new posts! And I can't read them right now because someone wants to use the computer for BILL PAYING.

I hate it when things aren't synchronized to my benefit!!

Parabolic Muse said...

wow. I had no idea of that Darger guy. Thanks for that. I have heard that quote twice in two days, after not having heard it before! I love it. I mean, about how life doesn't have to be perfect, it's still wonderful? your 'scrappy pages'? rock.

I'm going to see about your classes now. Any time I can get wax on stuff on purpose, I'm there!

plus, having you as a teacher, of course.

jill nalette said...

you are treasure and yet another book i can't wait to get my hands on...YEAH!!
love you dear!!
hugs and smiles~ jill

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm always so inspired by your pages

Clare Wassermann said...

In your Nov 1st journal you talk about someone who has finally "got it" and blogged about it. I feel a transformation coming on too - I'd like to read her post whoever she is...

jetfuellines said...

Immediately fell head-over-heals in love with all your recent wax endeavors! And the plaster! Can't wait for the book. You inspire me (as always).

I can't express how much I want (need?) to take a 4:1 encaustic class with you. I'm just not having much luck around here....although as a teacher my schedule is a little tight to say the least. I'll find stuff eventually I'm sure, but I'd rather hang out with you!
Love you! Jess

Karen Cole said...

You are just exploding with joy. I can see it all in your work. Even that last dark page is like fireworks on a dark night.

Journalfest at Halloween? get out!!!!
Collage garage?...don't I wish I lived nearby.
Book?....must order.
Food, art and friends abound. What could possibly be better?

Missing you.

Love,
Karen

Connie Lou said...

i am overwhelmed with inspiration...I know this is the direction that I am being led in as a ministry to youth..girls in particular...getting your book....

the GyPsY said...

I love the plaster and wax teaser. Congrats on being a published author, its great and also a responsibility (I'm waiting to publish my second book soon .. fingers crossed). I noticed you wrote "trust in god but tie the camel" .. that's actually a quote of the prophet mohammed - we use it a lot in our day to day life :-)
(but we tie our cars these days)

Irene said...
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Irene said...

A thought on your "mystery" comment:

"I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it."
—Harry Emerson Fosdick

CONGRATULATIONS on your forthcoming book! Your little bird is magical and ethereal... just like you.
:-)