Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Have you ever heard Jordon John sing?

I'm listening to him right now, good and loud. Always makes me want to paint. Right now, I'm drawing out something of the Cheviot Hills in the Scottish Borders. Beautiful, beautiful place and seriously, that area can make 'me' fall to pieces! (But where in Scotland wouldn't?)

Jordon John, son of Prakash John who is of the legendary Lincolns, is one incredible singer. (Did I mention he was Canadian?)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I'm back from England and Scotland!

...with heaps and heaps of reference photos for so many paintings!  More to follow ....

In the meantime, I made a slideshow to show my PALS group the altered art scrapbook I'm working on and thought I'd post it here, too.  I took a really old, big, outdated atlas and painted the pages (a few at a time), then attached the photos, writing, bling and decorations.  I could have just mounted computer prints of sections of the journal notes I wrote each night of the trip but thought that handwritten notes would look more personal. 

I had a great time and loved the trip.  England was awesome but Scotland was my absolute favourite.  I dropped out of the trip over to Rome and instead stayed three extra days in Edinburgh!