Archive for September, 2003

Drumturtle 10!

Sunday, September 28th, 2003

America 11 by Paul Amato
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These arrived Thursday, 20030918.

As this trade was in honor of Paul’s birthday, i’ve pulled out his two:
America 11 5/8 (9/2003) : Paul Amato
America 8 3/8 : Paul Amato

And here are the rest in the trade:

Chinese Watercolor 2/6 (8/28/03): Ziggy Cyanide
#964 : Cynthia Sillitoe
“Rough and smooth…” : Leanne Harrison
Timeless Land (8/03): R. Donnelly
Meager, Huge (8/03): Drumturtle
Size 6 (2 of 2) (3/2003) : HeyMaggie
Very Victorian 3/15 : Candy Phillips
Floral Explosion 2/8, 3rd edition (July 2003) : Lene Piasecki
“How much better…(Fecundus)” 1/2 (7/03) : Cindy Dacko


Sunday, September 28th, 2003

For California
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California Recall Election 2003: I’m a registered Democrat and permanent absentee voter. I voted my ballot on 2003/09/12 even though the official election date is 2003/10/07. (I will actually be out of the state this time around.) The mail urging me to vote NO on the recall had just begun arriving. This year, instead of recycling all the paper, i thought i’d try collaging them. I hope it brings folks some amusement.

Update, 2003/10/19: I was out of town during the election. With the outcome known , i do not feel a need to make any more. This edition is closed.

JEB-ATC2003.08.01: If you make a mistake
[To Eliza 2003/10/19]

JEB-ATC2003.08.02: The Most Votes
[To Eliza 2003/10/19]

JEB-ATC2003.08.03: Look at Both Sides

JEB-ATC2003.08.04: For California
(Back is upside down. Whoops!)

JEB-ATC2003.08.05: Spoiled Ballot

JEB-ATC2003.08.06: 135 Candidates


Sunday, September 28th, 2003

Our Answer
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Hans Küng’s Does God Exist, Experiments in Altered Books

The Edition

JEB-ATC2003.07.02 : Dare To Reason
Golden Acrylic medium over the text, then with frisket masking of the text circled in Higgins Waterproof Caligraphy ink, soft pastels. Page 351 of the text, from a section on “Strauss’s Philistine Optimisim.” The selected text ( / a line break in the bubble; … words omitted by the bubble; | a new bubble):
morality is as easy/as “a creature of nature” | he / shared / himself | the same / stronger / And / simply / natural / new /venture | dare / to / reason | suitable especially / paradox | to him / all is said and done

JEB-ATC2003.07.03 : Our Answer
Text selected with sharpie, French School Gouache. Right hand side of page 350 of the text, from a section on “Strauss’s Philistine Optimisim.” The selected text:
our answer | is | hope | life | and | more

New brushes and paints

Saturday, September 27th, 2003

From a run to Flax. There i met with SF-artpals, Ruth and Amy, bought brushes, palettes, and gouache — which i meant to — and then papers and gifts.

$4.50 list $9.00 Kolinsky plus brush set
three rounds 590 : 1/0, #4, #6
sienna handles with gold ends

$4.80 list $6.00 Union Art camel craft brush set
mop #6, flat #2, “fan” #5, spotter 3/0, bright #6, round #5, liner #1
pearl handles
(fibers already coming loose, but at least i’ll get to figure out what i really want to use before investing)

$1.20 list $1.50 Dr Martin 30 Well Palette
It feels very flimsy, but it will be perfect with the twenty paint set — i don’t really intend to wash the wells out. I just inscribe all the names of the paints around twenty of the wells. Learning aid.

$3.20 list $4.00 Plastic palette tray 10×13
Nice different size mixing areas. More rugged than the Dr Martin wells — this one i may end up trying with the acrylics.

$21.56 list $26.95 French School Gouache set
While the 10 ml (.33 fl oz) tubes have colors like “Blue” marked on them in a large courier-like font, in smaller print cobalt is distinguished from ultramarine, and so on.


Sunday, September 14th, 2003

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On the Gulf Coast of Florida:

Sent Old2003.03.02 to Aunt Judy as a card
mounted on cardstock with photo corners. No alteration, no notes or identifiers.

2003.05: CandyPug Animals

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Trade 2003.05: hosted by CandyPug
5; Theme: your pet or any animal you find interesting
Submitted JEB-ATC2003.06.02-06 on 2003/09/15


Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Cat Weave for HeyMaggie
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I have countless photos of our three Grey Cats, often doing the same thing as in a photo from three, five, seven years ago. (The digital camera is just making this even more the case.) I had taken a number of photos out of my archive boxes some time ago, so i don’t have the metadata for these images at hand. I’ll just keep this series open and add the Grey Cat inspired photo cards to the series until next year.

JEB-ATC2003.06.01: Cat Weave for HeyMaggie
She had posted about paper weaving to ATC-hub just after i experimented with it. After looking around on her site, i thought i’d try weaving a cat for her.
Mounted with Mod Podge directly on the card stock. The photo is from the Philly era; Grey Brother on my desk.

JEB-ATC2003.06.02: Cat Weave
Trying again. Another Philly era photo, but of Grey Beard. On this one i made sure all the ends were well taped and then i used Avery Permanent Glue Stic to mount it to the Flax paper sample, which was Avery mounted to the card stock. The cats all look far more golden hued than grey in the incandescent light.

JEB-ATC2003.06.03: Bright Idea
Grey Brother, Philadelphia, on desk under lamp
(multiple copies of this photo exist)

JEB-ATC2003.06.04: Super Nap
Grey Brother, Philadelphia

JEB-ATC2003.06.05: Playtime
Grey Brother
Flax papers on cardstock with Avery Permanent Glue Stic. Photo segments with Mod Podge. The tail is actually from Grey Beard! More Philly-era cats on desk.

JEB-ATC2003.06.06: Sunrise
Grey Brother, Philadelphia
(photo with star filter; several versions of this photo exist — different camera settings)

HeyMaggie’s Paper Weaves

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Paper weave
(Click for all nine)

When i first signed up at ATC-hub, HeyMaggie shared her paper weaves with the group. I had just experimented with my first photo weaves so i shared back. Eventually, we actually shared — i sent a cat weave for her feline art call and she sent me nine of her weaves in return.

How generous! I am amazed by how prolific many of the folks on the ATC-hub must be as i realize how many cards it takes to do some of these 9/9 trades.

HeyMaggies’s cards arrived last Friday, just before a very stressful week for me. Her handmade envelope of grey and black checks, with stamps and stickers and a fun assortment of us stamps was great fun to receive. The nine paper weaves all were full of energy — energy giving — as well as a fun spin art CD. I had a hard time picking out one to feature. I really like the one in the middle of the top row, but this orange one stands out for me in a different way. Words like pure and clean don’t capture the emotional impact i get from the card, but they’ll have to do. Maybe it’s the complementary colors , maybe it’s the triple circle.

2003.04: drumturtle 40th birthday

Friday, September 5th, 2003

Trade 2003.04: hosted by drumturtle
3-10 ; all subjects/themes/styles (Paul’s 40th Birthday!)
JEB-ATC2003.02.04-06 (photos),
JEB-ATC2003.05.[03.05.07] (Silence series, oils),
JEB-ATC2003.05.08-10 (Silence series, acrylic),
JEB-ATC2003.07.01 (altered book),
and a special, simple birthday wish ATC on 2003/09/05.


Friday, September 5th, 2003

Old and New
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Hans Küng’s Does God Exist, Experiments in Altered Books

The binding of this 1981 “Fine Vintage Books Edition” has come almost completely off, and the pages are very yellowed. A number of pages are fairly torn, as well. Instead of recycling, it will become my first altered book. (Or collection of altered book pages….) [Frisket question at Nness]

The Edition

JEB-ATC2003.07.01 : Old and New
Frisket masking of the text circled in Higgins Waterproof Caligraphy ink, soft pastels. Page 347 of the text, from a section on “Darwin’s evolutionary thinking.” The selected text ( / a line break in the bubble; … words omitted by the bubble; | a new bubble):

man/the animal | old … faith | new … understanding | new understanding | old … faith | old faith | old faith | deeper understanding of God | deeper understanding of creation | deeper understanding