Monday, March 15, 2010
Heart Strings and online classes
My love of Frida Kahlo has been showing up more and more in my journals.
The concept of being tied to loved ones through physical strings comes from a portrait of her with her parents. These are my would-have-been step children, with the strings attached to the heart. The other is my ex fiance with the string that had snapped. It's one of my favorite spreads.
The masks used to create the title are from the Tim Holtz collection at Michaels- they're sticky so they don't move when you don't want them to =)
In other news, I am working on concepts for two online classes. They're at the roughest stages- the first class will be about art journaling techniques and combining them to create new looks. The second class is much more specific, it is going to be (I think) a 30 day art journal workshop focusing on the grieving process and working through it. I'm just brainstorming for now and getting all the ideas down. Next I'll begin filming videos and creating page examples. It's going to be an interesting ride, most of which won't be done until after this semester is over, the term papers and reading assignments are keeping me busy =[