Sunday, April 11, 2010

First Pages...

I'm very excited to be participating in a collaborative art journal project with well-known Ottawa mixed media artist,  Catherine Gutsche.
My name is Cheryl Poulin and I'm a mixed media artist and instructor also residing in Ottawa.   I asked Catherine if she'd participate in this collaborative project and she didn't hesitate. 

Our plan is to begin our own journals by arting up the front cover, inside cover and fisrt page of our identical watercolour journals.  We'll then meet, chat and swap journals.  We'll then paint 2 pages in each other's journals, meet again, sip coffee, chat and swap.  We'll go on like this until all of the pages are filled with artwork and thoughts. 
This is my journal cover so far. I've prepared the inside cover with gesso and a first layer of texture has been applied. 

I'd love to run downstairs to the studio and paint all day.  But outside chores beckon and I want to spend time with my hard-working hubby.

Today is my birthday.  I'm 48 and life is great.  The sun is blasting through my office window.  Coffee in hand, cat on the desk beside me...everything is as it should be.

Stay tuned for the next installment of this collaborative art journal between 2 friends.  It promises to be very entertaining and a feast for the eyes.

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