Art Journal -Faces

4/27/2019

I am making an art journal this weekend and thought I would take you all through my process as I create it.  I have discovered that if I am creative in an art journal at least once a week I feel better inside my own head.

This piece I started by taping two pieces of art paper together to make them into a larger piece.  I used two pieces of yellow colored paper as my base.

Then I took my acrylic paints and put dots all over the pages in all sort of colors.

I pressed the pages together to make a paint collage all over both pages.  I took a plastic card and dragged it on the outside of the pages to help set the paint together.

I have a conglomeration of different colored paint on both pages.  Check the pictures out.

one of the painted pages.

Next I need to pick a topic for this art journal page.

I used a black marker to make faces out of the paint on my paper today.  They are big ugly faces looking to the side of the pages.  I colored in the eye pupil black.

I added black and white tape to the edges.

It has turned into an abstract piece named Faces.

Faces

Updated Blog and Changes 4/25/2019

There have been a few changes to this blog lately.  I have removed and combined several categories.  I moved posts around into new categories.  I am also trying to clarify what topics I will be writing about in this blog in order to clarify it for myself and for my readers. 

The writing that I placed on this blog will stay here, in the meantime my recent writing and updates on it are on my writer’s site: http://katherineesoto-author.com/     If you want to keep up with my writing, please see this site.  The writing that is on this blog will be static for the most part. I am adding to my author site as a priority, so when my novel is ready my bog is ready, too.

On lIfeonthelist.com I plan to write about 4 things:

Art and art Journaling- mainly my adventures into the world of art.  Art I find is interesting, pieces that are interesting, plus my own art piece I create.

Lifestyle- My life and things I find interesting.

Dialysis- I am practicing writing dialysis articles here and slowly gearing up to write my nonfiction book about dialysis.

Travel- Place I go, places I want to go, research on places around the world, other people’s ideas and places they have gone. 

I think I can find a lot of things to blog about on these four topics plus keep this blog interesting.

Please fell free to make suggestions and comments when you visit.

Car Accident

A car accident today in our red car on the way to dialysis. Victor was driving. I have no idea what happened because I was playing a game on my phone, looking down. All I got was the crash. We were hit by a young man who was wearing a Concordia student outfit, who also hit another car after he hit us or in the middle of hitting us. Victor was making a left hand turn across an intersection. He says all he saw was something came from the right suddenly and there we were spinning to the left. He had his foot on the brake and we got stopped before re-entering traffic on Redland’s Blvd. The car’s airbags deployed. We had a Sheriff pull up on us as I was getting out of the car. They helped Victor get out of the car. His door would not open properly and he only had a small space between the airbag and the door frame. His artificial leg made it awkward. I got out of the car quickly grabbing my purse and dialysis bag, as well as my cane. My phone was still in my hands. We were moved over to the curb for safety. I took pictures of the cars involved. Paramedics were called because our airbags deployed. The fire department moved the car to the side of the road. The community liaison from the SB Police came and took reports and made sure everyone had shared insurance and names. Victor stayed with the until it was towed. The tow truck driver brought him home. My dialysis center director came in her car and brought me to the center from the accident site three blocks away. I am bruised on my left hand and arm, plus down my right hip from the seat belt. I ache, but then I ache all the time anyway. We are all right, just going to be sore for a few days, plus dealing with the aftermath of having our car hit.

Victor with the smashed car.

Safety airbags deployed
Our front bumper off the car