"Artify": To make arty; To imbue and beautify with art. "Heart": The center or inner core of one's being. Thus, to "ArtiphyTheHeart" is to imbue the inner core of one's existance with the beauty of art.
I'm a curious and creative explorer of the world, currently working in book arts, collage, mixed media, fiber arts and acrylics. Each day I try to share a snippet of my life and musings through a piece of artwork, and every once in a while I spice it up with a pinch of practical wisdom.
The page above is from one of my "Everyday" journals.
I keep several visual journals for different types of things. A couple of them, like the pages I posted yesterday and the day before, are introspective and deal with thoughts and issues. This page is more fun/utilitarian. It's pretty much a chronology of what-happened-when, so it's on the lighter side. Every once in a while a particularly heavy day will creep into the book and I'll let loose. But for the most part, it's just a who, what, where, when, why.
If you're interested, you can see the covers and the binding by clicking HERE.
Here's one more page from this book.
A card in a magazine I was flipping through inspired my St. Lucy, so I had to draw her. I was on an art date with my friend Rita and the only plain paper I had with me was a sketchbook that was not meant for water media, as you might be able to tell from the scratched up fibers in the background. Once I figured this out, I decided to collage St. Lucy and outline her with my Rapidosketch. This worked much better.
All the pages in this book were pieced together from various papers and images before the signatures were sewn into the book. The duck and cranberries (they're really jelly candies, but let's pretend they're cranberries...) on the page at the top were already there when the book was bound months ago. So were the papers and the red bench in the second picture. It happens so often that what's already on the page lends itself perfectly to the theme of the day. It isn't planned. It just happens that way.