Friday, May 17, 2013

trying something new

I'm trying something new! At first I fooled around with this blog, using a dynamic view template instead of a simple one and I also updated my "About" page. If you are reading this via a feed you can see those changes HERE. Now, these were good changes I think, but I found I was still uninspired to write a post even though I had things to share . . . huh? What's up with that?

I started this blog at the end of 2006 so I've used it for quite some time. Maybe I was hungry for a new start? I was not planning on making a change, but serendipitously yesterday when I saw a link on the blipfoto blog for a tumblr blog called humans of new york by photographer Brandon Stanton . . . something happened. I really liked his photographs and the quotes he got from his subjects. Then I saw a "follow" button on his blog. When I pressed it I was brought to where I created an account so I could follow his photos. After that I was curious, knowing nothing about tumblr. I started to explore the site and 24 hours later, I have this:

The address for this new blog of mine is:

Please check it out and tell me what you think!
I am going to try posting there for now and see how it goes . . . . .

Something different, a new format for me. I have certainly enjoyed setting it up already! I love that kind of computer design work as it is a different kind of creative work. There is a spot where you can ask me a question (it opens a new page) and there is also a link on the right to an "about page". I'll add more pages too. You can view other tumblr posts that I have liked on the right and also see who I am following there. Lots of art & photography blogs, right up my alley and mostly short bits to devour. For some reason the tumblr format is relatively new to me. i had  heard of it but do not remember coming across it much before. If you have a blog there or know of any I might enjoy, please let me know. I have added a place for comments on my posts as well. 

 xo lenna 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Gelli Print day!

yes, it was a gelli day! 

I had a lot of fun playing with my new Gelli Plate. I got out some old and new stencils, a variety of sequin waste, a few masks, some lace and a combing tool. I used a variety of acrylic paints and I watched the videos from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's getting started with the Gelli plate class first, so I would be armed with ideas when I started! It worked out well. A very good first foray into monoprinting with the Gelli plate : ) 

I made many prints and took many photos, so I decided the best way to share it all was to make a short animoto video from my pictures. Follow this Link to view, or click on the video below if you are reading on the blog! 

The artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer, to work out his thoughts; the musician, to compose; the saint, to pray. But women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.

 ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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