Sunday, August 19, 2012

An Unconventional Journal

Every summer, we motor our boat, Rapture, to the Portland Waterfront for a month long stay. We arrive early to get a primo spot on the public dock so we'll have the perfect vantage point for the 4th of July Waterfront Blues Festival (and the fireworks on the Willamette right off our bow). For the past couple of years, I've kept an art journal of my days living downtown for the month. This year I decided to use some flash cards with corporate lingo on them. I bought the cards at Goodwill and they are a nice roomy 5x7. Before we left our moorage on the Columbia River, I sanded and gessoed the full deck so they would be ready to use when we arrived in downtown Portland.

Jump ahead to last week when I put the final touches on a few of the last pages (yes, I've been home for over a month). Here they are - all 45 pages. They tell the story of my daily doings in paint, texture, words, drawings, and collage.

I've photographed all of the individual pages, in case you want a closer and more detailed look.

If you've been a blog or Facebook follower, you'll know that while living at the waterfront, I had several art parties where I asked my friends and artists to create a small art card to add to my metal box of art pages. Here's a link to the post I did about their created art.


Rebeca Trevino said...

that was a really loooooong post, but really fun to look at!
you did all these during your month on the RAPTURE? What fun. How creative!
thanks for sharing

ZenziB said...

Dayna -
It is so fun to look through all of your creative art cards. Inspirational for sure! Thanks for sharing them.
Debbie Baier

penelope said...

Amazing set of cards! So inspired by your use of colour and composition. Thanks for posting the whole set. Oh, and LOVE how you photograph them, too ... reminds me that I *must* try to be more creative with my camera.

lynda howells said...

You are an amazing artist Dayna, it is an honour to know youxxx Wish l lived nearer so l could benefit from itxxxxlynda

stephanie brockway said...

It was fun to connect the dots and remember some of the days I got to spend with you, and guess the story behind most of them, clever way to merge your art and a diary, well done!

Bobbie said...

What a fantastic way to remember your 2012 Summer!! I loved seeing each one!!

Kelly Z. said...

Awesome! Love love these pages and seeing each one, these will bring back wonderful memories for you and your family! What a great way to capture Rapture!