I am returning to my visit with Frieda in Scotland last month. I've added more to my art journal about that glorious week! On the left, Frieda & I were walking in the fields near her house with her dogs. When I showed this page to Steven, he remarked how fitting it was that I chose to add hand drawn stitches around the photo of Frieda. She is very well known as an award winning Art Quilter and stitching is how she often speaks : )
I did not even consciously think about what I was doing, it just came to me as I was journaling..
On the other page is the beginnings of a few pages about our visit to Jupiter Artland and what we saw while walking there. This is an amazing 80 acre private country estate that invited contemporary artists to exhibit, often outdoors in a site of their choosing. Later, the public was invited to explore and discover during the summer months. A short video is here, sharing some of the artist's work on the grounds of the estate.
Frieda is walking past mirrored and tessellated spray painted chrome panels on the back of the building where we paid our entrance fee to Jupiter. More photos and explanation of this interesting installation by Jim Lambie, here. Jupiter Artland is also committed to being an educational resource year round for school children.
Frieda introduced me to the Stencil Girl products while I was visiting her in Scotland and since then I have signed up for their Stencil Club. That is what you see used here as a page background. Here is how I originally started this spread . . .
Jupiter Artland was probably the most interesting place Frieda took me to, in my opinion!
I will have more to share about it via my art journal next week. I need to take a break every now & then from the large job of rebuilding my website. Working in my journal and remembering my visit, using my ephemera I collected and saved is a wonderful way to take that break.
Thank you again, Frieda!!!!