2017 Art Journal: A Documented Life



Old Man Watching (acrylic paint, marker, April 2017)

The art journal continues to be a place of exploration, experiment, and lovely mishaps and fix-ups. I began keeping art journals a few days after Rob died.  This is year 2.  In some ways these images are a record of healing. It is where I document life in image and word. These pages have been made largely by hand and at times with some digital play. Hope you enjoy.

We Were Three (collage materials, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, pencil, image transfer, August 7, 2017)

from art journal (collage materials, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, pencil, image transfer, August 7, 2017)

Soft Love (Tombow markers, Stabilo pencil, digital remix, August 4, 2017)

2 page spread in journal (Tombow markers, Stabilo pencil, digital remix, August 4, 2017)

Stunned ( Stabilo pencil, acrylic paint, digital remix, August 4, 2017)

Red (Tombow markers, acrylic paint, Stabilo pencil, digital remix, August 4, 2017)

Uncertain Flight (Acrylic paint, Stabilo pencil, digital remix, August 2017)

from art journal (gesso,  Stabilo pencil, acrylic paint , July 2017)

Two Sisters (Tombow markers Stabilo pencil, digital remix, July, 2017)

working on big paper - handmade journal (acrylic paint)

What Fear Taste Likes (Tombow markers Stabilo pencil, digital remix, August, 2017)


Birds Fly Free (Tombow markers Stabilo pencil, digital remix, June 29, 2017)

Cracked Up (Tombow markers Stabilo pencil, digital remix, June 30, 2017)
Memory is a Door (pencil, acrylic paint collage materials, June 2017)
(pencil, gesso, acrylic paint, collage material, digital remix, June 2017)

Ponytail (acrylic, Stabilo pencil, Tombow markers, digital remix, 5.29.17)


Ravens (charcoal, acrylic, Stabilo pencil, digital remix, 5.28.17)


Brown (acrylic, Stabilo pencil, digital remix, 5.24.17)

Posted (stabilo pencil, Tombow markers, tissue paper, gesso, 5.2.17)


What I Meant To Say (Watercolor, acrylic, pencil, marker, digital remix. May 1, 2017)


There is a Voice That Doesn't Use Words (watercolor, acrylic, marker, digital remix, April 30, 2017)

Let What You Do Not Know Come into Your Eyes (watercolor, ink, pencil, April 25, 2017)

Headband (watercolor in Moleskine journal, 4.20.17)

Let Birds (4.13.17. 6B pencil, stabilo pencil, gesso, white marker, acrylic paint, digital remix)

Face, Day 5 (4.9.17, stabilo pencil, watercolor on used piece of deli paper - I had wiped paint on it)

Face, Day 4 (4.8.17, watercolor, white ink pen, pencil)

Painting w digital remix (M.A. Reilly,  March, 27, 2017)

Noah and the Flood (watercolor, acrylic, pen, digital remix, 3.21.17)

In the Field (Original photograph transfer and hand painted, March 19, 2017)
Two Men (Mono Print Painting, acrylic paint, March 18, 2017)



A Certain darkness Is Needed to See the Stars (Mono Print Painting, acrylic paint, March  18, 2017)

    From art journal (3.15.17 (gesso, Stabilo pencil, acrylic paint, digital remix)
Becoming (acrylic paint, gesso, white marker, 3.9.17)




from my art journal February 17, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, white marker, stencil)
from my art journal February 1, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, marker, newspaper, music page)
from my art journal February 1, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor, stabilo pencil, marker, newspaper, music page)

from my art journal January, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint, watercolor markers, tissue paper)


from my art journal January, 2017 (Gesso, acrylic paint)

Meditation and Water (from my art journal, black marker and Tombow markers, January 2017)

from my art journal (black marker, acrylic paint, white marker, January 2017)

rom my art journal (black marker, Tombow markers, white marker, January 2017)

Heal (Tombow markers, black marker, January 2017)




4 comments:

  1. Such an amazing collection of art you have created, Mary Ann.

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  2. I perused your art collection again, Mary Ann. Today I noticed the recurrent insertion of ravens and then the piece on Noah and the raven surfaced for me. The face you have drawn has gone through various stages of light and dark. The word Heal is an important discovery, is that so?

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    1. Yes to everything, Heal was my OLW for 2017.

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