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Friday, January 19, 2018

Revisiting an Old Favorite

It has been a long while since I published here.  Let's just say that taking on a new career with all that involves while still working in your current career doesn't leave a lot of time for art...even if your main gig is as an art teacher!  So while putting away the Christmas regalia I stumbled upon one of my first paper bag books.  It may even be my favorite one!  You will have to check back to see that one though as I haven't time tonight to photograph it.  So I will appease you with another Paper Bag book I worked on over Christmas.

My theory behind these books is to show life as a living art.  I use copies of my family photos(ironically none in this one!).  Sometimes of my vintage family photos mixed in with ephemera old and new, ribbons, papers, what ever.  I arrange and rearrange until I have the right "feeling".  Not very scientific or easily taught...it just has to feel right.








Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I am looking forward to reading Brooke Saward's newest book The World of Wanderlust.  www.worldofwanderlust.com  Many of the collage sheets I make have a travel theme.  What a great way to spend your life... on a big adventure.  Love the journey!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

So as summer ebbs away I dream of just a little more time off to travel, laze by cool waters, sightsee and most importantly...sleep in.  lol  Here are my latest two collage sheets available at my Etsy store. They have a bit of a travel theme.  :)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Just in time for capturing those summer travels to the beach, lake or the distant shores.  New digital collage sheet in my Etsy store....SeaSide Summer.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A new collage sheet is in the store today!  Just in time for late summer rodeos.  YeeHaw!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

More new Collage Sheets at the Etsy Store!  Go Make Some ART!  :)https://www.etsy.com/shop/jbarretto?ref=hdr_shop_menu



I am so very excited that the Junk Gypsy book Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder and Wander is about to be released!!  I have been following their show and basically everything written about them.  For me it all started back years ago when Country Living Magazine did a feature on Round Top Texas.  At that time Emma Lee Turney had the show to go to...The Original Round Top Antiques Show.    Sadly, I didn't realize how close I was to Junk Heaven when I lived in Houston back in the  day.  Now a Round Top trip and a visit to the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters is at the top of my Bucket List.  You can read about their contest to set up a Launch Team for this wonderful book here.  http://junkgypsyblog.com/launch-team-no-name/