Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I want to talk a little bit about the art for the next video as well. I made a painting 12 x 24, pretty big took me most of the day. i lub it very much. But just because i did it out of a journal does not mean all of the techniques cant also be applied inside a book. So what I want you to do in preperation for tomorrow nights video, is to gather your collage papers and think about houses (for that is what I made). Pages of text, patterned papers. Think about the colors of your favorite home or the home you wish you had. You could also write about 'home' on a piece of lined notebook paper and use that in your collage. Glue it as the roof, as a door. You'll see more what i mean tomorrow.
Now in my painting since I am collaging outside of a journal I covered my painting in wax. Not something you want to do inside a book because after much handling if the wax is too thick it will crack. What i have done though in the past inside my journals is this: Melt Soy Wax chips with a quilting iron over a journal page. let cool. Then, take something like a plastic ruler and scrape it all off. what is left is a micro thin coat of wax that seals collage papers nicely. try it. and tell me what you think.
Here is a link to the Quilting Iron
In my video you'll see that i cover my collage with Beeswax.
The book in which I learned this technique is from Claudine Hellmuth and is called
hope you had a happy day.
c u tomorrow
ok off to paint and film.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
EAT MUCH CHOCOLATE!
Video will be up either at Midnight or tomorrow after math. Im pretty sure it will be midnight though. Im feeling productive.
happy happy day!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
pooh in his little hat.
oh so cute
I must get a job with these people ; )
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Now I know that I must subtract the probability of the 90 from 1. but EH? why cant I do that?
the answer in the book is 243/1024 but it does not show how it got there.
yay math love!
A newspaper advertises 5 different movies, 2 plays, and 3 baseball games for the weekend. If a couple selects 3 activities, find the probability that one of each will be selected.
They dont want to know all the different combinations that can be had (which I am now good at) they want the probability of each but then what, multiply that together?
5/30 * 2/30 *3/30 no that doesnt work. what do I do? what is the formula for this. Im looking thru the book and cant find one explanation. BAH!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
You can buy a beautiful purple bracelet from Arlan here
I'm excited that I can make longer videos now, I wasnt sure how big blip.tv would let the file size go, look its over 4 minutes! I will keep this in mind next time and make it even longer. I wont feel so harried when making it anymore either YAY!
Also - I would like to fill the borders of these two journal pages with the internet love goddesses that I've met. If you'd like I would lOve if youd send me a pic of you to my email and then Ill print it out and glue it in. Like a record of our experience here.
and also...look how the white wall looks behind me. not so great. web tv doesnt like white walls Im going to have to change that next time.
But right now I have to go to math.
Be back this afternoon. If blip works I will have the longer video up here pretty soon, and then cut it back for one for YT. It sucks bcz I have so much to say I hate cutting things out! I like to talk and stuff needs explaining.
be back later =^_^=
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
but so when it worked I burned a copy of my video to sell along with that weeks painting. I only have time for 1 video a week so I want to do the art playshops instead right now but so, maybe I should have the videos available for sale? very cheaply. Like 5.00 and have them extended in length? I can put more talking on a dvd since I dont have to worry about file size, what do you think?
Or I can also do that plus put a few episodes all on one dvd HMMMMM....that is something to think about. I have no patience. cmon loan money!
Ok time to make a video.
i just made a fabulous taco salad.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The probability that a student owns a car is .66, and the probability that a student owns a computer is .72. If the probability that a student owns both is .48, what is the probability that a given student owns neither a car nor a computer?
Monday, October 22, 2007
but also I have a player down below that has every one of my videos on it. So this blog is a one stop action place for suzi blu fun!
I will repost paper dolls onto flickr tonight after my mid term (i.e. not prepared) and have a link available so you can have them and print them and put them in yr books.
oh i have sadistics class in a week. The thing with this class is that every class we learn something new and I get it, but then I forget everything else Ive learned. I need to have a day of a math marathon. seriously yo.
ok what am I doing here.
I am not here!
you didnt see me!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Yay the weekend is over. I survived it by painting all day. I now have carpel tunnel but its a good pain. Can you see I spelled yOUre wrong? ha. I have to fix that. I am not sad today. Its just a tired/saturday night thing. Its good though, it shows me the areas in my life that need work. where I feel empty is where I need to devote some attention. A girl cant be an island alone! You can appreciate life all you want but you need friends to share it with I dont care how enlightened you are. and its true, I dont have any chicks in my real life. I know some dudes, but its not nearly the same. and as much as the dudes dont understand. I am girls kind of girl. and its been a long time since I had a real best friend. long long. long long time. and why should I be without that? i dont care about marriages and baby showers and buying a bigger SUV which, unfortunatley, is what the women talk about that I have met. so I just dont try.
I will just keep doing what Im doing and have faith that opportunities will appear. Perhaps if I get to mOve out of this tiny tiny cloistered apartment and onto a FARM oh my mood would lift. I know good things will come. I will keep my heart open to their possibility.
making yams and carrots. i have no idea how to cook. ha.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
you know how I feel about the weekends.
Its funny right how everything is a blur and you are so busy you cant breathe and then all of a sudden.....it all stops.....and you still have a lot to do but you dont do it cause YOU JUST CANT LOOK AT ONE MORE MATH PROBLEM...and the cars drive by and you have the red light in the bulb and you just sit and wait to get tired enough to sleep.
a lot is going on, yes. I am selling paintings yes, oh but I sure can feel sorry for myself cant I. Its an easy trap to fall into when Im tired. and.
so no I dont know a lot of people in fact I dont know many really in life, isnt that ridiculous? that a person can be so busy she doesnt meet anyone. ever? crazy.
and normally its fine but eh...I do wish I had a gf to watch bad movies with.
patience. I know. I am grateful I have my lovely art friends here. thank god for that. or Id be half in a bottle of xanex by now : ) No, no, I have been sober for...May 5 was a year, so like a year and a half. I dont escape anymore. Just tea and art supplies and the occasional indie flick.
its just when its quiet like this I feel so very far away.
do you feel like that too?
I always think everyone has a cooler life than me. that I am behind somehow. that even though I do all of this creative stuff, ahhh...so much is missing from my life. It is balance, I know, something I am not good at.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
go to http://suziblu.net/suzi_blu_collage.htm to print out paper dolls. and YES there is one there for you FISHBOY and for MATHEW....our two honorary journalling boi divas <3
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
try refreshing your screen if the bumpersticker logo looks small. an older picture keeps showing up for some reason but when you f5 it the new one shows.
I will put up prints of paintings here shortly.
Video up tomorrow, wednesday, around 9 pm. Are you ready for the love. Materials? Well, it is collage but of course, you can add any elements. I show the basic idea and then we all take it from there. I will use a bit of paint as usual. Im also going to do it out of a watercolor notebook cause my moleskin journal is at the end and is also very small. Its time for suzi to buy a bigger journal!
Oh babies....someone made me very sad tonight, and I got very mad, and Im in a pissy mood. I have to breathe and remember, all is well. and I learned a valuable lesson for next time right?
Pink love coming coming sooooon. and possibley longer video??? downloading a new codex so we shall seeeeee.
are ya bubbling with love yet? blow some my way =^_^=
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I ate cracker jax for dinner. which felt like a good idea at the time but now Im hungry and naseus. Oh I need a wife. The next video will be entirely out of control but its not my fault. This is what happens when I get a little bit of attention. Now youre just enCourAging me. Ridiculous will ensue. Dont say you havent been warned.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Sunday I am going to film a Civil War reinactment. it has absolutely nothing to do with next weeks lesson. that would probably be funny right...art journaling, then all of a sudden cannons and red coats falling to the ground. I live in the area where Washington's troops successfully killed the Hessians. (sp? eh who cares) so its a big deal round these parts. I think it will be interesting.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Post your journal pics in the Journal Discussion Area
Monday, October 08, 2007
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I'm telling lies.I say,It's in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me,A hive of honey bees.I say,It's the fire in my eyes,And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,And the joy in my feet.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can't touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey say they still can't see.I say,It's in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.Now you understandJust why my head's not bowed.I don't shout or jump aboutOr have to talk real loud.When you see me passingIt ought to make you proud.I say,It's in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair,the palm of my hand,The need of my care,'Cause I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me. Maya Angelou
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Posts are removed to protect the innocent, although they do not own a computer nor does anyone they know have any clue about what I do. All is safe. Still, not all words should be left to linger on their own. Feelings are transient. Especially for me. My lesson will be boundaries.
I want so much and you know, Im going to believe it is going to happen. I want a space. A retreat. Women's circles and drums and art and love and tea and beautiful indian rugs to lay down onto when it all gets to be too much. I want a victorian house where everyroom is a different art class or an old farmhouse or HELL a mobile home with 2 pink plastic flamingoes by the front door. I want a place where you all can come to. A big giant revolving women's retreat of love and art YAY!
I have to write a paper and tonight post a new painting. I must make a frame for it. Then buy underwear. But I will be back.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Vist Lu's great JOURNAL ART SLAM every friday!
To post your Taped journal pages or to get love and support from other students visit the Suziblutube Student's Community!