Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dina Style

I purchased Dina Wakley's new book recently "Art Journal FREEDOM" and it has been interesting to try work to my way through it.  I was recently interviewed by a magazine that asked me how I learned to do what it is that I do.  I told them I read books, like Dina's, and watch YouTube videos on anything I'm interested in doing.  I always think I'm doing EXACTLY what the artist is doing but at some point my work goes off on a tangent and I'm usually shocked to see that my piece barely resembles the work I'm trying so hard to emulate.  That is exactly what happened here.  This is my point of view using Dina's Gel Medium Resist on page 86 of her book.  I have an image and a tag like hers and that is about it.  Oh well!  The work other artists share is supposed to be for inspiration.  So this is what Dina Wakley inspired me to do today.  Thank you Dina!

I invite you to get out there and get inspired!  Have a great weekend and as always I thank you for stopping by.  Talk to you soon.

Hey everyone!  In response to Annie's comment/request, this is the page I used for my inspiration and a photo of the cover of Dina's new book.

Have a great weekend.  


  1. Love the page Renee (tee hee and Dina's book - fab isn't it!!), you have truly created it in your own style but you can see Dina's inspiration. Beautiful work.
    Hugs x

  2. I don't know that I'm ever likely to see Dina's book, so I wish you'd have posted a photo of that page so we could see how you went off on your own. In any case, your page looks awesome! (I want one of those number stamps!)

  3. Oh, so glad you posted Dina's version! Thank you! I was originally going to write we could see where you went "wrong"... But I figured someone would take that the wrong way and out of context. And I can see now you did NOT go "wrong" at all! You took inspiration and kicked it right up to the top level! Your page is fabulous!

  4. Just browsed past several fantastic makes, so I've joined up as your newest follower so I don't miss anything else!
    Alison x