Wreck This Tuesdays: 4

Okay, so I’m not proud of the fact that I haven’t done a Wreck This Journal post in over two weeks. Life got in the way.

Instead of three pages, here are four to make up for my slacking off on these (please disregard my chipped nail polish!):

Spilling Things

This ended up being kind of funny. I dripped some zinfandel and then some cranberry juice on the page, which was great. It left a nice pinkish color on it. But then I decided to be Dana and dump water on it, washing away the color once dried.

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Anyway, that was a fun little experiment.

Coloring

My favorite color is yellow and people say I look great in green, so I used those two colors in different shades for this page. I decided to color patches of each shade diagonally to make it a bit more interesting.

Newspaper

The prompt for this page was to stick a page from a newspaper on it and color the newspaper page in. I chose to color the page blue because I’m sad that I won’t be able to enjoy this summer music and movie series đŸ˜„

Tape

I had some old washi tape laying around, so when I saw this prompt to stick two pages together, I felt so glad I had something fun to do it with! The pattern on the tape is multicolored vertical lines, which give the white page some life.

And yes, I got hair stuck on the washi tape. Lol.

See you next week with three more wrecked pages!

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Gallery Mondays: Frank Leslie’s ‘Illustrated Newspaper’

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As a journalist, looking at old newspapers excites me. I love looking at the typeface used and the old photographs placed on the paper’s yellowing pages. But perhaps most of all, I love learning about the history of the publication.

While I was sipping on some white wine at Cooper Union during Ada Calhoun’s book party, I saw this page from the April 14, 1883 edition of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper on the wall. It caught my eye because of all the intricate drawings featured on the page, ironically of students working in several art-related classes.

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper was a pictorial publication started by illustrator and publisher Frank Leslie. It ran from 1852 to 1922.

The paper featured articles by figures such as Louisa May Alcott, Ellis Parker, and Helen R. Martin. Well known illustrators for the paper included Norman Rockwell and Albert Berghaus.

Many of the pages from this publication are collectors items that sell for about $500 a page. The paper is a very interesting way to convey powerful news stories.

Learn more about the illustrated newspaper here.

Gallery Mondays: Hope Gangloff @ Susan Inglett Gallery

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I stepped out this morning at about 7:45 a.m. and it was 60 °F.

Fall is definitely upon us.

This painting by Hope Gangloff reminds me of the weather that’s coming to NYC soon. It just makes you want to curl up on a chair with some tea.

I saw this painting back in May at the Susan Inglett Gallery. What really intrigued me about this painting is the newspapers on the floor and the way the letters jump off the page.

That and the fuzzy green slippers.

I think I could stare at Hope Gangloff’s paintings all day. The lines are just gorgeous in absolutely every single one of her paintings. They make the paintings look so real and yet so animated all at once.

See more of the images from the exhibition here.