Saturday, August 25, 2012

Out of the Journal - Week 4

It is Week 4 of Dina Wakley's Out of the Journal Challenge and I've finally framed up my Jane Davies inspired collage/watercolor/ink prints!
They are hanging in a corner of the living room where Caleb's lizard, Clyde, can enjoy them - notice how he is gazing upon their artsy beauty.  Clyde is a very discerning lizard - he has fine taste in art and in food (his current favorites are canned caterpillars and clover buds from the backyard).  
It is a long story how he traveled from Caleb's upstairs bedroom down to the corner of the living room but you can rest assured that it was never my intention to have a lizard in "my space" - the perils of being a mother to boys!!
Anyhoo - Janie Davies recently had an art retreat and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer attended.  Oh man - I so wish I could've been there!! 
On a completely different note - Got together with Kim the other day and she gifted me with the above book which is a old manual on mine first aid.  So cool!  
Kim knows my love of weird medical stuff and this book is chock full of how to bandage all sorts of wounds. The above pictures give you a small sampling of ways you can bandage up your head in a mining emergency (yes, there were pics of how to bandage a wound to the buttocks too - just in case you were wondering).  Obviously in a mining accident the issues are stabilizing the patient and removing them from the mine so there were pages and pages and pages of how to carry an accident victim as well.
This is my favorite part of the book because of the little doodles across the top of the page.  I can just imagine the miner in his mandatory safety meeting doodling the places that foreign bodies can lodge. 
Did you see the warning about the possibilities of coins, needles, false teeth, etc getting lodged in the windpipe?  It also says to be careful about laughing while you have anything in your mouth so you don't accidentally suck it into your windpipe.  What if you laugh while eating and wearing false teeth??!!  Dangerous stuff. . .

8 comments:

clare said...

wow! love the modern style and fab colours. x

Gina Sismilich said...

Those are beautiful pieces and they look so fabulous grouped together that way. I am excited to be going to one of Jane's classes in Saluda, NC in just a couple of weeks!

Joanna said...

Clyde is a very cool lizard! Great artwork and I LOVE that book, the doodles are hysterical and thank goodness we know where to go for the treatment of poisons ;D

Carolyn Dube said...

These are stunning on the wall! I would have loved to have been at that workshop too!

Kimberly Jones said...

Love your framed prints! They look so good on te wall and I'm sure Clyde appreciates a little art now and then!
I knew that book was perfect for you! Your comments about it are so funny! Enjoy!

DJ said...

love the presentation!! and cool book!

Sue said...

Love the abstract feel of this piece. Better you than me with a lizard in your living room!!

veronica said...

cool! thanks for sharing the snippets of the book too!