Friday, December 25, 2009
Yesterday was a wonderful time of family, friends and fun. Of course there was also massive amounts of food, ribeye roast, baked potatoes, asparagus, bacon wrapped oysters, cookies, chocolate cake and probably something else I'm forgetting.
Today was my traditional pajama day full of watching movies. Watched Julie Julia and if I weren't in such a bum mood I would have had to start cooking up a storm. It was definitely inspiring. Well back to my couch potatoedness.
Monday, November 09, 2009
filing and shredding. Something I've been putting off for at least a
year so you can imagine the piles. It's sort of like trying to clean
all the sand out of the nooks and crannies after a day at the beach
but not nearly as fun. Now I have to organize all the stuff I've been
accumulating to use for texture in mixed media. My friends just shake
their heads at me every time I say "Don't throw that away. I can use
This morning was a beautiful sunrise. Not sure how well this will
translate from the iPhone but it was prettier than this. Had to hold
the phone through the blinds in my office.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I also finally started looking at the videos for an online class I signed up for called Spill It!. I haven't started anything yet but I'm so excited that I finally know how to make drips. Sad to say I've been trying all wrong and now know at least one better way. Carmen in the instructor and I just love her colors and textures. Check out her art on Flickr.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
-- Posted from my iPhone
Friday, October 16, 2009
I also signed up for an online class that looks like it will be a lot of fun. I'll have to post the link since this post is coming from my iPhone. My wireless router died so have to get a new one sometime this weekend so I can have my Internet back.
-- Posted from my iPhone
Friday, October 09, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
responsibilities. That's my excuse for not being a better blogger. I
have been very leisurly working on two pieces I hope I like enough to
hang in my new office. Yes, I got to graduate from Vineland to an
actual office. It still feels odd.
On another note this little kitty wandered into our yard hungry and
scared and Momma brought her in. The boys, Scooter and Tigger, aren't
sure what to make of her yet. I decided to call her Pixie but not sure
I'm sold on that so open to any suggestions.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I've mentioned some of the art classes on dvd and one I watched recently was by Ann Baldwin called Text & Texture in Mixed Media Collage. It was really more about basic texturing instructions but very informative. I also bought her book Creative Paint Workshop which has some great examples and some projects you can follow. I utilized a photo of a tree I had taken a while back at Piedmont Park and incorporated it as my focal point. I didn't take pictures of the process and wish I had. At several points I was not happy with it but once I did a final wash with white gesso and added the birds on a wire stamp from the Tim Holtz collection I was much happier. It's going into my Etsy shop so hopefully someone else will like it.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
So to continue transforming from something I don't like into something I do like, I took the above play canvas and tweeked it some more with Golden interference paint and cut it up for ATC's. I added some embossed metal, stamped metal hearts and funky yarn. All this to participate in an ATC trade with ELK who's art you really need to check out.
Mary, sent me some punchanella after I asked if she knew any place in town that carries it. She sent not just one but two different kinds. I can't wait to play with it although at the moment it is so pretty and shiney. I actually can see using some as an element somewhere. We shall see.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Some other things I've been doing is revisiting some pages in my art journal that I'm just not happy with. This first one just felt too bare and simplistic but I had to walk away for a while.
I bought some lovely metalic Lumiere paints and played with them on and used some Golden Air Brush paint. It probably still doesn't have enough depth but I'm much happier with the feel of it now. I at least enjoy seeing it when I flip the pages.
This is another one that felt very flat and boring so I ripped off the buttons and metal flower and went to town playing with layering paint.