Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This weeks Inspire Me Thursday's challange this week is to try to sum up yourself in one word. I'm not sure you really can just use one word but the closest I could come to is the word Changing. I hope to always be changing and growing. I guess growing is another word that I would apply to what my life is about. I hope that I am always growing but I know for sure that I'm changing.
This piece started with trying out some techniques for backgrounds I saw in Taking Flight using bits of paper with paint brayered on and then I applied some techniques from an online class by Pam Carriker for journaling. I'm trying my hand at the jornalistic style of collage and doodling. I think I like the results.
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This week's IMT challenge was swirls and I'm a little late posting for it. Just under the wire here.
Playing with modeling paste and a swirls template. Haven't decided what else I want to do with this but had fun playing with textrues and layers.
I posted the full picture here.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Finally trying to get back to posting for Inspire Me Thursday. I'm late on this one for the March 6th topic of Bamboo. Took this picture at the Atlanta Zoo of some bamboo with grafiti on it. Thought it added some nice visual texture.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Chris Cozen. I'm not sure what else I'm going to do with it yet but I need to put my own stamp on it.
Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts. I used a little trowel to spread out the paint and ended up with too much. I wanted more of the papers I used to show through so I've started another one but haven't taken pictures yet. I finally pulled out the brayer to paint with and I have to say I love playing with it. I tried her trick of laying bubble wrap in modeling paste but mine is more gloppy. Maybe the bubble wrap is a little flat so to speak. You just can't fine quality bubble wrap these days. ;-) Haven't decided what to do with this one either but I think it will make a nice background for something.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Well, last Friday I took my camera to work and played with a pile of Dove wrappers. This one is straight out of the camera. There is just something about them. They have some cool sayings, they came from chocolate, they sparkle, they came from chocolate...
You get the idea. I've got more of them and will post them after playing with them some. Also took some of the window with the Cirque de Solei tents in the background playing with the aperture settings. They didn't finish uploading last night so they will come later.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
The other item I won is this beautiful piece from Nancy Donaldson of All Pulped Out.