Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's in the cards...

or let's say, it could be in the cards. It had been suggested that I offer a line of cards featuring my original mixed media art. After some thought and research, I decided to do just that. My ArtCards will be available in The Gallery at the Lynchburg Community Market, hopefully by this Saturday. I have seven different cards (blank inside) and each is numbered and signed. I am limiting the printing to 200 of each one. Here are two that will be included in the first series... Soar Believe Ever couple of months I will release a few new cards, hope I can keep up! A few more pieces to share over the next few days. Hope you are having a fantastic week. Note: not sure why Blogger is acting up this morning, cannot get post to format properly, my apologies...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beginning to bud...

The trees and weather were gorgeous last week, took these photos walking around the yard.We woke this morning to snow, sleet, freezing rain and it's supposed to be cool all week.

Anxiously waiting for Spring to arrive and stay!

Have a great week.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Collage Backgrounds...

I keep several extra pieces of watercolor paper on my work table for extra paint and experimenting. At the end of the day, all my leftover paint gets applied to one or several pieces. I also experiment with different brushes and various items.
Here are several pieces from the last couple of weeks...

Once I feel that a piece has had enough, I scan and save it. The original will be used as a journal page later on.
Last week as my printer was running low on ink, I printed out several pages. With each page the color got weaker. I made copies until the ink was gone and then cut the copies into pieces.
This is what I created with several pieces...

Home Sweet Home
10 x 8 Canvas
acrylics, watercolors, ink
Hope you are having a great week!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring...

Home is where one starts from. T. S. Elliot

Size: 9 x 9
acrylics, patterned paper, vintage text, rub ons

Wish this is what I could do, all day, every day, it never gets boring.
I do have several more pieces in the works and I'm ready to get started, a little March Madness and a lot of paint, what a way to spend the day!
Have a fantastic week.

Friday, March 18, 2011


is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
A favorite quote of mine.

This collage started with an assortment of one inch squares, cut from magazines, old books, vintage sheet music, patterned paper, a vintage sewing pattern and maps, which I adhered to a piece of watercolor paper.

Size: 10 x 8
acrylics, ink, matte medium, vintage images, assorted papers
Still happily creating...hope you are too.
ave a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Light tomorrow with today...

Another collage to share...

Light tomorrow with today.
Love this little girl, those big, beautiful eyes.
More experimenting using paint with different tools. Items used in this collage include a foam stamp, egg carton, bubble wrap and several different paint brushes.
Hope you are having a great day.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Follow your dreams...

follow your dreams
Canvas size: 9 x 9
acrylics, ink, matte medium, vintage images, sewing pattern pieces and sheet music

Still working through a series of collage art labs and workshops, still loving every minute of it.
More pieces to share, just need to get them scanned.
Follow YOUR dreams...

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Little Angel...

Our neice, Emma, turned 3 last month and I had decided that I was going to make her a gift this year. She gets plenty of toys and clothes and I wanted to do something different, maybe something cute for her room.
Here is what I ended up making...

Emma Angel
I framed it in a bronze colored frame, her room is pink and brown.
I took the photo at Christmas.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Outside of my comfort zone...

Although I love taking photos, I have no desire to ever be, what I call, a studio photographer. There's just too much pressure. A few weeks ago however I did take a few photos for a family friend. Still a bit of pressure, what if none turn out, what if she isn't happy with them and so on. Several did turn out and she was pleased but I think I'll stick to the grandchildren and nature.
Here is my favorite...

Happy Friday, have a great weekend.