Friday, March 28, 2014

A coating and some art...

Our weather forecast for this past Tuesday was a "coating" of snow, followed by rain.
This is what we got...
A little over 7 inches and it was still coming down.
Ten straight hours of snow, a total of 8 inches when it was all done. 
Nothing like a snow day for many hours of creating...
Live life with an open heart 
Rejoice Everyday 
No title yet, this is still a work in progress 
Life is a dream 
Close up
These are all pages in my current art journal.
Making the most of a day indoors.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Acrylics and Ink...

Untitled, 5 x 5 on paper
Still playing around with acrylics and ink mixed with glazing medium.
I really need to take some art classes, I'm such an amateur
but I sure do have fun.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pan Pastels...

For a long time I have wanted to try pan pastels and
finally ordered two sets a few weeks ago.
I choose Exploring Mixed Media 1 & 2 thinking these
would be the best ones for me to start out with. These
two sets consist of colors selected by Donna Downey.
I've spent hours online watching videos on how
to use. It will take just as many hours of practice but
I love them. The colors are fabulous and I look
forward to adding more sets to my collection.
Here's my first attempt...
I've got a lot to learn especially perfecting the blending technique.
This was created using the leftover pastel on the sponges.
I think I like it best.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Butterfly 8x8 canvas panel
acrylics, ink, printed tissue and rice paper
I love rice paper and the texture it adds to a piece.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

5 x 5 Art...

Acrylics, inks, tea bag and rice paper on canvas 
Acrylics and inks on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and rice paper on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas
Experimenting with tea bags, rice paper and cheesecloth,
what an interesting and fun way to add dimension.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Creating daily...

Here are a few of my newest pieces...
Bluebird 5 x 7
mixed media on paper
Peaceful Life 5 x 7
mixed media on paper
On the pond 6 x9
Acrylic on paper 
Red Flowers 6 x 9
mixed media on paper

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Grand Ole Flag...

I find inspiration in many places but there are times
when I get creative block. Recently, I was stuck and went
looking through old magazines for something to
get me started again. Found this idea in an old issue of
Cloth, Paper, Scissors.