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Monday, October 21, 2013

Art from trash


I'm making earring components from an empty hair colorant can from the salon. Together with some Ice Enamels and some blood, sweat, and tears.. I think they're turning out kind of spiffy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


So not my style, but fun to do just the same.  watercolor crayon, graphite, acrylic paint, prismacolor

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two of my favorite things again

I've mentioned before I love rocks and the ocean. They're at the top of the list-o-faves. If I had to pick one over the other, it would be tough! By themselves they are lovely. Together, I can't really put it into words!  As I was semi-scampering (don't want to break a hip!) over these rocks the other day, I said out loud to the world, "I'm so in love right now!" I didn't think about it; it just somehow came out of my mouth.  That's just how it felt.  I hope you have a place where you feel the same. ( Part1 http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4965407228902351826#editor/target=post;postID=233559634253273894;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=60;src=postname)




Monday, July 1, 2013

Art is everywhere..

Even in a faded plastic table cloth!  This pattern is created by an inexpensive table cover left over from graduation festivities.  It's covering a glass-top table on the deck. Moisture has gotten underneath and the sun has faded the once-red plastic to pink. So a combination of the elements has created this pattern - we have not manipulated it in any way.  The table underneath is black.  How cool is this!

 
 
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Housework? nope.

"Sometimes it's okay to pick the flowers."   Collage, ink, acrylic paint, gesso, graphite, watercolor crayon.  
 
 
Instead of my chores and assorted tasks, I was doing this.  I typically tell myself when everything is done it's okay to allow myself time to create.. guess what? everything - whatever that is - is NEVER done and there is no time to create.  So, lately I've just been saying yes to myself here and there and no to those things, which in the big picture aren't that important... you know, like housework! Who's with me?!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Always a Bridesmaid

First page in my Canson mixed media pad.  It's titled "Always a Bridesmaid"  The title came afterwards. Not sure where that came from - it just did.. you know how that is?

collage, acrylic paint, watercolor crayon, charcoal, india ink, acrylic ink, graphite

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My husband doesn't bring me flowers.......

... he brings me this kind of thing instead.  He gets me.  But I'd enjoy flowers now and again (ever?), too!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Craftsy fun!


I made this pouch featured here:  http://www.craftsy.com/class/bag-making-basics-reversible-tote-and-zipper-pouch/148  for my daughter for Christmas.  She uses it for a travel art kit.  It was fun and easy! Give it a whirl.  I'm planning on making more.  I think I'd actually sew more, if I watched more instructional videos, as I am a visual learner.  When I sew from printed directions, there is smoke rolling off ye olde seam ripper - she gets a workout!!  Here's how mine turned out. BTW - no seam rippers were harmed in the making. I'd love to see yours, if you make one. Meanwhile, I'm off to see what else Craftsy has going on. :D