From My Word Bowl – Week 4 This week, the words from my word bowl worked very well together and I was instantly inspired to paint a thoughtful, gentle face. Instead of reaching for a blank canvas or piece of paper, I instead looked through my “terrible” art pile. This is a pile of […]
Fun with Florals I’ve been having lots of fun with Tamara Laporte’s and Wyanne Thompson’s latest lessons in Life Book 2016. I didn’t have all of the materials that they used, so I used what I had and did my own interpretations of the lessons. Lots of splatters, splotches and squiggly […]
A photo of my morning sketch. I love working with ink and watercolor.
Sometimes my word bowl fails me and gives me such random unrelated words, that I cheat and put them back and keep drawing from it until I get something I like. That happened today. The first words I picked, “there she was” sounded promising, but then… “fetch the cows”. Seriously?! How did those words […]
This week’s words pulled from my word bowl are: I decided to use them with a sketch I did this morning. I used watercolor, colored pencil and ink and the words. If the words from my word bowl inspire you to create something, please leave me a little […]
My goal in my art has always been more than creating a pretty face or flower. I’ve wanted to tell a story. This painting fulfilled that goal for me. This painting is a 9 x 12 mixed media piece, and was done using techniques learned in this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson, with […]
I know that I am not the only artist who looks for inspiration. On my table is a bowl filled with words and phrases cut from magazines and print-outs of poems, quotes and stories that I’ve found while browsing around the web. When I’m looking for inspiration, I pull a few words from the […]
This week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport was wonderful. I adored it. (adore.. I love that word!) I painted along while I watched and listened, at times getting a little ahead of the lesson. I enjoyed the unpredictability, lightness and freedom of painting solely with watercolor, after all the mixed media I’ve been doing. […]
Out here, where I live, I don’t have to go much further than outside my own door to find beautiful wildflower meadows. So it doesn’t surprise me that…. I’ve gone wild for wildflowers! Seriously. Once I started painting these I couldn’t stop. I blame it all on the Facebook mail art group that I […]
Sometimes, you simply have to let go and have fun. Slap the paint on the paper or canvas and know that whatever you do, you can’t mess it up, because there was never anything there to mess up. What ever you create is what you were supposed to create. It’s perfection lies in […]
I’m sharing this magical creature I painted yesterday with you, in hope that she brings a little of the magic she brought to me, into your day.
Hello friends! Yes, I am still here and I am still making art and I am so so happy to see that you are here too! Sending you all some love this afternoon via this sweet, sketchy, little fairy mixed media painting, which was prompted by two words I pulled out of my Word Bowl. […]