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Painting From Another Inspiration Stack

Painting From Another Inspiration Stack I enjoyed painting from the inspiration stack, which I shared with you last week, so much, that I decided to do it again.     I loved the words in the text piece of paper:  “Waiting in the wings.  Awash in feather she could easily be princess turned into swan”. […]

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From My Word Bowl -10

From My Word Bowl – 10 Last week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Tracy Verdugo taught me a new way to find inspiration to create with.  She introduced me to “Inspiration Stacks”.  I love-love-loved the idea! What is an inspiration stack?  It’s torn sheets of ephemera, scrapbook paper,  magazine and book pages etc. which are […]

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Enchanted Visions – Eerie Encounter

I was instantly inspired by Enchanted Visions’ theme for October.   Eerie Encounter.   Isn’t it perfect for this month of Halloween?  I love the definition of eerie. Definition of eerie:  1.  inspiring inexplicable fear, dread or uneasiness;  strange or frightening                               […]

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Day of The Dead Happy Mail

Isn’t it nice when you see something in your mail that isn’t a bill or a piece of junk mail?    I’m not talking about your email inbox.  I’m talking about your good old, snail mail mailbox. I love to receive mail, that is why I belong to a “Happy Mail” group on Face Book. […]

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Be Your Own Angel

Be Your Own Angel   I was inspired to paint this angel by a Life Book 2016 lesson by Ivy Newport. It was suggested to make it a paint over of a ‘selfie’ to make it a self portrait. Obviously, I did not do a self portrait and my interpretation of the lesson is different. […]

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From My Word Bowl 8 – WIP

From My Word Bowl 8 – A Work in Progress   Hi everyone.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  Sorry for being a day late with my word bowl words..  I had a few technical problems that had to be solved before I could post, but all is good now. I love this week’s […]

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Does This Ever Happen To You?

Does This Ever Happen To You?   Does a painting ever take over your creative process to the extent that you can’t work on, or think about painting anything else?  I’ve been dealing with this for the last couple of weeks. Ten days ago, (ten days ago!) I posted this photo of a work in progress […]

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From My Word Bowl – 6

Working with mixed media can sometimes make me feel very uncomfortable. I don’t always like the messiness and the chaos that results. I like other artists’ work, just not my own. It’s way out of my comfort zone.  Occasionally I force myself to do it and accept the result. That happened with this week’s art […]

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New Art – The Gateway

A few weeks ago, I shared this sneak peek of a painting I did for the Enchanted Visions theme, The Gateway, with my Facebook followers.   I couldn’t share the whole painting because Enchanted Visions hadn’t published it yet on their site.  I’m happy to say that they have published it and now I can share with […]

It’s Windy Out There

I thought I’d let you know that, yes, I am still painting during all these wonderful artist interviews. I hope you are enjoying the features, I know I am.  I painted this pretty girl last night.  I think her hair was inspired by the howling winds outside my window.  They are still howling this morning! […]

New Art – The Beekeeper

Back in February, I did a sketch for 29 Faces.  Last week, when I had little bits of time, I finally painted it.  It’s called The Beekeeper. It’s worked in watercolor, acrylic, collage, and ink on 9 X 12 140 lb cold press water color paper.  The actual painting is much softer, more pastel, and […]