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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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From My Word Bowl – 9

From My Word Bowl – 9 This week I drew two great phrases and the word, and, from my word bowl. The sketch I did, I didn’t really “fuss over”, except to add some watercolor to it.   I think she looks a little surprised, by what I’m not sure, but I’m happy that the […]

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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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From My Word Bowl – 30 in 30 #12

From My Word Bowl – 30 in 30 Painting # 12   I wasn’t going to bring From My Word Bowl back until after 30 Paintings in 30 Days and 29 Faces were finished, but I needed a little inspiration for today’s watercolor face. These were today’s words:     Thanks for having a peek […]

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30 in 30 #8

One of my favorite ways to paint a face… drippy watercolor.  This is my eighth painting for Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days and my 7th face for 29 Faces.   Thanks for having a peek today.  I’ll try to be back tomorrow with another painting.  Until then, have a beautiful day and don’t forget to […]

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30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1

30 Paintings in 30 Days – Day 1 Once again, I’m taking part in Leslie Saeta’s Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge.  It begins today and I’m happy to share my first painting with you.     This is an 8 x 10 acrylic over collage piece, done on 140 lb cold press paper. Here is a […]

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Two Girls

Two Girls Two Girls is the result of this week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport and Tamara Laporte.  It really spoke to me because I am so comfortable with the mix or ‘jam’ as they called it of their two styles.  We were asked to use limited supplies of our choice.  I chose pencil, […]

From My Word Bowl 5 Two Aceos by Tori Beveridge

From My Word Bowl – 5

From My Word Bowl – 5 This week’s words inspired me to create two aceos.  Two aceos because of “the two”.     The words spirit and humble reminded me of the style and techniques taught in one of Life Book 2016’s lessons by Shiloh Sophia .  I wasn’t in a painterly sort of mood, so […]

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From My Word Bowl – 4

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 […]

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From My Word Bowl – 3

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 […]

From The Word Bowl Photo by Tori Beveridge

From My Word Bowl

  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 […]

BlueJaneLB by Tori Beveridge 2016 Photo

Watercolor Portrait

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. […]