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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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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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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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Fun with Florals

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 […]

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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 […]

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Story Telling

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 […]

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Splatter Meadows

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 […]

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Sweetest Imperfection

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 […]

Photo of Mixed Media Strangeling Fairy by Tori Beveridge 2016

Another Little Fairy Painting

  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.        

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A Fey Waif

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. […]

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Playing Catch Up-Faces 6, 7, 8 & 9

What a busy week!  How was your’s?  I’m hoping it was wonderful and that you’re all set to have a fabulous and relaxing weekend. In between all the busy stuff that life throws at us, I did some doodles and a couple of quick little postcard size paintings. The doodles were done on two separate […]

Face 5 by ToriBeveridge 2016

Face #5 – Straight Inside of My Soul

This face only emerged after I gessoed over the one I had started which wasn’t working the way I had thought it would. I’m so glad I covered it up and let this girl come out. Lessons learned…gesso is my friend and to be flexible because every painting has a soul waiting to get out, […]