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Meet The Artist – Betty Guffey Richardson

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday! Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a wonderful, sweet and caring artist who is not only extremely talented but also very supportive of, and encouraging to other artists. Please meet Betty Guffey Richardson Who is, “BETTY”?  Tell us a little about yourself. This is a hard question […]

Someone Please Tell Me How….

Please, could someone tell me how I started today’s painting with soft pastel colors and a very light hand…. and ended up with this…. ?????? Please click to see a larger version of this loose 9×12 inch journal page worked in acrylics, colored pencil and ink. There was a serious disconnect between what I thought […]

Can You, Journal Page Spread

Earlier this week, someone in a Facebook group I’m a member of, shared an art journal exercise/prompt, to flip through magazines and cut out words that spoke to you.  Then you were to use the words in your journal.  Her journal pages were inspiring.  They were filled with words that were characteristics of the person […]

A Loose Journal Page

This is a loose art journal page, because I wanted to do something a little larger than my journal allows.  I’ve been doing quite a few small pieces lately and I wanted to stretch.  I reached for a 9 x12 piece of mixed media paper. I didn’t know what I was going to do, except […]

Art Journaling – Observations

Hi my friends. It has felt so strange not to be posting every day.  I did force myself to take a short break from the blog.  I felt I needed it after the intensity of the thirty paintings and postings in September. I’ve been focusing more on my art journal over the past few days […]

Trying To Imagine Art Journal Pages

It’s been ages since I did anything in my art journal, so I decided to finish a spread that I started back in the summer. Trying To Imagine Art Journal Pages by Tori Beveridge I had done the collaged girl on a post card sized piece of paper and decided she needed the rest of […]

Mailing Alice and A Practice in Painting

Over on Angela Kennedy’s Community, Creative Souls, I took part in an ATC swap.  The theme was Alice in Wonderland.  Have I ever mentioned I love Alice in Wonderland?  I have adored the books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass since I was a child and have read and reread them more […]

Collector of Memories

Collector of Memories Loose journal page Mixed media using Faber Castel Gel Sticks, acrylic paint, gesso, stamps, tissue paper, etc., on 9×12 water color paper. The message: “Everyday moments become cherished memories” “collector of memories” “Remember the wonderful parts” I started this to practice relaxing about “messy looking” backgrounds. … I made myself stay away […]

Journal and Digital Art Pieces

This week has been really busy.  I’ve been working outside most days, but I did take the time to do a little bit of art. This cute girl was another just for fun doodle, and she really was fun and relaxing to work on. I did tackle an old digital piece that I was never […]

What The Paint Splatters Revealed

On April 1st, I splashed some paint on one of my journal pages.  I’d seen an exercise on a blog somewhere, (for the life of me, I can’t remember where, I’ve visited so many blogs lately), where you splatter paint on a page and let it dry, then go back later and see what you […]

My Fairy Art Mother’s Message

I love fantasy art and my digital work is full of fairies and elves, so I guess a fairy was bound to make her appearance in my doodle/sketch book sooner or later. She wasn’t a serious sketch.  She was a “just to doodle”, doodle, just for me, while I was watching television.  I started with […]

Art Journal – Let It Bloom

Get swept away in your imagination.  Let it bloom. I’m working on being more comfortable with my painting.  What looks like a mistake doesn’t have to be, or it can be painted over.  When I work digitally, I always have the security of the undo or delete a layer.  I have to get comfortable working […]