This week’s words from MY Word Bowl are: her hair cheerfully sending love I love to sketch and paint girls with long flowing hair, so these words instantly inspired me and I created this mixed media journal spread. If this week’s words inspire you to create something too, I’d love if you […]
Here’s a sweet little mixed media girl I painted a few weeks ago. I have a few unfinished pieces on my table and now that I’m over the flu, I can’t wait to get back to painting.
Here is a colorful, messy acrylic painting which I painted while trying to follow Tracy Verdugo’s lesson in Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018. I really like the girl and love the way her hair and headdress turned out. The background wasn’t totally successful. (backgrounds are always hard for me) It is far too messy […]
A much more colorful piece of art to share with you today. I painted this last week while following a Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018 lesson by Mystelle Kirkeeng. You create a mixed media background and then find a face or picture in the paint. This is something I have always enjoyed doing with […]
Morning warm up with a quick painting and a limited palette. Tried to keep it quick and loose. Now I’m moving into messy, colorful, abstract backgrounds. Having fun! What are you doing this morning?
Fall Is Coming Autumn is nearly here. My favorite season. Everything changes. A fresh breeze blows. Energy returns. Shadows lengthen. Patterns change. But, right now, it’s 90 degrees. It’s still summer. I have tomatoes on the vine, eggs to collect, and peach and apple pies to bake. I have plans to flesh out and implement […]
This was originally posted on January 5th 2016. I’m reposting it in response to Effy Wild’s Artfully Wild Blog Along’s nudge for today: “Dig something really good out of your archived writings”. Because this has primarily been a blog dedicated to displaying art and not to writing words, I have very few archived “writings”. This […]
The first day of the rest of this blog. The fear of the blank page has followed me from my art table to here. In order to break it, I speed sketched and painted a tag; it’s sole purpose to bring me back to blogging. Baby Steps. Thank you to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]