Day 6 30 Paintings in 30 Days – 4th Face

Imagine Possibility Mixed Media using watercolor, watercolor pencils, acrylic and ink on 4×6 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. (the photograph doesn’t do it justice.. it’s so much prettier with so many more layers of color and shading than you can see here) Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day 6

Your Heart

When I started this, I had no idea where I was going to go with it. First there was the heart on her dress, then another and another…. No matter how fragile you think you, or your heart are, don’t let those thoughts stop you from following your heart, your dreams.  Be brave!  Be daring! […]

A Tag and A Pear

For the longest time, my acrylics have been sitting and collecting dust… well all except my white, I use my white ALOT. I did a little ATC sized practice pear, and a tag for an exchange I’m taking part in Something tells me that white is no longer going to be the only acrylic paint […]

A Girl Filled with Inner Joy

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”  ~ Eckhart Tolle Inner Joy done with Inks, Faber Castell Gel sticks, Acrylic and Collage on 9×12 water color paper.

SoC Week 4

Pink and Apple Green, with a smudge, splash or a pop of dark green. Such luscious, girly-girl colors for this week at Summer of Color. Pinks and greens together, always make me think of flowers, so it’s no surprise that flowers are included in what I did this week. The first thing I did was […]

SOC Week 3

Summer of Color 4’s palette this week was Lavender and Grey with a smudge, splash or pop of Plum.Absolutely fabulous colors to work with!  So fabulous, that I was inspired to create three pieces of art using them, two mixed medium and one digital. It reads:  “discover yourself” and “It’s never too late to be […]

SOC Week 1

The colors for Week 1 of Summer of Color are Aqua and Yellow with a smudge, splash or pop of pink. This turned out to be an explosion of yellow, (which really doesn’t show in the photos – it’s so much more vibrant in reality) and which was totally unplanned.  I started with the aqua […]

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 […]

Inspiration Block – Be Yourself

Recently I picked up Julie Nutting’s book, Collage Couture. I love the book and I  love her collage girls.  This inspiration block was my first attempt at it.   This block also marked the first time that I actually loved the background that I created with torn papers and paint. While I like the girl […]

One Cup At A Time, Inspiration Block

A new inspiration block.  I love these little blocks of wood. Piled up cups.  I’m sure you’ve seen them before or maybe even created your own cup art.  There’s just something about tea and coffee cups and what they symbolize.  Slowing down.  Taking time to have a cup of tea and have a conversation with […]

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 […]

More Practice – To The Dreamer

To the dreamer, everything is possible. This piece was inspired by our first true spring day with blue skies and little fluffy clouds.  The message is so fitting right now, as I am up to my elbows in seeds and planting and organising for our other projects here at home and still trying to practice […]