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.
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days – Day 2 Today’s painting is another mixed media piece, with lots of layers. I named it, ‘Three Generations’. And a look at the details and texture… Thanks for having a peek today. I’ll be back tomorrow with another painting. Until then, have a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A photo of my morning sketch. I love working with ink and watercolor.
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 […]
This week’s words pulled from my word bowl are: I decided to use them with a sketch I did this morning. I used watercolor, colored pencil and ink and the words. If the words from my word bowl inspire you to create something, please leave me a little […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]