Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I have great hope for 2009. Hope for this country, for my family and loved ones, for us all.
A good friend and I shared lunch today and talked of how as we are aging, we are not as willing to accept people or situations that are unpleasant to us anymore. We hold our tongues more and let others make their own choices. We are learning to just be still and find some inner peace.
Here's hoping that 2009 brings to all of us more creativity, love, and peace.
Monday, December 22, 2008
This year has brought me many blessing, and one is my friend Lynda. She not only shared a lot of her art with me, but shared techniques, ideas, day trips, and laughter. Her ideas spurred me on in many directions and for that I am grateful.
I think we have all been blessed this year with so many wonderful publications from artists like Kelly Rae Roberts and Susan Tuttle, among others, who have shared so much of themselves and their processes. And most of all, I am so grateful that there are so many artists who share their insights, art and so much of themselves in their blogs.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
With the artist board, it was easier to add embellishments and to stamp. The photo doesn't show very well, but the skirt is gathered in tulle, and the dress is partially painted and part magazine pieces. So much easier to be creative with the board.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I find these cradled boards so great because painting and collaging on the hard surface is so much easier. Have you tried it using wood, or a hard surface as opposed to a stretched canvas?
I keep going back with my coupon to purchase more....I'm hooked! lol
Sunday, November 23, 2008
As promised, I am sharing my first watercolor painting done in Michelle Browns online water color class. It is a fun class and I just love her British accent. If you can't tell, I am painting poppies.
I also added a poll to the on the right about your favorite art medium. Fabric has been my favorite for a long time, but acrylic painting is taking a very close second.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Back to making more colorful items..
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This afternoon was good for napping and then working on a painting that has been causing me grief for the past week. I can't seem to get her facial features right. I am happy with the background, but I have re-painted her face three times. Most of the trouble is with her eyes. Think I need to practice eyes before I start on my next one.
I used a technique from Kelly Rae Roberts book 'Taking Flight' to lay down the color for her face , using oil paintsticks. I really loved the result and will use that technique again on my next piece.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
While waiting for the 3:00 (EST) Art and Soul registration time, i decided to update my little brag book on quilts I have made in the past. I have many of them stored and backed up in Photoshop, but I decided to share a few of the older ones on this site. All of my traditional quilts are made from patterns found at the local quilt stores or in magazines. At the time and still, I have been mesmerized with batiks, and any other colorful fabrics I can find, so all of my quilts are full of color. I have always and still have a problem getting some of points to match when making traditional quilts, so I decided to venture into art quilting, where the quilting police will not come searching me out with the scornful eye. lol Hope you enjoy the happy colors....
Speaking of Hampton Art and Soul 2009, I have decided to only go for the weekend this year, and I so hope I can get into Lisa Kaus and Katy Kendrick's classes. Wish me luck!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I've been working on art journals the past few weeks, along with making a quilt. Working on the journals has been fun. I placed a few on my Etsy site today, so take a look. Here is one I will be putting up soon. Since falling in love with painting, I am trying more techniques, so this one is painted muslin fused to fabric, as well has hand painted and collaged art work inside the book. I also added a piece of art transfer.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Painting on muslin has inspired me to try other surfaces. I painted this piece on canvas.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
These painting were done on muslin and painted with Golden and other acrylic paints. I drew the house paintings, and the picture of the woman was drawn from a sketch by DJ Pettit, I painted it. I am in the process of using the paintings in quilted wall hangings which I will be posting soon. Not very good at drawing yet, but it is a lot of fun and a definite stress reducer.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Today we are going to work on more painting and translucent transfers. Stay tuned.