Monday, May 23, 2016
Using Anne Bagby's technique of making 'complicated' papers, I made this collage for a new book I am creating. It feels so good to be playing with paper again. After my husband died very
unexpectedly, I felt like I would NEVER create again. Slowly, the Muse has returned and I am, once again, creating. This collage is about my life after his death. New Beginnings. I am just now, after almost 2 years thinking of the future and what is NEXT...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Face of woman 1
using Lynn Perella's techniques
Face of woman 2
using Anne Bagby's techniques
Face of woman 3
using Anne Bagby's techniques
This past weekend I attended a great workshop. I try to go to one a year. This one was fantastic!
The teachers were both amazing artists, Lynn Perella and Anne Bagby. We all met in Connecticut and spent a wonderful 3 days flinging paint and cutting paper! Can it get better than that?? The workshop was called Marrakesh Destiny. We focused on Moroccan art and design. It was other-worldly, moody and all around amazing. I met wonderful fellow artists. If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with either of these artists you will love it. I learned a lot and stretched my art muscles, which is always a good thing, Going out of my comfort zone helps me expand my art. It helps me to see my art in a whole new way and wakes up my Muse. Last night I got out my idea book and the ideas were flowing. I now have a series starting in my idea book. Isn't that the way of art? I feel so blessed to be able to spend my free time as a retiree making my art. Life is good!
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
in my art journal
I was on the beach recently and had my lunch. This guy landed and obviously wanted in. So I shared my bread with him. He just stood there, staring with such attitude! So he is now in my art journal. I sketched him with color pencils and watercolor.
Friday, February 19, 2016
I've found lots of shells in my shelling expeditions and this wonderful square box in which to keep them. Now, what to do with them? I love them and may opt to just keep them as a collection and not do any crafting. I think I need to do some Pinterest hunting to see about crafting with shells. I've been painting them which you can see here, on my other blog.
Monday, January 11, 2016
I've been hunting down old furniture to refinish with chalk paint. This is a chair I found for $5.00. It started out as black with a red faux leather seat. I'll post the end result when I finish it. I am using Annie Sloan chalk paint, Old White and Duck Egg Blue. So that's my 'crafting' lately. And no painting (pictures, that is) for now.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I made the flowers with the same paper as I used on each page, so they match perfectly. I added metal chain and vintage rhinestones around the bouquet. I added a whole lot of glossy accents to the flowers and a touch of glitter. Click HERE to see a YouTube video of this mini and the inside pages.