Monday, April 14, 2014

What I have been up to....





I have been making patches, sewing and embroidery, painting muslin.  I have printed out a few of my artwork pieces onto muslin.  My plan is to sew, embroider and embellish them and make something out of them, maybe a purse maybe add them to an old quilt that is falling apart and turning it into something more unique.  It is so relaxing and tiring and boring at times but it takes me to places that are peaceful and calming!

Friday, March 28, 2014

I have been busy filling up my Moleskine wc journal.




the top one is for Misty Mawn's class Full Circle, Gesso and Stabilo pencil. I found a b&w photo on Pinterest.  I used the photo to draw from and to use half of the photo on the left side then gessoed over all over it.  I am a bit off, the drawing from the photo but it was fun and I am satisfied with the outcome!   The middle one is old text, gesso, watercolor and Derwent Graphitint wc pencils, stabile, decorated deli paper (I decorated then collaged), Golden titanium white and ochre.  The third one is Derwent Graphitint pencils, graphite, Golden titanium white and Prismacolor pencils.  I found a b&w photo on Pinterest, Anna Pavlova and her swan Jack taken in 1905.  I just wanted to add it to my wc journal.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I am taking Misy Mawn's online class Full Circle.

One of the projects is to draw or paint flowers.  I have always had a hard time drawing and painting flowers.  I was given some Rosin paper to play around with  (TY Zorana)...I had been using many different mediums on this piece.  I cut it up and pasted it to my art journal that I am working in for Full Circle and then decided to paint over it.  Here it is...

Lo and behold a flower popped up.  I promise you I wasn't even thinking I was just letting my hand move with a brush and some paint.  I did want to try a flower but just wasn't keeping any high expectations!  I am happy with this one so far.  I do have a collection of seeds and pods on a  Pinterest board that I want to practice drawing!
 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Playing with bubble wrap in my art journal...


I had an idea, don't know if I like it but if you know me you know I like to experiment.  I received a bubble wrapped envelope and started to throw it away.  I cut it and started to peal/scrape back the envelope and decided to put a print behind it leaving some of the envelope intact.  What else is an art journal for if not to play with I ask? 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Another version of the same...


This on done all in graphite.  I think I will move on now.  I did have to try another one only because that last one gave me so many problems, I can see a bit more is needed to fix the neck but again it is only practice and playing so I am not too concerned.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Today feeling mellow...


I just feel like playing with my pencil to try to get back into the groove!  I think I may end up using some collage in this, it is just pencil in my sketchbook so far.  I did try some bit of a light pastel on it and don't like the result so maybe I will end up painting this one.  I kind of like the idea of partial faces with some paint like maybe a shadow or ghost effect.  It is funny how my taste changes with the years.  What I use to like is so so to me now.  Growing pains maybe!


 
Here with a little more work.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wip...


This is an old record album that I started a while back in one of Sharon Tomlinson's classes.  I have to do some house cleaning and found the album and added some more paper's.   I covered the actual album holders with some watercolor paper and Golden's Heavy Gel medium.  I used freezer paper in between the album holders to keep them from gluing together, now all I have to do is paint collage and decorate.  I left them until the pages became absolutely dried.  It will be nice to store other projects in each folder.  This album contained four 78 rpm records so now I have four folders within this journal!  Of course you know this interrupted my house cleaning!  I am still processing in my head that last post of the project plus one other so I have three going on in my head at once.  Let's see which one I complete first.

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