Saturday, January 22, 2011

A new product...I have ordered this and will let you know.

Go to danielsmith.com it is called watercolor ground you can see it with this link. The possibilites!!! I order some and can't wait to try it. I want to try it on cloth and canvas.


http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-284-055-001

Something else that is really interesting...

This year we will experience 4 unusual dates; 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11. NOW figure this out; take the last 2 digits of the year you were born plus the age you will be this year & see what you get!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My reminder to be grateful for the little things in life!

I, like so many of us need a reminder to be thankful of/for the little blessings in life. I heard that humans are the only species on this planet that are aware of being or rather being aware of consciousness. I sometimes wonder about that, especially when I see a pod of porpoise or whales. Not to forget elephants either for that matter! They seem to always be in the moment and always happy to be alive. They just are. I suppose our human knack of making things complicated and getting so much in our own way is the difference. I have to strive to remember to be in the moment, to be aware of the experience of the moment. I had drawn the face on a tag a while ago but seeing Sarah Wallis's tag art on her blog (see my blog list, Circles of Rain, below) got me inspired so I had to finish it. I had prepped a journal page and put the two together so it is now my gratitude page. Now I am trying to remember where I put my other tags.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Eve in the Garden...

I still have a few things to do with this painting but I wanted to see how it was coming along via uploading to computer. It really helps me, as I have said before, see how things are progressing. It is 11" x 14" x 3/4" wrapped canvas, acrylic paint, mixed media paints.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Playing with my Pogo pics...

I just put my pogo pic in a bowl of hot tap water to see if I could pull away the top layer and get rid of all backing. Well all I could do was wipe some of the top layer away. The first thing I noticed when pic was in hot water it faded. Underneath, after I wiped away bits of film, is purpleish...I like it.

I had to add a new post as blogger would not let me (easily) add this to my last post. Blogger always seems to change. Frankly I find it harder to use than when I first started to blog! So this pogo pic is part of what I posted earlier today. You can see the original pogo pics, if you like, in the post below this one!

Pogo Printer fun!




Well after some hairpulling and almost crying! I am just a nincompoop when it comes to anything technical even something simple but technical! The top page is from my Strathmore Journal (free) online class with Pam Carriker. The bottom are pogo printed pics of the before and after on a new (wip) journal page. Lynne Hoppe (link on my blog list) has for about a year (I believe) shown some of her Pogo prints in journals and when the Pogo price dropped she announced it on her blog so I bought one. Well I can see taking this little portable printer with you when you are traveling, even if only a short hike. If you have a journal with you and some pencils or traveling watercolor set it is very nice to have this small printer along just in case there is a picture you'd like to capture and stick right away into your journal. Thank you Lynne, especially after I figured out how to use this thing! Instructions are not clear enough for me...I also went to Youtube for instructions. I did figure it out finally by myself as you who follow me know I like to experiment....TG!
Ok now today will be a better day for me now that that is done!




Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lynne Hoppe Always Inspires...


I used a piece of muslin to blot my paint brushes. The top was the front and the back is was inspired by the blotches that seeped through from the front. I folded one end over and stitched it across and let it unravel as it would. I was also browsing through an old poetry book for words to use for future journalling and saw a part of this poem, "The Song of the Shirt" by Thomas Hood, from it came the inspiration for the rest of the piece. I have also been wanting to try to paste paper to cloth and the opportunity presented itself. I used Aquacolor watercolor crayons and Portfolio watersoluable oil pastels, a Staedler Triplus fine liner brown pen, a black Rapidograph fine point ink pen and gel medium. I may save this for a cloth journal or might attempt to sell the piece in my Etsy shop if someone else would like to use it in a cloth journal since I really don't care to sew and I can only see a cloth journal so far in the future and then again only maybe. I prefer the back piece rather than the front.

The moment waits for you....

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