Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I finished making all of the "Little Girls" that I wanted, and I still have some wood pieces left. So, I decided to make some Palm Tree art on them - and hopefully sell them in Mount Dora. I used some sand and glass beads texture in this painting - and I think it turned out really cool. You can feel the texture - and the palm fronds wrap around the sides. Now, how to figure out how to make more that will be different, but the same!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I gave another "Creative Collage" class at She Scrapbooks in the Villages today. We had one student call in sick, so there were only three -- but, three very fun and creative ladies! Once again, I'm amazed at their work. Take a look!
It was so much fun to see Carolee again! She was a customer at the Cottonbelle! And, she had a fabulous stash of cool photos to work with!
This is Sheila - what a delight! And, she knows her way around a paintbrush!
And, Sylvia - what a fun lady! Love her "Eat, Pray, Love" Collage!
Thanks for a fun day!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
I made another "Little Girl" today. So much fun! Of course, my day is getting away from me. I try to do so much every day. My goal always is: Make a bowl or two, paint something, knit on my daughter's dishcloth collection, and read some chapters in a book! Then, there's grocery store running, laundry, breakfast and lunch - and let's not forget going on Facebook every so often to play my games - and check out Pinterest! Whew! When did I ever have time to work?
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Yesterday, I picked up the book, "Mixed Media Girls" by Suzi Blu. Love her take on the little girl look! So, today, I went to the lumber yard, and they cut a bunch of 6" x 12" pieces of wood for me to play with. This is my first one - and a lot of it is taken from her example. But, now, I think I can go on and make a series of these cuties - hopefully to sell in Mount Dora!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Last Friday night, I was supposed to go to Lynne and Kelli's Friday Night Painting Party. I really wanted to go, since they were painting abstract! Well, of course, this being summer in Central Florida, about the time I was to drive about 45 minutes on the highway to get there, it started pouring rain and about a zillion lightning/thunder strikes!! I even lost my internet connection for the rest of the evening.
Long story short: I was supposed to go, but couldn't. So, Carlynne let me come to her regular painting group today and do the lesson! So excited!! It was fun, being in a room with other people, all doing their own thing - there was colored pencil, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and oil painting going on all at once. This group was how I got my very first start in learning all about painting, and it felt so good to be there! Hope I can manage to get there again.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
This morning I got caught up watching a YouTube video by Peter Dranitsin. I hope you watch it, if you are interested in Abstract Art. So, then I decided to try some of his techniques on a canvas that I had really textured with molding paste, but didn't like where it was going paint wise.
I call it "Anger Management" because I got so frustrated with it, I was ready to kick it to the curb, but finally just pronounced it DONE! Who knows - I just might paint over it again!
PS: Maybe I like it better this way!