Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mixed media canvas

In January, I started working on a canvas.  I collaged it, then smeared some paint on it, then added some gesso to tone it down.  Then I set it aside. 

The canvas sat on top of a bookcase.  For months.  I worked on a quilt for my daughter's doll, some drawing, learned to use Copic markers, and made some small canvases, among other things, before getting back to the canvas.  One day, I got an idea and had to pull out a pad of paper to sketch it out.  This is what it morphed into. 

Your radiance shines in every atom of creation ~ Rumi

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Am I back or not?

Well, clearly I've fallen off the face of the blogosphere.  I'm back.  Today, at least.  I'm not going to make any promises for now about what's next or when I'll be back.  I'd like to get into having a blog routine but we'll see what happens.

I haven't stopped making things over the past year.  The circle journal project finished up in maybe April or May but I've made a number of...well, random things, as per usual. 

These are the last of the pictures of the circle journal pages I made.

This page was pre-stamped with...I think it's a Suzi Blu image.  I pretty much just colored her in then added the hearts, bird, doodling and quote on the right side.

This next page was based on a girl I drew after taking a fun online workshop called Whimsy Girls by Megan K. Suarez.  Check out her blog for more information:


Friday, January 18, 2013

She Art circle journal page


This is my most recent circle journal page made for one of my book club's members.  The theme of her circle journal is She Art.  It gave me the opportunity to investigate what She Art is (=watch lots of fabulous Christy Tomlinson videos!).  I made it with a variety of papers, acrylic paint, ink/stamps, Fabre-Castell Pitt pens, rub-ons, the butterfly and some sort of medium (maybe Collage Pauge?) on chipboard.  This page was so much fun to make!