Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Quintessential Larry

Digital scrapbook-style art is so fun. And the only way I'd "scrapbook" LOL.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mr. Fix It

Digital scrapbook-style art. I eventually will print this off and bind the pages into a special album for the children, showing off their special moments throughout a particular year or grade.

Silly Moments

Fun with digital art.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Americana - an altered book page

A page I painted over the weekend in a friend's altered book with the theme "Americana." I was going for a Warren Kimble-esque feel to this, as he is one that pops into my mind whenever I think of Americana. Everything is hand-drawn and painted with acrylics except for the "Home Sweet Home" collaged sign and some chalk ink accents.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chunky Pages: Letters C/D

A set of chunky pages for my art group. Combintation digital art and hand embellished.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Words to Live By: Embrace

Day 11 from the Big Idea Festival
A page a day for 12 days.
Digital art embellishments with my own hand-writing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Words to Live By: Enjoy

My journal contribution to Day 5 of the Big Idea Festival.
A page a day for 12 days.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Words to Live By: Less

My journal contribution to Day 3 of the Big Idea Festival.
A page a day for 12 days.
Unlike my previous two pages, I made this one digitally, as today's instructor, Peppermint, is a digital scrapbook artist.

Words to Live By: Wonder

My contribution to Day 2 of the Big Idea Festival.
A page a day for 12 days.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

No more blank pages: Lesson 1 in Pam Carriker's "Visual Journalism 101" class

Lesson One of Pam Carriker's "Visual Journalism 101" class through Artful Gathering. As neat as this page is looking, there's still four more lessons and lots of layers to go!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mixed-media puzzle pieces

My art group exchanged puzzle pieces. Each member wrote her theme on the back and, if desired, included an arrow indicating which direction was up. When we get all of our puzzle pieces back, we should, technically, be able to fit the puzzle together to resemble a large, themed collage. Most of us exchanged large-ish puzzles pieces, the kind you find in 25- or 35-piece children's art. For the 3 pieces below, the themes were "Golden Era of Movie Stars" and "Summer Wings." I'll post more as I complete them.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Charmed, I'm sure

When my art group met last month to exchange charms, I was aghast to find out they had meant *handmade* charms when I had brought only some lame store-bought metal charms. (It was my first meeting and none of the preceding e-mails had actually said hand-crafted... Big "DOH!" for me.) Although all my artsy friends were very gracious about it, I vowed to set the record straight and make my first set of charms for our upcoming meeting. Here are the results.

I made these using a meltable/modable plastic textile (I cannot remember the name of it), a rubber stamp to emboss, wire and various beads.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Art Doll - Your Mind Is a Canvas

I made this art doll using some found items from an estate sale: a wooden spindle of some sort and a cork stopper.

More Splashin' with Mermaids

Joined another mermaid swap, 'cause I just love these gals. These ATCs are made with a combination of acrylic paints, art paper, acrylic embellishments and transparency sheets, on which I collaged some sea life.

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Two of a set of seven ATCs for a Route 66-themed swap.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

CREATE banner

Fun class today using a variety of papers and picking out ribbons and coordinating colors...

Friday, March 04, 2011

Hot Mojo - playing with meltable textiles

From my Hot Mojo art class (dabbling with meltable fibers, textiles). I put the piece together at home and embellished it with various metals, but the centerpiece was made in class using hand-painted Tyvek, finely shredded cellophane called Angelina, and little snippets of Textiva, all melted together. I also sewed some bronze beads to the Tyvek. The background canvas was painted black, then washed with a copper shimmer.