Thursday, December 20, 2018

Scraps Book with Coptic Binding

Inspired by LorriMarie Jenkins
A Scraps Book with Coptic Binding

Monday, December 17, 2018

An Altered Book

I really enjoy making  altered book pages and mixed media projects.
Thanks to Rosemary Maris for inspiring me with one of her finished altered books. And leading me to a mixed media artist, LorriMarie Jenkins.
My first finished altered book:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Acrylic painting tutorial Easy - How to draw a cupcake girl

Help Martha, at Ayala Art, celebrate her birthday. 
Watch her paint this sweet little girl on a journal page. 
Martha is so inspirational.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

29 Faces in September 2018

 29 Faces in September 2018

Day 2 Facing the Garden
4 inch by 4 inch Bristol Board
Pencil, acrylic paint, and hydrangea flower petals.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

29 Faces in September

September is here and it's time for 29 Faces!
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My theme, "Facing The Garden."
I'm going to attempt to draw, and when possible, paint a series of 29 faces within flowers, or vegetables or fruits. 

Our fearless 29 Faces Leader, Martha, has given a prompt word for the first week of 29 Faces. 
The word is "Aretha." 

It's not that we must do an Aretha face, but I really wanted to try. 
So sorry Aretha, please for give me. It doesn't really look a lot like Aretha but it's my tribute. I found a photo of Aretha Franklin from 1967 approximately and I used it as my reference for my drawing. I then scanned the drawing and I scanned a lily flower drawing I had, I then digitally merged the face with the flowers. 
I printed it out and then added some additional shading. 

29 Faces
September 1, 2018
Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Facing The Garden
Aretha Lily

This is a video of my 29 faces for the month of September
I had a theme called
"Facing the Garden"

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Party Hat Mixed Media

Party Hat Class

A fun class with Ayala Art aka I Love To Paint
Check it out 

It begins with the student painting over a project gone wrong...

My steps 
 Charcoal face sketch on blue background.
 Added a hand.
 It went horribly wrong.
 A coat of gesso to the rescue.
 A new face
Acrylic paints, charcoal pencil, ink, stencils, decorative paper,
Washi tape and Diamond glaze.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Getting to know me...

In preparing myself for the
I made a discovery about myself.

I've always had an interest in art and creating things in general. What I discovered is that I've been interested in drawing faces for a very long time, I pulled out all my journals and sketch books and began looking for faces. I found several drawings of faces that I drew over 30 years ago. I also know that my recent interest and joy in making art dolls is connected because making their faces is what I enjoy the most. 

I was and still am a bit shy about sharing my faces because there are many amazing artists posting faces in this challenge. I was encouraged to enter and have fun and so I am. Below are my 29 faces for the month of February. I learned quite a lot and I had a fun time participating in the challenge. My plan is to keep practicing and take some drawing, painting and journaling classes. 

I wanted to add a few of the faces I drew over 3o years ago.
 My favorite, a model in a magazine. I never finished it. 
 You may recognize her, Jaclyn Smith 20 years ago.
My daughter has never forgiven me for that perm. (((laughing)))

If your are interested in joining the 29 Faces group there is a link on my side bar. They will be doing the challenge again in September. 29 Faces Group
Off I go now to make some soup bowl cozies.
Linking to Pink Saturday 

Thursday, February 1, 2018


For several weeks in January I stayed warm and cozy taking a workshop with Jodi Ohl.  The workshop is called "Who Are You." I  found the class to be relaxing and fun. Jodi shares her painting techniques and has an easy going attitude . Her step by step videos are simple to follow. The beauty of these online classes is that you can go back and watch the videos as often as you like. 
Below are my painting from the class.

This wasn't my first class with Jodi, I've also took her "Let's Face it Class." 
Go here to visit Jodi's blog or here to see her classes at Creative Workshop.
Posting to the Class Face Book page
And to 
Pink Saturday

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Creative Spirit...

During the month of January I've been enjoying an online class with Jodi Ohl.
The class is called "Who Are You?"
I'll be posting more information and my pictures soon.

For February I'm going to attempt a challenge.
I'm joining a group called
"29 Faces in February."

Creating at least one face a day and posting it will be quite a challenge for me. 

If you're interested in the challenge and joining the group here is the link. I also have the link listed in the side bar.