Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Heart of Glass

We have a Heart of Glas challenge on our Facebook Tribe give it a go, great prices and bragging rights!!!
Here's my interpretation Treasures from the Ocean.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Destination, Relics and Artifacts work

Hi everyone! I'm up at Sandra Evertson's Muse today and I'm also sharing a tutorial on how the project was created!
See you there!

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Tribute to the Men And Women who serve our country!

Hip over to the Prima Blog to see the Relics and Artifacts Ambassadors showcasing the Mesallion set today!
Bonus I have a video link to YouTube on the how to create my project! See you there!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ken Oliver Colorburst discoveries

Sometimes it pays to never give up. The art journey is one of discoveries. I should know my materials better, I'm making progress and notes, learning one mistake makes for a class in itself. Another creates a new technique, at least in my hands... I don't know it all and I'm eager to learn and experiment 
Take Remember for instance!  I show people how to use products in my store. One such is the awesome Colorburst by Ken Oliver, yes it's magic in your hands. Those demonstrations happen in my journal, they end up being not so blank canvases in which I can experiment
Here's a classic before and after
Back to my girl, you know Wicked right?
Well let me introduce her to you just in case
She started as a lime green backdrop

Inspired by this goofy picture from Mother's Day 
Yes seems we are colorful people!
Now the fun begins!
Mistake number one: if you have a Colorburst background it will be alive , waiting for you to play again... I added some acrylic paint and it reacted with the watercolor
Frustration left me to play on another page, and sleep on it...
I decided 2 things
#1 I loved the way the liquid metal behaved over the watercolor and how shimmery it was
#2 I learned that if I used clear gesso over I I could seal it and start over ( it will react with the gesso too)
Look carefully at the top right part of her hair do. On the next pictures you'll be able to see a slight green tint, carried over by the clear gesso from her face up. But after it dried it did take all kinds of mediums well!
Funky neon highlights and shadow play
Liking it more and more, look at the copper shine in her hair!
Stencil play, black modeling paste
She actually loved the butterfly I did over her eyes and the weeds in her hair, she's my honest critic, my little one!
So you see it may seem impossible but never give up in the end you'll have learned and discovered and grow

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Where mermaids sunbathe...

Hi everyone!!! Julie Nutting has posted a challenge !  Her dolls are everywhere and she wants to know where!  Where will you take yours?  My mermaid had a lot of fun on the east coast of Puerto Rico while the ocean waves and wind collide!
She almost got wet! But she's right in her element!
Where will yours be?
I uploaded a video at Julie Nuttings doll club in Facebook if you want to hear the Ocean  Waves!

Friday, May 13, 2016

A beautiful mind, art journal entry

I was attempting a profile sketch today. This very important person in my heart who has a beautiful mind. I wanted to use a stencil in a very unconventional way. Trying to represent what goes on in our heads, gears churning in constant movement. Inquisitive minds learning, absorbing, remembering 
I'll never know what really goes in her head but she, my biggest cheerleader or my biggest critic approves so I'll share this one with you. In all its rawness 

And a bit behind the scenes
Yes bullseye, I wanted it to fit over her eye
The rest is just creative madness that happens in a blur, my eyeglasses full of black modeling paste, even my cheeks 
But I'm pleased and more determined than ever to practice, practice, practice to make a better job on the next one

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Art is...

Art is generosity
Art is Compassion
Art is Vulnerability 
Art is individuality 
Art is whatever you want it to be
Art is life

Wednesday, May 4, 2016