Friday, November 2, 2012

On my table today

I like to play with the random elements on my table. I created several handmade books from paste paper. Some of the papers I have scanned and created printed papers I take pictures and use them as sketches of combinations I like.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Painting abstracts

I am participating in Creative Every Day in November. Yesterday I posted some papers I have been painting. I chose a few colors, red, blue, a buttermilk yellow, black, and blue. Next I took a pad of 116 lb paper, and with black paint and a small brush I began to paint lines to block off sections:
I then filled in the blocks with colors that at the time felt yummy to me.
I painted details of doodles on top of the color blocks. The pictures show different patterns and designs, I was so into this it was hard to follow it step by step to take photos. I plan to use these paintings in other projects later.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I spent the day painting.........

I just chose a few colors, and 115lb paper. I created freehand outlines in black. I filled in the background colors, then doodled patterns with paint. This was fun. I became absorbed in the colors I picked and how they worked together.

I made several groups. I iron them flat and am going to create a hand made book with them.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

on my table now

I am working in some books I put together a while ago. On my table I have a box of faces, leaves, words, drawings, papers, ribbons and more.
As I am working on other projects they leave scraps, that I like to play with .
I love the way the sunlight plays through the window.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Art Everyday Month

Starts in November, very much like NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month in November is great for launching that energy inside to write a first draft of a novel. There is also one for non-fiction.
I would love to make this the start of a fresh new cycle of creativity.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Imaginary still-life

More sketches. I hope I can develop this into something larger. I had in mind a painting or drawing for the kitchen. Keep in mind my walls are green.

Sunshine and Roses paper-doll download

I love the sun! I feel so good when the sun is shining. in my gratefulness for the sun I pay tribute and honor the sun symbolically in my artwork in small ways whenever I can. I love creating paper-doll downloads. I hear such wonderful stories about how people are giving them as gifts, including them in parties, and how they are inspiring creativity. they are also an inexpensive way to collect artwork. To find out more about this paper doll and to see what is included in the 8 page download visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Working in colored pencil

I am working on improving my drawing. This one is colored pencil on white card-stock. I like using plain card-stock. On this one I used Prisma color colored pencils, crayola colored pencils and calligraphy marker.