Friday, July 27, 2012

Paint Party Friday and The Butterfly Effect

It's Friday again!!!!
Time for two of my favorite challenges. 
Every week I say I'm going to get down earlier and it never happens. Something always happens and I rush in at the last minute. 
So here I am again squeaking in at the last minute. 
This weeks challenge at The Butterfly Effect was:

This has been one of the most fun projects I've done in a long time.
It's a mixed media project to the max and I think my oldest grandson is going to really like this one. 
First I did the background using two of those fantastic tint patterns I'm alway taking photos of at work.
I printed them on tissue paper and glued them to a 12 X16 inch canvas board.I tried really hard to draw a good "Enterprise" but after several failed attempts I printed one on another sheet of tissue paper and glued it to the picture. 
Then came Capt. Kirk :0) he turned much better than my space ships.
So I'm linking this to:
Paint Party Friday

now I'm off to check out great artist at both sites :0)   

Friday, July 13, 2012

Paint Party Friday... I made it :0)

Was beginning to think I wasn't going to make it today. The computer has been off line all day and I was becoming rather unpleasant about the whole situation.
Was anxiously awaiting for my computer master to get home from work and fix it.... and then it wouldn't fix :0( 
He fiddled and faddled and used some very harsh words and then Wa Laa!! It started working again. 
So here's my little acrylic painting on a 5 x 7 inch watercolor paper blank note card. 
It's thundering outside :0) I sure hope it really rains this time..
Linking to: 
Paint Party Friday

Sunday, July 1, 2012

My Birthday Art...Sorta :0)

Remember My Birthday Necklace?

My Birthday was last month and my daughter gave me a beautiful necklace she bought while in Africa:)

Here I am wearing it at the birthday party. 
I knew I wanted to create a background to hang it on  my wall. 
So this is what I ended up with and I am very happy with it :0) 

I found a piece of scrap plywood at work that had the shapes of the leaves in the wood pattern and best of all it was free. Wish I had taken a photo of the wood before I did anything to it. 
I stained the main parts of the wood and then made a stain glaze for the leaves. then I went over everything with a brown glaze and then a golden glaze. I then waxed the whole thing with paste wax and glued flat rope around it for the frame. I love it!!!
The heat is still with us so I'm spending lots of time indoors which is weird for me. I go out in late evening to tend to the garden for a bit and move the sprinkler about. 
Stay cool this week ! My project for this week is to clean and organize my studio so I can set up the new sewing machine and move my computer in there...can you see me happy dancing? 
Studio is still tore up so this will also be my link for 
Paint Party Friday 
Paint Party Friday