Friday, March 28, 2014

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday again and I don't have a lot to show for painting this week. It's been a week of working the closing shift and we are now open until 10 pm . I just never seem to adjust to that shift and can not get anything at all done at the house :(  
I did work on a few background pages... adding more texture and designs to pages I had cleaned the brushes on previously. 

Some of them I"m really liking and others still need  a lot of work. It's relaxing to just randomly add paint to a surface. 
These are the lunch time doodles for the week  :) Most of my meal breaks were spent napping this week. 
Random thoughts for this week are....

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday!!!!! 
It's SPRING and it's least for today :) 
Since yesterday was the first day of Spring and the weather was actually feeling it I decided to do a flower painting. I watched a video on Carla Sonheim's blog
(I know the link won't work...but type it in and you'll get there I hope)
A quick art lesson with Diane Culhane.
It was fun and here is the results... you can tell I didn't follow the directions exactly :) 

I started with a background I already had laying around ...almost forgot to take a picture of the before. 

Started filling in the background

And then used a maker to outline and give the flowers detail.... kinda wish I hadn't done the details in the flower centers...but it's there so it stays. Did lighten them up a bit with alcohol and a Q-tip. 

Then I decided I would do a cover on a new journal I'm starting for my garden this year. 
We'll see how well I keep up with that :) 

It's a Strathmore  5.5 X 8.5 inch mixed medium journal . 

I hope to keep track of my garden progress this year with notes and drawings, small quick paintings and photos of my garden. We'll see how well I do with it :) 

Some thoughts for today...

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Paint Party Friday!!!!.... Happy Birthday PPF ♥

It's hard to believe we've been doing this for 3 years now!!! WOW!!!!! 
Thanks so much to Eva and Kristin for making this possible and so AWESOME!!!! 
Not a lot of art for me this week... we have finally had some beautiful weather and this ole girl has been "OUTSIDE!"  Some days just setting in the sun and totally enjoying it and others cleaning up the yard and gardens. Feels so good to have dirt under my fingernails again !!!! 
Only one painting this week :) 
Another face in my journal.... I'm not sure if she is done yet or not...letting it set for a bit to decide.
A couple of doodles ...
....and that's it friends ! The pull of the Warm Sun won out this week :) 
Some thoughts to share...

Don't forget to check out the other great artist this week 
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Happy St. Patty's Day :)  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Paint Party Friday

I am so blessed to be featured this week!!! ♥♥♥♥♥
This could not have come at a better time :)
Life has been a tad bit more stressful  in the past few weeks than normal  and this is really a Bright and Shining Star in my life :) Thank you so much!!!!!
I've always been a Creative Soul... even as a child with a driving need to be making something. For years I considered myself a hobbyist at best with my art. In November of 2011 I took my first online art class... Katie Kendrick's " LAYERED IMPRESSIONS"   and it seemed that the real artist that had always lived inside me woke up and SCREAMED ..  "LET ME DO MY THING!!!!" 
I have played with every medium I could get my hands on and taken every class I could scrape up the money for. 
My artist soul became alive.
 I drive my family and friends nuts I'm sure with all of my "Show & Tells". I just can't stop creating things. I guess there are many worse addictions a person can have. 
Actually I was debating whether or not to share the finished painting this week since it is a gift and I haven't given it to my granddaughter yet. They do not come to my blog at all though so I figure it's safe to share. I also finished one for the other granddaughter too and will share them both today. 
This is the one that the face was the feature photo this week. 
"She Flies With Fish"

..... and this is for the other granddaughter...
The wings and dress were done with iridescent glazes and it's very hard to get a good photo of them...but I'm sure she will love it.

I did do other art this week too but will save them for another post. This one is getting long enough.  
Sharing some thoughts for today too..

....trying to link to 
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....but I know it won't work anymore so just click on the button in my side bar and that will get you there :)