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Monday, July 17, 2017

Singing the Blues

    This art journal spread is complete with the backup singers, aka, Art Sisters, design by Carolyn Dube for StencilGirl Products. "Singing the Blues" mixed media collage, large Dylusions journal. PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint and Marabu Art Sprays.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Harvest of Pure Gold"

Daisy Yellow ICAD challenge day 41, prompt, "roots"....He had no doubt thought that he would never see his wedding band again after it fell off while he was gardening. But a German pensioner has been reunited with his precious gold band after he picked a homegrown carrot – and found the ring wrapped around it. The unnamed 82-year-old, from the town of Bad Muenstereifel, told public broadcaster WDR how he had lost it shortly after celebrating his golden wedding anniversary. His wife reportedly assured him that he would find it, but sadly she would not live to see her prediction come true as she died six months prior to the discovery....not the only story of this kind...the first one I heard involved a young woman finding a gold wedding band on a carrot belonging to an elderly former owner of the property who lost it their first year of marriage and the husband had died. The young woman had gone to some effort to restore the wedding ring to the owner. Yet another similar story happened to a Sweedish couple with a 16 year separation between the bride and the ring. The common ROOT of these stories...a good garden harvest is truly pure GOLD.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Star Spangled Banner

#WorldwatercolorMonth day 9, prompt, "Summer Tunes".  The "Summer of Love" yielded this effort, thank you 1969. Watercolor on illustration board.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

HONEYCRISP

Daisy Yellow ICAD Challenge 2017
day 35, prompt, "favorite apple", Honeycrisp of course.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day 2017

Combined #WorldwatercolorMonth, day 4, prompt, "red, white & blue with Daisy Yellow ICAD challenge day 34, prompt, "4th of July". Watercolor on 3"X5" index card. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

"Clabbergirl Can of Flowers"

#WorldwatercolorMonth, prompt, "In the Shade" 9
x12" watercolor painting on illustration board.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

"BEYOND NASTY"

Beyond Nasty is a mixed media collage with a message feel free to share.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

SHARE

Tomorrow NIGHT, MONDAY NIGHT 9PM Central Standard Time Independent Lens is going to show "SEED THE UNTOLD STORY" PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION. IT IS A DOCUMENTARY EVERY EARTH LOVER MUST SEE. REPOST, RESHARE, SEND UP SMOKE SIGNALS
http://www.seedthemovie.com/trailer

Monday, April 3, 2017

MAN WITH A LONG FACE


MAN WITH THE LONG FACE IS A WORK ON 140 LB WATERCOLOR PAPER, THE STENCIL DESIGN WAS CREATED BY NATHALIE KALLBACH FOR STENCIL GIRL PRODUCTS. THE FACIAL FEATURES ARE PAINTED WITH ACRYLIC PAINT AND GESSO.

"HAIR PINS AND BLADES"


THE WORK WAS CREATED COMBINING DERWENT XL GRAPHITE STICKS AND WATER WASH, WITH PASTEL PENCILS.

"SICKLE"


SICKLE, IS A CUT PAPER COLLAGE OVERPAINTED WITH  MARBU ART SPRAYS, 
TEXTURE AND ACRYLIC PAINT.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"Rusty Valentine"

Mixed media collage in grungy rusty texture.

Abstract Study

Mixed media abstract incorporating StencilGirl Products designed by MaryBeth Shaw and Suzi Dennis.

Personal Perspective

Mixed media abstract with journaling. Incorporates StencilGirl Product designs by                   Carolyn Dube and Michelle Ward.

Dreams

Mixed media collage, stencil designs by Seth Apter and Mary Beth Shaw, StencilGirl Products.

"Face in the Crowd"

Mixed media abstract.

Friday, February 10, 2017

MIXED MEDIA MARDI GRAS COLLAGE

Mixed Media Collage "Mardi gras" with Nathalie Kalbach new 4X4" design for StencilGirl with paper clay gold face.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"2 FACE"

Creative Jump Start 2017 Rae Missingman inspired "2 Face" mixed media collage on salvaged cardboard from old 3 ring binders. MaryBeth Shaw's pipette marks stencil and cut paper fodder were used to compose this mashup.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

A YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION

Creative Jump Start 2017 Jan 15: Gina Rossi Armfield- A year of Transformation inspired by lesson 19.


Friday, January 13, 2017

handmade art papers collage on a art journal storage case

I collaged the exterior of a storage cover for a set of art journals (like a magazine storage container). The item had a plain brown craft paper finish. The collage papers were old gelli prints and ink doodles stored away for just the right project. Creative Jumpstart 2017 Jan 10: Birgit Koopsen – Collaged Stool inspired this project to collage and embelish this object with my hand made art papers. I did doodle some white highlights on the primary stencil, Seth Apter's Make it Count design from StencilGirl products.



"STATE OF AFFAIRS"

"STATE OF AFFAIRS" Mixed media, cut paper collage on cradled board.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

OLD WORLD

Creative Jump Start 2017, day 8, inspired by Andrea Gomoll's video "Everything I Love". Faux encaustic textural work on cradled board incorporating StencilGirl stencils designed by MaryBeth Shaw & Michelle Ward. "Old World".

Saturday, January 7, 2017

"NEAT NICK", THE NYCTOPHOBIC OWL, CJS DAY 7

Meet "Neat Nick", the Nyctophobic Owl. Creative Jump Start 2017, day 7, inspired by Jodi OHL, "Whimsical Characters" video.

Friday, January 6, 2017

SUNFLOWER

Creative Jump Start 2017 day 6 "SUNFLOWER" abstract mixed media work on cradled board, inspired by Jimmy Leslie "Material Medly" video, Nathalie Kalbach's stencil design L323

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"GIRL IN COLLAGE" Creative Jump Start 2017

"Girl in Collage" was inspired by Creative Jump Start 2017, Mystele Kirkling, "Folk Art Mash Up" video, 1-03-2017

Monday, January 2, 2017