Tuesday, September 13, 2011

day 13

More work on this piece...I think it's nearly finished. What would you do?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day Twelve

I have tentatively titled this one "Game Night".

Finished this class sample up. I love the blend of grinning teeth with the flowers.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day Eleven

On September 11 I worked on several wood panels...this one shows the most progress.

Had a wonderfully reflective service at church. Honoring and loving and continuing to pray for peace. May all be safe.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day Ten

Day Ten. I prepped a bunch of wood panels with my new favorite Golden Medium GAC 100. Then I painted on several panels at a time. This one got most of my attention today.

While I painted my son painted a bit on this big, big canvas.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Day Nine

I love this page, I'll be scanning it for possible use later. Then I'll white wash it as I am all the other pages in here.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Day Eight

I am putting a wash of zinc white over the top of these pages, for better journaling over later.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Day Seven

I want to make some artsy dolls one day. Putting them in my calendar may help this to happen in 2012 :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Day Six

I love circles!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Day Five

Another page from one of my class sample I've been working on.
I love the idea of making my own lattes look this pretty.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Day Four

added a bit to this painting.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Day Three

The artist's classroom space. Totally unpretentious. And all those art supplies so nearby to purchase!
Ground samples for playing with.
All those amazing Golden materials we learned about.
The painting station.
What I played with on Day 3. I bought some new paint, more water soluable pencils in black and red, 3 wax pencils.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Day Two

Pink background, first layer.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

30 days has September....

September One. I coptic bound the beginnings of a new class sample. More days will be spent finishing this project.
I'm counting this as an art project today too. Day 6 of replacing the deck.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get Your Art On....

So, I clicked on a link from a friend of mine on FB (thanks Dianne)...to her most recent blog post and found she was taking this 30 days of art making challenge. And I thought, of course!, that is *just* what I need. So, I followed the link she posted (you can too Traci Bunkers) Here are her guidelines:

•I’ll make art every day for 30 days and post what I have done.
•I don’t have to finish what ever I’m working on that day, I just have to work on something.
•I have to work for 30 minutes, but can work longer if time permits.
•It doesn’t matter what I do for the art making, as long as I work on art.
•I won’t feel guilty for taking the time to work on art and I won’t have to justify why I’m doing it.
•I don’t have to go into detail in my post about how I did anything or what tools, materials I used (unless I want to).

Make your own guidelines that will work for you, so that you will succeed. This is supposed to be fun & inspiring, so it’s important to set guidelines that are realistic. If they aren’t, you might be setting yourself up for failure.

I have a show coming up in October (more details here and on FB soon), so I have to make more. This is a great time to do it. Plus, I have new class samples to make and am just itching to make, make, make....

Join me.

Monday, August 22, 2011

life affirming Art Journaling retreats

Our Saturday night party

Tina painted these glorious covers for a new journal.

Sue's show and tell. Sue also made these fun kalediscopes with her iPad (one day, I'll get one of these, so love them).

Penn's show and tell. I asked for her to point out the pockets :)

Paula's colour theory practice journal. *amazing*

Paula's sewn manilla file folder journal.

Kathe's show and tell. She loves words too.

Sue taking a photo of Rose's show and tell with her iPad.

love this teabag page in Gwen's journal.

Catherine's triad exercise with acrylic paint.

Love these weekends and all the great ideas we share with one another. Thanks Gussies.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

collage a day class this saturday

I just returned from another Art Journaling Retreat. So life affirming. This was my favorite coffee mug for the weekend (the rainbow of faux FiestaWare was at our disposal).

One of my favorite print-able pieces I created this weekend.

I love, love, love making these quick collages!

I am so thrilled to be offering one of my *favorite*favorite* classes this weekend. There is still space! See Schack Art Center for details.

Friday, July 15, 2011

ArtSplash in Edmonds July 21-24

Nearly done. Available next week at ArtSplash in Edmonds. (details available via the link)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

my artwork installed at church

Re worked this welcome sign.
love these hung on top of one another.

I love this evolving photo gallery of our congregants. I still have more that need to be printed and placed in the mosaic.

i heart books!

And the Pursuit of HappinessAnd the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm so inspired by the paintings and journal style of this book! I love maira kalman's illustrations, this book made me love more of her, and united states history!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daily sketches

Always in search of the perfect brush for sketching.
Love my white gel pen!

The Golden Paints Lecture. I played and played with the products left out for us to play with. If you love paints and gels and any Golden products, this is a must attend event. I had a great time and really look forward to attending a couple more of these in the future!