Saturday, June 30, 2012

And what is this???

I can't wait to share the end result of this beginning....looks like a bad abstract here but wait until you see the finished product. Soon....very soon.......

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rain Cloud


The wildfires in Colorado are devastating and most of the rest of the United States is living on the edge wondering if they are going to be next. I live in Arkansas and with 4th of July coming up, people are worried. Today, as I was in the studio, I felt compelled to do something that was hopeful. "Rain Cloud" is my way of reminding us that the rain cloud will come and the rain will come from the cloud and our parched earth will be restored..... and she will be so full of rain she will be blue!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Not sure why I'm doing this

I guess I will continue to post on here for awhile, but since no one is responding, it may not be worth the effort. I thought it would be a great place to share ideas with other artists, but perhaps there is too much of that out there already. Time will tell....in the meantime....I'm in the studio!

Sketch to Painting

This is a sketch I did the other day of a friend of mine who is working out and losing weight. Today I decided to take it and make it into a little painting in my art journal. I find I love the freedom I have in the art journal. It allows me to be completely free. It doesn't matter what it turns out like...it's just for me. My goal is to then take this freedom and move it into the pieces I do for the public.
Fabric Paper is something I am really getting into. I'm going to be making more of it and doing more art ON it. A Great surface to build a piece on.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Painting Papers and Journaling

Painting Papers today. Used Glass paint and dyes on this one. Pretty and a lot of fun.

 Doddling in my Art Jounral. Spent a lot of time today working on my workshop I'm going to be teaching starting August 6th. I am learning SO much from this experience and can't wait to pass it on.

This is just a corner of a piece I finished today. Don't want to show it all because it will be in my show at Blue Moon Gallery for July. I'll tell you though....It's a cutie!! And the title is wonderful!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Painted Paper from yesterday

 So... remember the piece of paper I was painting yesterday....well here it is. Had a lot of fun with this one. Let me know what you think. We'll be learning about Painting Papers and Fabric in my online workshop "It's Okay to Play"
This is one of my new pieces on Etsy. They are 2x4 blocks of wood painted and collaged. The image goes around the sides also. I have 4 completed right now but hope to do more. They're fun!! Kinda like working in a journal.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bunnies and stuff


Love getting my hands in the paint!!!


My friend Mindy Lacefield is always painting bunnies. "Bunnies"...hmmmmm....well, why not, so here is the bunny I did today in my journal. I think "Baby Bunny" is kinda cute!! He was definitely fun to do and that is what it's about.
 This is paper I started out just to make a painted paper but it seems to be taking a life of it's own. This is a work in progress...not sure where it is going. Magazine page covered with modeling paste and paint.
My newest toy...Alcohol Inks! Love them! Have no idea if I am using them like they were intended to be but, hey...let's play!! They really do some interesting things with the paint. Unpredictable, but that is what I like.

So this is what I'm doing today! BTW, if anyone is interested, I have an online workshop that will be starting in August on art journaling, but really about having a good time and exploring to find your place. If interested check it out at www.okaytoplayws.blogspot.com