Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Life Book 2013 - Week 43

I haven't done a good job keeping up with the weekly Life Book lessons for this year. It's still very difficult for me to just let myself paint and experiment with mixed media. This past week's lesson was about using real leaves to stamp patterns unto a background, and using sticks or whatever other things we found in nature to add marks into the paint.

The main element in the painting was suppose to be a portrait of a woman with some journaling. I don't like the lessons with all the female portraits in them, so I decided to create a scene from nature instead. I had purchased some round pictures to put in bottle caps from The Gossamer Tearoom, and used them to create flowers with. My final design is a little wild, but I think you can see the leaf stamping I did. The ones in dark purple turned out the best. You can see them if you click on the picture to look at the larger size.

Three Muses Challenge - Black, White and a Touch of Red

Poe meets the airline body scanners -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Green and Purple

I guess I'm feeling messy and abstract today. :O)

Elements from kits by TBD, CAH, CRenee and RMcMeen.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Art Journal Caravan Week 43 - Quotable

Elements from Tangie's "Grunge Bliss Paper" and "Spark 2 Freebie."

Happy and Free

Some elements from Didine's kit "My Fairy Tale Dreams."

Art Journal Caravan 2013 - Guardian

Elements by Studio Tangie and Lori Davison. Background photo Googled.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Just For Fun

After being laid up with a blood clot for a week and a half, I decided I needed to do something crazy and fun. On my computer, of course. Still no running around for me.

Old man from new kit by Marta Van Eck.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Some digital elements from Paula Kesselring's "Child Play."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - By The Light Of The Moon

Created with "Beyond the Mist" brushes by midnightstouch.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Orange

For years I couldn't stand seeing anything the color of orange. When I had my tonsils taken out, I had to chew Aspirgum that was a bright orange. Anytime I saw anything orange after that, I could hardly bear to look at it. Many years later, that feeling is finally gone. :O)

Some elements from Rebecca McMeen's digital kit "Cordelia True."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Creepy

Since my family doesn't celebrate Halloween, I took creepy in a different direction. Please click on the picture so you may read the silly poem. :O)

Elements from Rebecca McMeen's digital kit "Cordelia True."

Friday, October 11, 2013

Art Journal Caravan 2013 Week 41 - Quotable

Elements from Tangie's "Oct. AJC 13 Collection."

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rainy Night

Oh oh. I got stuck in the "rain" mode.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Rain/Umbrella

Digital elements from "Purple Rain" kit by Paula Kesselring.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Australia

Marie from Take A Word lives in Australia. To celebrate three years of the challenge blog she started, we are creating art about Australia. Sure would love to visit there!

Please visit the Take A Word blog to find the links to other artists who are participating in this challenge.

Friday, October 4, 2013

AJC 2013 Port of Call - Mexico

Elements from Tangie's "Oct. AJC 13 Collection" and "Mercado Salvage."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Art Journal Caravan Week 39 - Action

Some elements from Tangie Baxter's kit "You Are Wise." Thinker statue googled.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Rule of Three

Rule of three? Three Muses is celebrating their "3" founders and the online friendships they have made since starting the blog by asking us to create art with three of something in it. Here's mine:

I found the photo of the elephant and girl through Google. I did not find the original photographer, and do not claim any rights to the photo.