Saturday, December 31, 2016

By The Tree . . .

This is the original painted background of the "colorful" picture below. I made flowers out of different papers and glued them on. Now I think it looks like a real nature lover's mixed media painting. :-)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Color For A Gray Day

Background painted by me. Digital flowers by CAH.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Week 51 - Surrender

Original photos of woman and tree found on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Week 50 - Fearless

Photo of tree found on Facebook.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Okay. I'm Tired Of The Snow All Ready!

Here's what I'd rather be looking at!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

More Snow Coming Tomorrow

I wouldn't mind it so much if our yard looked like this! See what you're missing Marguerite?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Digital Whisper Blog Challenge - Snowman

Photos used in collage were found on Google.

If you would like to see other posts for this challenge, or if you would like to join in, please click link:

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My Opinion Of Winter

It's beautiful, but it's welcome to pass us right by!!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Week 47 - Quote

Some elements from kit by Miles Beyond the Moon.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fractured Tale

Characters from "Story Teller" kit by itKuPiLLi.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Snow Flurries Tomorrow - Yuk!

Of course, if we lived in Paris . . .

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Little Birds

I painted this for Mindy Lacefield's "Field Notes" class. :-)

Bird cutouts by Mindy Lacefield.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Digital Whisper Blog Challenge - Luggage

Yep, luggage made me think of going to Paris. :-)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Beetle

Wyanne Thompson is teaching us how to paint on "claybord." (That's the correct way to spell it.) We worked on colorful beetles. :-)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Just For Fun!

Nature Haiku

I created this for Mindy Lacefield's Field Notes class. :-)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Purple Rain

Digital elements by Paula Kesselring. Watercolor background by me.

Oriental Watercolor

I'm very inexperienced using watercolor, but I love the way the background turned out. I made it a simple oriental watercolor to make the background the highlight. It has gold glitter that looks beautiful on it, but the glitter just will not photograph well.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Gladness #2

Photo taken from my bedroom window.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Digital Whisper Blog Challenge - Scare Me Silly!

My family doesn't celebrate Halloween, so I used something else that scares people silly. :-)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Paris Cafe

I wish I was at a Paris cafe!

Monday, October 17, 2016

I wonder . . .

It's always fun to use my physical art with digital elements! :-)

Gelli Print Tree

This was "gelli printed," and then I embellished it afterward. I felt like doing a tree after writing the poem in the last post.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Being A Tree

It’s not easy
being a tree.
Bearing the weight
of so many important things.
Snowfall in the winter.
Standing wet in the spring rain.
Spreading shade during
long hot summer months.
Losing parts of ourselves
to the autumn chilly winds.
Always standing tall
as the guardians of mother earth,
giving shelter to her children,
protection to the ground below.
If only you could hear our stories,
those tales written now
and from long ago.
It’s not easy
being a tree.
But a nobler service
there could never be.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gelli Plate Printing

This is my first attempt with using a gelli plate. I had to touch it up quite a bit, but at least it turned out looking a little steampunk.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Art Poem

You think you’re an artist
more important than me?
You sell your stuff
at champagne shows
and have stamps in every store?
My art isn’t perfect
but it’s straight from the heart.
I haven’t had expensive training
nor do I follow the crowd.
What comes out is what is
and it’s the best I can do.
It feeds my soul so I can go on
and that’s what art
is suppose to do.

Lillian Russell

Original Photo:

Saturday, October 8, 2016