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

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Art Journal Caravan Week 40 - Euphoria Quote

My panda seemed to fit the quote we were supplied to use, because seeing pandas always makes me happy.

Not sure if a panda would appreciate this craziness, though! Some elements from Tangie's Oct. Grab Bag.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oriental State Of Mind

I guess I've been in an oriental state of mind the last couple of days. One day I drew bamboo, and the next day I drew a panda. Today I combined them together using Photoshop. That's what I call real mixed media. Now I have one happy panda bear! :-)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Sick with a cold today that our grandson passed on. Wish I had some of these macarons!!! I know I'd feel better. :-)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Digital Whisper Blog Challenge - Paintbrushes

Some elements from Rebecca McMeen's "Painterly" and Finecrafted Designs "Paris Studio."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mandala - Bloom True Boot Camp

Flora Bowley has a short course where one of the prompts is to create a mandala. I wanted to go outside to try to create one with things from nature. However, it has been raining for days, so that was impossible. I decided to create one my normal way, digitally.