Sunday, December 3, 2017

And then this crazy, wierd thing happened

While I was painting gouache flowers in my art journal, I found a background done in acrylic.  I drew some flowers and added some gelatos and more acrylic and the background became a foreground.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Using Up Gouache

Often my inspiration comes from practical projects like "using up journals".  I'm currently trying to clean out all of my paint palettes, so I've been painting in gouache.  This little piece is in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Trees Keep Reappearing

Can you tell I live in the North American west coast rain forest?  No matter the color scheme, the coniferous trees are a constant source of inspiration.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Making "Guy Cards"

Making cards for the men in my life is always a challenge.  

Hand painted paper

Gelli Print

Stamp by Tim Holtz

Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Burst of Card Making

And using up some papers from my stash - always a good thing.

Bird Stamp by Inkadinkado

Saturday, November 18, 2017

It Only Takes One or Two...

It only takes one or two successful prints to make me happy.  

And I usually only get one or two. LOL

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thoughts on Unfinished Journals: You Don't Have to Finish the Way You Started

Gelli Print

The second journal I'm working on finishing began its life as a sketchbook.  Most of the pages are kraft, and a few are cream.  I stumbled upon a You Tube video by Robyn McClendon in which she prints in a kraft journal and a light bulb lit up in my head.  I may change my mind again, but so far, I'm having lots of fun!

Each day I work with a different color palette.

A few trees are making an appearance.