Thursday, March 21, 2013

Canvas Redo!

A couple of weeks ago, I made an Easter egg tree canvas that was horrible and I covered it with gesso. So here is the redo, some spring flowers and a cute Greeting Farm stamp called Gracie! It was just fun to make something for spring!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Been feeling the mojo . . .

So, I gave up on the little spiral bound journal. I just didn't like it. I found a new book and LOVE the size, the shape and the paper, it makes such a difference to find the right feeling journal!! 
I have been playing with gesso, clear gesso and tinting gesso.  I forgot how much fun simple gesso can be.  I have also been using my Art Anthology Sorbets, they give a little bit of texture and shine!  Love!

And here is one that went off the rails, but in the end, I am satisfied. I really do watch the robins every morning. And I really wanted to capture the spring sunrise that I watch with them, but that DID NOT work out!! Luckily, I am using a lot of gesso this week, so I covered up the offending issues (and there were a lot of them!)

And I love treehouses.  LOVE them.  I could live in a treehouse.  I always wanted to build the girls a treehouse, but even with all the trees outside, there just wasn't a place for one to go.  But I can build them in my journal . . .

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Yesterday, I was so lucky to get to take a class at Altered Angel with the fabulous Jenn Starr!! I loved it! She has so many amazing mixed media ideas and techniques.  If you get a chance, take a class with her!! I can't wait for her to get back to Georgia!
 We were building a mixed media memory journal and using ALL the new Art Anthology paints and sprays.  I was like a kid in a candy shop!!  Seriously the colors of the new paints are fabulous and the sprays . . . yummy!!  

I have some new supplies and my new Art Anthology Sorbet paints . . . so much fun!!  I colored gesso, glued and stenciled . . . I will be smiling all day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

When it doesn't work . . . just keep swimming!

Have you ever made a picture and loved the idea but not so sure about how it turned out? I wanted to create a totem pole of some kind so I doodled this picture of a stacked heart, owl, butterfly and bird. I loved the idea but I am no so in love with the colors. So here is the first attempt, but I really want to do it over with different colors. I am just not feeling the love! What do you do when you love the idea but just not the final project?? 

So I going to remake my totem pole next week with less/more color? Who knows but I am not ready to give up on this pic!!

Well, the second project that I was working on met the gesso. After 'trying' to make an Easter egg tree I just couldn't stand the way it looked. SO instead I covered the whole canvas with gesso. However, the pieces of paper that I couldn't pick off were sticking through the gesso and I was making a bigger mess than I started with. So I added a stencil. Yesterday, I bought one of Donna Downey's new stencils at Altered Angel and today I threw it into the paint. Now . . . I will let it dry and then play!! 

And now onto a family weekend in Atlanta . . .