Monday, April 29, 2013

Fundamentals of Art

:: texture - color - balance ::
the wonders that be... 
Amazing what a little paint and color can do... 
it brings me to a happy place inside!  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday's Link Love

:: delightful to visit ::
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


:: my sketchbook ::
Here are some of my sketches out of my sketchbook.

:: 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge :: 
I am thrilled to announce... 
"There is only 5 days left to completing this challenge! "

Let me share with you, what I have discovered this far

**gladly open my sketchbook with a sense of freedom. 
Just sketch!! 
** It has become less of a challenge and more of a self discovery. 
( eager to learn from my own sketches, any of the art fundamentals I have neglected )
** I started adding more depth and value to my sketches.
** Quality of paper and pencil "does" count.
** I am in love with my sketchbook.   

Drawing makes you see things clearer and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

art of collaboration

:: collage ::
Explore your artwork prints.
 Over a period of time,I have taken on a collection of printed artwork.
I decided to collaborate several different art elements 
to create these wonderful collage pieces.

** materials needed **
B/W prints ( cut then in strips )
matte medium
acrylic paint - choose a background color.
cereal box ( cut 4" x 6" ) - this will be your board to glue on collage strips.
lunch bag ( painted / cut shapes /circles ) - confetti.

A little strip of art goes a long way... !

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

story board- journal spread

:: level 6 ::
I am often asked this question," How do you feel today ? "
 I am a level 6
 (level six is on good day, which comes rarely) 
Interesting that I have to describe myself by a number...
 if you have ever been treated for pain, you are familiar with seeing this chart. 
I suffer from chronic pain, daily. 
The doctors can not get a handle on it!
 They can not find a solution, by "masking" the systems.
I am highly sensitive to medication, so treatment is difficult. 
How do I distract myself from suffering on a day to day bases ?? 
I let the story be told...
pull out the paints, collect my thoughts, and piece together what I wish to convey. 
 The base of this journal spread is created on a story board, layers of acrylic paints,
modeling paste, and stencils-(for background effect). 
say hello to level 6... how are you feeling today? 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day

:: altered globe :: 
The theme of this year's Earth Day is " The Face of Climate Change"

I can not think of any better way to start... than to start with love.