Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Flipping Furniture Fun

These are my first attempts:

...taking something old and repainting it to give it a new life.  

...the challenge was to give them color and personality where there was nothing of visual interest before.      
 I have several more waiting for me.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The List

The List: This was an interesting one - by P atricia Forde , this book is about a world where the very use of words itself is restricted, and the ...

Artistic Literature

What is on your summer reading list?

This inspires me to find more titles that have female artists as the subject, whether they be fictional or biographical.  Please add your suggestions in the comments.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Mixed Media

Found some framed art pieces in the clearance isle at the local discount store...layered and collaged over it with a repurposed pages of a favorite paperback.  I love the fun patterns and designs inspired by Zentangle® so I have used some of these ideas as a starting point.  Markers and watercolor make them pop off the paper text backgrounds.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pet Portraits Gift Cards

I think we live happier lives when we have a special pet that can be a part of it all. I have done personalized pet portraits in watercolor to create gift cards and special occasion stationery.  They seem to receive way more gratitude than my gifts but that is perfectly ok.  We can't help but love our little fur babies best of all.  Thinking of offering to paint and print these as special orders ...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Repurpose - Upcycling found objects into fun Yard Art.

I love to pick up things that have been discarded, plan a little design and choose some colors... then just start painting.  There are some great selections of paint pens I have found to make the writing and the small details that much easier and FUN!