This is a piece I did on a rusted tin lid. Very fun. The image is from Susan Tuttles Blog . I just love her work. You can see how other artist have used this image also by going to Susan's blog.
I haven't seen my 19 year old daughter since early September. I just talked to her and she is in St. Croix now. Her flight went well and she's "hot and a bit sticky". She has this way of making me feel really important. It's been a long journey for us and the results are a very close relationship.
My oldest daughter and granddaughter live about an hour and fifteen minutes away. I try to go visit them about every other week. It's been a couple of weeks since I've seen them. I hope to make a trip to visit next week. The last visit we had was a great day and lot's of fun. I really enjoy being with them. It just fills my heart up.
Our fourteen year old son keeps things going with his sisters out of the house. He's a really good kid. Growing fast in height and maturity. He is taller than his dad and still growing. He has a heart of gold, we are very proud of him. Lately, one of his favorite past times is picking on his mom. :) He keeps me on my toes.
I sound just like a mother, don't I? Just feeling a bit blue today.....missing my girls.
Yesterday I did some wonderful blog hopping. I came across a book (I think) that said something about re-arranging your furniture. It was something about directing that time into your artwork. I confess!! I am very well known for changing our home....often. I would love to put that creativity into my art.
Also, I would like to do some blog link swapping. If you would like to exchange links...mine on yours and your on mine....please leave a comment. I am so inspired by the abundance of fantastic art and internet friends.
I can't believe how long it has been since I posted. I guess that means it has been that long since I have finished something! Yesterday and last night I had a great time in the studio. I can't tell you how much I enjoy playing with different materials. I feel like I am learning more and more everyday. Sometimes I just can't get started and other times I just can't stop! :)
Thank you to those of you who have left comments on my blog. Your artwork amazes me and keeps me inspired. I really do appreciate your time and encouragement as well as ideas. I am looking at buying some water soluble color crayons in the near future. Is there a brand that is best to use?
I've been following and posting items for Inspire Me Thursday . This week the them is abandon artwork. Unfinished items. Boy do I have a lot of those. My goal for this week is to finish some of those projects so the timing on this is perfect.
Finally, I'm thinking about listing these two cards in my ETSY store or possibly listing them on ebay. Any input?? If you think they are worthy of listing, how much do you suggest I list them for? I'm really green on this part.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by ....
I have one of the most wonderful husbands in the world. He is patient, kind, encouraging, loving and much more. He is very encouraging in my art. He calls it my therapy. Art Heals....that is so true. This is a gift I made for him recently to celebrate his birthday.
This is a 6 x 6 wrapped canvas. I used acrylic paint, light molding paste, gel medium, music paper, alphabet rubber stamps, wire, fabric strips, tar gel, nails and a micron ink pen. I'm always looking for something that will write over acrylic paint. The words on the outside say "grow old along with me the best is yet to be" and I hand wrote "I love you today and forever" along the right side of the heart.
I used foam core for the backing, a recycled lace table cloth, recycled paper bag, specialty paper, wall paper, book pages and the body of the butterfly is a test tube with paper rolled up inside.
The dark spot is a shadow ( my poor picture taking again). I'm not sure if you can tell but the wings are not flat. I used acrylic paint and gel medium to make them roll a bit.
I actually did the flower first and then the butterfly. I thought about doing a sun to make it a set. You can see here that there is a variation with the colors, just not as dark as that one shows. The peddles on this flower are also bent and curled a bit. I kept debating about the lace. I'm not sure if it really goes??
I'd really appreciate your comments and thoughts. .... thank you!
While visiting A Little Birdie Told Me... blog by Tricia Scott I was inspired by her challenge art pieces. Tricia emailed me and encouraged me to try the Inspire Me Thursday... challenge. It's a great blog with tons of information, great art and inspiration. This weeks theme is Portraits. I did this page in a altered book round robin I was involved in. This is me and I dress like this all of the time. ...just kidding....