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Unfinished Canvas

In the process of cleaning/rearranging/moving my office recently, I came across an unfinished canvas.  It is pink, and cute, and I have no idea where I was going with it.  More than that, I have no idea where to take it now.  Has that ever happened to you? What did you do?  Do you have any thoughts for this one?

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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in mixed media

 

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My Two Blonde Girls

This year I have been taking a class called When Frogs Sing.  I love it!  We learn something new every 3 weeks.  Lately, I have been posting more of what I have done in the class.  This last round we have been learning how to draw, shade and color folk and semi realistic faces.  Here are a couple I have done.  I call them ‘my 2 blonde girls’ (although, they are really both the same girl. 😉
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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in art journal, mixed media, watercolor

 

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New Years Spread

This is one I dragged out of the picture archives to share with you… It was a spread I made at about New Years…. It was a modge podge of techniques I was playing with… but I kind of like the way it turned out… 🙂

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Friendship Canvas

Here is the picture of a friendship canvas I made as a surprise for a friend….

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Posted by on February 25, 2014 in mixed media

 

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Happy Mail Art

A few happy little packages, on their way , off into the wild, to surprise a few lucky recipients…I can’t wait until they arrive!  🙂

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Posted by on February 22, 2014 in creative, mixed media

 

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2 out of 3 ain’t bad!

Well, my goal this week was to get 3 books bound, but really, it was closer to 2 and a half.  But I think I can be ok with that… Still a pretty good week for me, and I always enjoy this process 🙂

Here is a picture of the second one I made using my Own Stuff

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I love this one!  I started with a bunch of tissue boxes I had.  So I started cutting them up (for the pages).  Then I realized a had a lot of cardboard of comparable sizes, so those when in the pile too.  I kept cutting, and soon had a pile about and inch and a half tall.  Perfect!  I used an old pizza box lid and cut it in half for the covers.  Then I covered those with mono-printed deli-paper.  I stitched it together with left over sock yarn (yes, I have A LOT of this (maybe 200 balls? I have knit many socks before I discovered paint…).  I was introduced to THIS video months ago, and I love it because it is single sheets (no fold) and lays as flat as a coptic stitch binding.  Added a little more paint, stamped some flowers.  A little more paint, a few embellishments from the embellishment drawer (including a Tim Holtz), she is done and ready to throw some paint at! 🙂

What did you create this week?

PS- next week is alter-something week.  but I have never done it before. any ideas what I should alter? any tips?

 

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Art Journal, because it’s a distraction…

Well, today, I got a bit more art journaling done.  And it felt pretty good.  I was having a bit of a low and quiet day.  I didn’t have much of an attention span, so adding layers, and letting them dry was perfect.  It served as just enough of a distraction.  I’m not sure if it got me in to, or out of my head, but it was what I needed.  And I learned something.  I hate crackled.  But that was for a different project.  I can’t believe I took so much time on it this week, and let it stress me out like it did.  Anyhow, here is the one I worked on today, and am going to share.  I don’t know if I like it yet, let alone love it.  It has a lot going on.  But I do like the layers, and I like the texture.  I am just going to keep adding to it until it’s more cohesive.  And by the time it is done, I will like it… 🙂

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So, the big question… did I “Your Stuff… Use It!” today?  You bet I did.  I keep a bowl on my craft table, that I put any bits in, that I think may be large enough to use for something.  Cut out circles.  Bits of twine.  Pattern paper.  Anything that feels ‘reusable’.  I even have a window from and envelope in here.  So, that is what I used for my first layer.  That blue came off off something and smeared around (threads maybe?). Next was a white wash layer, followed by a layer of glued on pieces of book pages.  From here, I am thinking another white wash layer maybe, and I am seeing a large flower, or a girl.  We shall see…

Did you do any art journaling this week? Did you use stuff you already own? Please leave me a comment down below so I can come see! 🙂

 

 

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