Monday, April 30, 2012

Whimsical Mixed Media Paintings

These are from the mixed media "Search and Find" series that has been way too much fun to make. I would love to tell you really how great is is... but I think you should try it for yourself. 

stretched canvas (thank you Eric)
vintage book pages
pva book glue
acrylic paints
sakura souffle pens
triple thick gloss

Have fun!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Mail in today!

Look what came today!

Out with cards...

Greeting cards printed, watercolored and embellished today.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Here's a little hello card for fun ;)

Shimmer Cats

Here are the little ATC's from today. Fun swaps!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Just Received New Mail Art

Thank you to Bug & Mo's art guild members for these bright & beautiful beauties:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mother's Day Cards

Yummy new cards!
Eco friendly card stock in honor of Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Seek and Find Art

Today I finally finished one of my new paintings in a series that I'm calling "Seek and Find".
It's so fun to do because you can work with what you have and make something from nothing. In the sense of when you need an idea, some inspiration, or help... and, POOF there it is once you stop searching for it.

Canvas, book pages from a reference book, gesso, pencil, charcoal pencil, acrylic paints, crackle medium, thick clear glaze.

Place the book page so the most important word will be the focal point, and adhere it down with PVA bookbinding glue.

Now, circle your focal point word. Then search the page for additional words that support, describe, or relate to the circled word. This is the fun part!

Once your page is scattered with circled words you can start sketching out the rest of your composition.

You may already have a story prompt in the words that you've found... or you can illustrate it anyway you want. The circled words are just a fun little element of the whole.

My circles turned into flower centers... what will you make?

Have fun,

Monday, April 16, 2012

Zinc White

My new found love:
Zinc White for painting areas that need to stay translucent yet read as "white" :) Fun stuff! Sorry Titanium White... You're still number one, but step back and let Zinkii have some spotlight!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Seek and find word fun!

I was looking at my canvas all covered with book page paper and gesso, and began to endless possiblities. This is a work in progress, but I'm loving it!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mexican Loteria ATCs

Sweet theme from ATCs for All-
Waterproof black ink
2 1/2 x 3 1/2