Saturday, August 1, 2015

Life Book 2015 - Week 31 Project


Oh my gosh...finally, I'm able to post to Blogger!

This is Week 31's project which was an assignment to create a Hamsa with a magazine eye over a sky watercolor background. Mine is a bit different take on the assignment which I quite enjoyed--also relaxing.

The lesson was created and presented by Rachel Rice, one of the Life Book 2015 guest instructors.  Thank you Rachel!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Artisan Slate Offer

I've just taken advantage of a new user offer to design a small (6"x8") flat book of my sample digital art images.

The book of 20 pages is $5.00 plus shipping....a good opportunity to publish your selected works for a portfolio or to showcase your work with family and friends.

Find the offer at:     http://www.artisanstate.com

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lifebook 15 - Week 28 Project Completed!



Lifebook 2015 - Week 28's lesson called 'Layers of You'

This piece grew out of a base collage with a photograph of a face.  In this project, I used Clear Gesso and a white Posca pen -- both for the first time -- and really liked using them.  The tooth of the paper from a coat of Clear Gesso is really nice, and the Posca pen is great for embellishments!

This piece was created through a class offered by Tamara Laporte from Willing Arts Ltd. For more information, visit this link: www.willowing.org.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lifebook 2015 - Lesson 13

This piece is based on the happy painting lesson by Juliette Crane. I did the background a month or so ago and really liked it.  I added the owl today.

Overall, the piece works alright, but it isn't my favorite.  The background and image have distinctly different textures and I didn't do any blending to transition between them.  I did like being free with the brush and black paint to outline the image.  That worked very nicely!


This piece was created through a class offered by Tamara Laporte from Willing Arts Ltd. For more information, visit this link: www.willowing.org.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Highlights of Banff Trip in a Video Short!


video

What a great place to visit!
This video (2 minutes) shows a handful of some of the reasons I found it so refreshing, relaxing and invigorating.  It includes a few see-me-here photos too.