Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Technique for me

I wanted to try something out of my comfort zone..I've never done a background like this. Paint, Watersoluable Pencils, Watersoluable crayons, gesso. Then I have been wanting to paint daisy's s been awhile...all done with the pencils and crayons...adding a bit of gesso to brighten. After it was done, I added some pen work. I cant say I'm done...might add some paper, or stamps...we'll see,

Leaving for San Fransisco early tomorrow morning for a long weekend. Stopping at some Missions, Going to the Ferry Building, Flea Market in Berkeley, Shopping on 4th Street, Checking out Sonoma,
Carmel, Santa Cruz, Morro Bay, Gilroy Garlic Festival...and we have some good eats planned.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Art Journal

This is a "not so ordinary art journal" I made it from the instructions at Artful Gathering with Nellie Wortman. Such a fun class. I cant wait to make another...Next week Stacey and I are taking a little vacation up north.   Next spring we are planing to go to New York.. if anyone has any ideas where
we should go and what to do, please let me know. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rose painting

Lovely day at Fallbrook... Here is the room Christie displays all her paintings

Friday, July 13, 2012

another journal page

class project

Starting in my Moleskine

I've mentioned before, the class I'm taking from Joanne Sharpe...Color Love. Wonderful class. I did this in my brand new Moleskine. Yummy paper.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Photo Album

Here is a little photo album I picked up at the thrift store for a buck. If I showed this before, I apologize
my brain is a little fried right now. Us here in So. Cal are not use to 104 temps...Palm Springs 122 yesterday.
My sweet Poodie having a comfy nap on my fabric stash.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Journal Cover

Another fabric journal cover. A little simpler design, those flowers hanging...I cut off a sleeve of a blouse and turned it upside down...I love how it turned out.
I'm getting all excited again...Sat. I get to take what may be my last class with Christie Repasy, I plan to do some pale white.light pink roses. It has already helped me so much, just taking the one classes. I pulled out some very vintage postcards I collected years ago, I'm studding them. I just love learning new things. I'm also taking the next class at Artful Gathering with Nellie Wortman...its not just taking the class, but to see what others are doing is such an inspiration. I'm also taking a mini class with Stephanie Lee, both are starting soon.
This summer is about sewing, painting, soldering, flea markets, a few summers!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Watercolor Journal

My latest rose...I now want to add some rubber stamp text and turn it into a mixed media piece...or should I just paint leaves...oh the decisions I must make *smile*

Monday, July 2, 2012

Refreshed from a little vacation

 ahhhh. I'm back from a little vacation up in the Sierra Mountains. Fresh air, sunshine...delightful.
 I took a bit of fabric and needle and thread. made this book cover for my mixed media art journal
I'm really happy with it. I plan to make more
Saw a few critters. The lake sparkled in the sunshine. Silver Lake...we plan to go back next year