Thursday, September 20, 2012

I decided to put this collage in the book I made. After smearing paints on the background, I cut the apple, pear and pumpkin out of brown craft paper, painted it over clear gesso. Used scrapbook paper for the leaves. If you want to see where the inspiration came from...go visit Junelle at Yes and Amen, she has the best video and classes.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pumpkin, Apple, Pear oh my!

Fun little sketch then a watercolor...I should have tilted the pumpkin to the left so the
stem didn't look like it was coming out the I'm going to be doing a mixed media piece with this design next.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tourists For the Day

 What a fun day Stacey and I had. She didn't tell me where we were going, it was just going to be a fun day and boy was it!!  We started out going to see Rascal Flats get their star put on the Hollywood street. We were so close, they didn't sing, but they had their music blasting
 Look at all the photographers, the bottom right is what the crowd looked like
 The wife of one of them was on the Apprentice with Donald Trump, Look at those HEELS
 After that we went back to our car and saw that we were parked in front of this restaurant that belongs to Boogie from "Big Brother". We saw they were filming down the street..".Hello Love"
 Then we drove a little further and came across High Voltage, " LA INK" these are painting on the outside walls, incredible,
This is the tattoo shop that Kat Von d owns shes the one with the red hair. we went inside, Stacey recognized the guys that were working . After we left there, we passed by where they were filming Dennis Quid's "Vegas" we didnt see him, but they were filming.
 Then we had an hour before our next stop, so we ate at this "Shakey Alibis" made famous by "Paris Hilton"
It was a waffle topped with homemade ice cream, it was really good...Then we went to the "Grove" Where Mario Lopez tapes his Extra show...It was a hoot
 The new dancer Psy was going to be a guest...we didn't have time to wait to see him, but we did watch this huge "gangham style" FLASH MOB. I've always wanted to see it...fantastic! They practiced 3 times.
Mario front and cute.
 Well, I hope you enjoyed your trip with us, it is just so much fun to be a tourist for a day!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Fun Sunday

We started out going to the Santa Monica Farmers market. Love all the colors
The picture below was fun...we decided to go to Rodeo Dr. there were so many people hovering around this corner. As we stopped for a red light, I hopped was a party to launch "100 years of the Beverly Hills Hotel."  Sadly, this where Whitney Huston died.
 After lunch we walked around the 3rd Street Promenade. This gal was so delightful...She was yelling on the phone in French...for at least 10 mins. But she made for a great photo op. lol Her arms were waving as she paced back and forth. 
Ok, this picture doesn't look like much, but I had to take it...So, when I was dropped off at the Beverly Hills Hotel, as Stacey drove around the block they saw the "Sprinkles" (Cupcake) big Mercedes cargo van...the engine was smoking, then the fire dept came and blocked off the street. So much for seeing Rodeo Drive!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Art projects in the works

 My new art journal is ready. Glued pages together then gesso...
 My latest endeavor... preparing vintage linens for a "fresco painting" learning what works and what doesnt
 New Old linens, you can never have enough... I love the grey and lavender colors
 While at a thrift shop in Big Bear, there was a basket full of linens and hankies...what a find!
I did a drawing on paper, copied it on our printer, added gel medium, left it overnight and rubbed off
the paper...I've never tried this kind of transfer, worked its ready for color!

Now I cant wait for next week...I can start working on my many art projects!
It was 109 here today, thank goodness for air conditioning.!
I'm afraid to look up Vegas to see how hot it is going to be next weekend...ugh

Thursday, September 13, 2012

This Past Week

 Laguna Beach...

Big Bear

Everyone is blogging about Fall coming up...not here!! it is going to be 105 tomorrow. Summer has been crazy fun. I've been so fortunate to have a ton of mini vacations. San Francisco to San Diego from the beach to the mountains. Just got back from the beautiful Big Bear. Next week Stacey and I headed to Vegas, we have a friend getting married and Stacey is their photographer.

I've started many craft projects over the summer, but I cant seem to get anything done. I have great plans to finish things, but I had to make the decision to just enjoy summer and not stress about what I'm not getting done.

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Lovely Day

Sometimes I get so frustrated with the way new blogger works. I guess if I want to write something between pictures I have to do it one picture at a time??? Anyway. I had a wonderful day down at Rainbow California...went to "flea Market" that Christie Repasy puts on. Lots of vendors. Lots of painted roses. The carts are handmade, but they are also hand painted, how cleaver. The umbrella is all decopaged cute!! Christie painted roses on this burlap covered chair!!
This last picture is a book that I have gotten all prepared for art journaling, glue, ripping, gesso, now to get busy!! 
Going on another mini vaca...up to Big Bear, I cant wait to relax!!