Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Clay Pendants

I had the most amazing day yesterday of creating, making new recipes, working in my art journal, shopping, VOTING and enjoying the gorgeous weather. I'm blessed to live in a home with a large backyard bordered by trees, a covered patio and a quiet neighborhood. The patio is my favorite place to work on my crafts when the weather allows.

So, here's what I created yesterday...

 The image above doesn't do this piece justice. The color is a deep navy blue with a silvery-white accent.

These pendants are approximately 1.25" to 1.50" in diameter.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Well...sort of , I guess. These are some "edgy" flowers that I drew over an orange and yellow background.  I used watercolor pencils to fill in the flower petals and outlined them in black Sharpie marker. The drips in the background are alcohol inks. I went over those with a white Paint Pen (love that pen!). Since taking the photo, I've added more color, deeper blues, oranges, greens. This is one of those pages you can add to and add to and it will never be finished.

The Upside Downers!

This page turned out to be a surprise. In an effort to cover the blue blotches in the background I dabbed paint all over the page, then used a circle template adding white paint in the open circles. I then outline the circles with a fine-point black sharpie and then decided to draw faces inside.

The SURPRISE was that I had turned the journal upside down and now all the faces are actually upside down when I go through my book! I gasped. Thought about it for a second. Then decided that it's actually a happy coincidence that the cartoon-ish faces are upside down. So I laughed and moved on! I call this the "Upside Downers" page. Since taking this photo, I've added some journaling to the page explaining how it came to be.

Sometimes you just have to laugh!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Art Journal: "Storms"

My latest OCD-inducing creative outlet is Art Journaling. I'm working with acrylic paints, watercolor pencils, watercolor paints (yes, the kind you can get at the dollar store), black markers, white markers, learning how to doodle (who knew you had to learn how to do that!), draw flowers, trees, face, lettering and obsessing over using 
bright colors for a change. 

What fun it is to doodle and paint and 
not care if the end result is perfect.

"Storms Make Trees Take Deeper Roots"
Yellow, Pink and Red Acrylic Paints, Black Sharpie Markers