Saturday, May 3, 2014

New mixed media painting

Hi friends. It's a rainy, dreary day here. Has been cold the last week or so. I wonder when my magnolia tree will wake up from it's long slumber? I can see buds starting, so that's a good sign, but everything else seems to be a few weeks behind, thanks to the insanely long winter we had!

 I finally finished this whimsical girl mixed media painting. The girl was no problem, but the background was such a pain! I swear I spent several hours playing around with it, and debated whether or not I should add text. Anyone who has seen my work knows I like to put words and quotes in them, for this one I kept it simple. I've got these cute butterfly embellishments that I really wanted to use, but since they create problems when you try to scan the painting, I opted to cut out my own butterflies from one of my punches. Those things are handy!
It's really hard to balance all the things we do in our daily lives like jobs, family obligations, online social media, workshops, etc...and then try to work on your own art. Glad I got this one done, now I'm debating if I want to do a mother's day painting, or work on one of the art classes I am very behind on....and yet I can't stop joining these classes, lol! I guess it's nice to be among like minded individuals, you know how art peeps just 'get' each other?
anyway I will keep this post short and sweet.
Stay creative and blessed!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello friends

It may seem like I haven't updated in since Christmas but it's not so! I know I had at least one, maybe two posts in the new year, and I have no idea what happened to them. Has blogger been having issues?
How on earth did my posts vanish???

Anyway, I'm still here. Obviously posts are few and far between as I haven't done much art lately, other than ACEOs. My latest painting is shown above, and it felt good to just paint. In fact, come to think of it, it's the only one I've done all year! Wow, that's pretty shameful!
Considering I used to live and breath art... It's time to get off my butt, and create. There is no shortage of sketches though, there are piles of ideas on my desk, waiting for me to pick one. Still struggling with the old 'indecision'. Can't seem to decide what to work on, so I end up on my computer wasting time, watching videos, and on Facebook (yes, the site I swore I would never join!)  My word for the year was 'discipline' and obviously that has not worked out too well for me yet, lol!

This year is already flying by. It's April, and I am looking forward to spring and summer, especially after the winter that would not quit!
Someone please tell me, what the heck was that all about?? several months of record colds, ice storms, and tons of snow, higher than me, it became a hazard trying to back out of my driveway!  Even areas in the Southern USA got to enjoy a little taste of what we call winter up here in Canada, lol! How did you like it folks? I'm sure you'd rather it stay up here where it belongs :-)

I do hope to update more regularly- which is what I said in the post that has If I could figure out how to change my background, that would be great. Blogger has changed some stuff, and I'm not exactly computer savvy.....

well that's it for's Monday night, and my favorite show is on: 'The Voice'. I rarely watch tv, but this is one show I love!
thanks for reading!