Friday, January 30, 2015

My Gelli Plate - Great for Cards

I stopped making prints and decided I needed to start doing something with them.
Below are some of my favorites.

Today, I have a card to show you using one of my prints.

One of my goals for 2015 is actually sending out the cards I make.
I just found a drawer full of them that I forgot I had.
Do you have boxes full of your cards that never make it out the door?

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Week 2

First I want to answer questions I received in emails.
Why did I join.
Why would I spend the money when I could just watch other YouTube videos.
How do I choose which workshops to take.

Here are my answers.

It's an investment in myself. 
I want to learn as much as I can. 
Meet other artists.
I don't know many in my area. Mostly scrapbookers but I don't scrapbook.
Many workshops that I have taken were not expensive.
I do bookmark them and then go back and read the information again. 
Donna's workshop is $1.40/week for 25 weeks.
My favorite workshops are from artists who's site has unlimited access to the workshops.
I tend to go back and watch them again.
I choose workshops based on what I currently love to create.
I love Abstracts and Mixed Media so I gravitate to those.
Or art that is completely outside my comfort zone but I want to learn it, like drawing faces.
I love artists who are messy, grungy and make you feel like you can do anything.
Many workshops I have taken are from artists who started me on my journey in becoming an artist.
Yes, they are trying to make money.
If you are a full time working artist, wouldn't you be trying to make money too?
I hope that answers the questions plus a few more.

Now, here is my page for the second week. It was all about collage.
This is my collage before I added more texture and color.

Here is the finished page.  Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Here are a couple of close ups.

I really love this page.
I wish I created it on a canvas.

See Donna's Workshops HERE
Donna's blog HERE

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Numbers and Collage - My Favorite

I'm realizing that collage and numbers I'm drawn too and it's in most of my art.
I've been taking Donna Downey's online workshop called 10-10x10 Canvases and Donna has added even more to my addiction.

This piece is NOT from her workshop. 
Just something I started to pay with and it all worked out.

The colors are not something is usually use but they are used in the workshop.
I decided to keep pushing myself to use something I'm not comfortable with using.

Here are a couple of close ups of the texture.

Are there colors you don't use?
I challenge you to use them.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Don't Wish Your Days Away

Here is a finished piece I've been working on for months. 
I pick it up add something and put it down for a few days.
I finally finished it.

I created it based on this quote.

Enjoy Life
Don't Wish Your Days Away

Click on the picture to enlarge

I made it on a stretched canvas, acrylic paints, stencils, watercolors, modeling paste and Pan Patels.

Here is a close up.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Inspiration Wednesdays - Donna Downey

Happy Wednesday!
And it is a happy one.
Today is the second video of Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesdays.
She brought it back again but with a twist.
It's a yearly membership of a cost of $35.
It is every two weeks. Click HERE for all the details.

I love watching her previous Inspiration Wednesdays' videos so I jumped at the changes to play alone.
She also has a Facebook group to share your work.

For the first page is was all about modeling paste and washes of color.

Here is my first page. 
Oh and it's not one of her journals.
I haven't bought one yet.

I can't wait for today's video.

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