Thursday, July 16, 2015

These Little Birdies - A Mixed Media First

My creative muse has been tugging at me to try my hand at mixed media.  I did and loved it!  Here's a look at my first work in progress.  I'd do some things differently if I could but for a first try, I'm happy!  I didn't even have time to hang it in the wall before my daughter took it home with her.  I guess this means on to the next blank canvas!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

An Art and Wrestling Kind of Day

So today, I took a mini card making class and Jeff is at Enigma, a semi-professional wrestling event held in Lake Worth, Forida, the first Sunday of every month.   I was going to join him but then decided to get my Barnes and Noble fix and write some Penpal letters.  It's been a really busy but very nice holiday weekend.  Here's a sampling of my accomplishments, some comolete, some still works in progress.

                   Mini card book

           Yet unfinished collage which
         will be used for greeting cards

  The start of a mixed media piece of which I have no idea of the direction it will tar.  Right now it reminds me of the Everglades or an Amazonian jungle.

While at Barnes and Noble, I picked up a copy of an art journaling magazine.  I turned to the last page and there was a short article on doing art, any way you can if the muse strikes, but just do it.  There's no right way or wrong way.  It was just what I needed to hear.  Serendipity strikes just when you need it most.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Paper Play on the 4th of July

Happy 4th of July all.  We hope you're each enjoying your day in whatever way you're celebrating.  Jeff and I are having a paper play kind of day.  Hes making a blank journal:

I'm tearing paper to make a collages for greetings cards and also painting a small canvas with acrylic paint for an idea I have:

Tomorrow I'm taking a class in making mini cards with case holder while Jeff either goes to see the new Terminator movie or goes to a local professional wrestling match (he's a big WWE) fan.  All in all a good weekend so far!