Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mama wolf

Here comes mama wolf, protective of her little baby, don't mess with her!
Sometimes I hear a song on my youtube play list and an idea pops into my head, that is where this one came from. I wanted to show a little forest girl holding a baby that I think of it I probably should have drawn some trees in the back, oh well! it's kind of a shabby textured painting, I'm trying to let go of having to control all my art, and paint more loose.

A few years back I was journaling every day, I don't know why I stopped, but one thing for sure, the pages I do now are disappointing! they just don't have the cohesion of my older journals...back then I was also taking classes, and working on backgrounds daily. See what happens when you skip a few days, they turn into weeks, then months....and getting back into it is not so easy!

So the only thing to do is put paint to paper, and see what comes out. This below is a page from my journal, I  used ink sprays first, and randomly applied paint. It ended up so ugly that wanted to cover it up so drew a face overtop, and as you can see, the ink below is bleeding through, which is fine by me. It's just practice, but if you want to paint a face over a background, just be careful not to use those dylusion ink sprays...they are impossible to cover! they are perfect for playing though......
The flower is a sticker I picked up at Michaels from their new gorgeous tropical line. 

Next up is a little fairy painting I'm working on, which is in the ugly stage at the moment, lol!
Will post when done
thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

after a long break.....

hi all! well, that sure was a long break since my last post! I had the best intentions, but never followed through so here I am trying again, and I hope blogger hasn't made any more changes! I was frustrated last time as things looked different, so I gave up too easy.

When I started my blog a few years back, the idea was to just have an online diary for myself, so imagine my surprise when people started reading  it! I was so thrilled, and intimidated...but I kept at it, grow a lovely following of the most wonderful people around and enjoyed reading my friend's posts. I don't know what happened, I guess life got in the way....and I did something I swore I would never do:  join Facebook. The only reason I did so was because and art class I was taking was going to be hosted naturally I thought I would only use it for this class, now it's been a few years, and anyone who has been on Facebook knows how much time you spend on it, lol!

The last couple of years have been terrible art wise, too much was going on in my life and I kind of lost my spark...I had little desire to paint, and would force myself to do some work, but weeks would go by without creating anything. I'm sure many artists understand how frustrating this is, especially when art brings you so much joy.

I may not have been creating, but that didn't stop me from buying art supplies and other fun things to use in my journals! the pic below shows some of the Jane Davenport mixed media collection I picked up from Michaels early this year, and that really helped to motivate me to just do something!
I have found myself addicted to washi tape, and must admit I have enough to last me a lifetime, lol! it works beautifully not only in your art journals but in decorating planners. In future posts I will show what I've done with some of the tapes.

I don't want this post to go on too long, so I will end with my latest big eyed girl painting, this was created on mixed media paper, I used various papers in the background, did some stamping and decided to draw a girl over top, incorporating the colors beneath, and of course I love words on my art, and this seemed fitting.
thanks for reading!