Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
A wonderfully rusted folding rule (I stand corrected, it is not called a ruler but a rule I learn something new everyday :-), and 4 rusted cast iron faucet handles!!
Can you just see all the endless possibilities?
Friday, April 20, 2007
I started with a budget pack of kid's plastic paint brushes and cut most of the handle off, I then wrapped what was left with deli paper painted and stamped with Color Mists and gel medium once dried I then stamped with some gold Krylon leafing paint and sealed them with Crystal Lacquer. Once they were completely cured I drilled holes in the tops and wrapped them with copper wire and beads.
Below is yet another piece I did using one of my alcohol ink backgrounds...I know you all are probably getting tired of these but I've promised myself to try and use up all the samples I made so here you go:
alcohol ink background with glow in the dark star wall stickers from the dollar store, stamping with krylon gold leafing paint and black Staz-on ink and vintage image. I have to tell you I had forgotten the stickers glowed until I walked in last night and saw my piece glowing in the dark, what a kick to see it glowing! LOL
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
And also to have been nominated by Kris Henderson for the Thinking Blogger Award. If you haven't had the chance to check out Kris' Blog its always a wonderful source of inspiration for me both soulfully and artistically. Kris expresses her thoughts through photos which are not only beautiful they're soothing to the soul. I highly recommend taking a moment to read and view pictures from her recent trip to Africa when you get the chance.
Now to pay it forward I nominate the following 5 blogs that make me think...for me the following blogs either cause me to think and/or inspire me. My nominations (not in any particular order) are:
Joanne Thieme Huffman-has a natural talent for writing and really poses some great artistically provoking questions, I truly appreciate her contemplations that leave me with intriguing thoughts to ponder. Not only that she posts wonderful eye candy to boot :-)
Corinne Stubson-is one of the most generous inspirational artists I know. Her blog is chockful of thoughts, eye candy and inspiration, definately a must see!
LayersUponLayer-Cyndi's blog is a vast source of useful information and endless inspiration! You could spend a great deal of time here and still not cover it all.
Monday, April 09, 2007
An on going obstacle that many artists have (myself include) is allowing our inner critic to take hold and plant seeds of doubt about the art we've created. One of the hardest things to do is to learn to listen to your muse and NOT listen to your inner critic! Practice dusting off your shoulder with your hand as if you had a piece of dirt on it and flick that inner critic away and just say "No!"
Sunday, April 08, 2007
In honor of Easter I thought I'd share with you some beautiful colored eggs that were colored using Color Mists. They were done by a very talented artist and friend Karen Owen, check her site to view more pictures and other artwork she's done.