Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gratitude Greeting Cards

I like to make my own greeting cards using my own artwork.
Gratitude is the theme of these cards.
 
I want them to be colorful and unusual. Of course mixed-media will be the style. I've covered the background with pages from vintage song books and cook books. I spend too much time reading my collage papers. Layers of Glazes and Stamping.

The bottom border is made from fabric squares. My homage to the nine patch quilt. I've left space in the middle for words.
The main space - the focus - are collaged hearts. 
Heart.
 The Soul of Gratitude. 
A good place to begin.

Three more designs . . .

              

I will scan this artwork in the computer and digitally add the words. Professional photo prints will be made. I only have an ink jet printer, which makes poor copies that will fade. I could buy laser copies, but I like the photo prints best. 
I think I will put them on Etsy to see if anyone else likes them..

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LEO Mixed Media



The auto-biographical LEO painting. 
Sitting on the shelf waiting for revisions.
It sat in the back of my mind until I 
finally decided a few more masks were needed.
A few more collage pieces to break up 
the scrabble letters.
Now it feels finished.


This is the original . . .



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How Does Your Heart Grow - Collage


Collage. I always paint in pairs. 
Never waste the extra paint or in this case, the extra paper.
As I was creating the Wedding Gift, 
this collage followed right along. I rather like it. Even though there are many layers and many pieces - it is still simple - an uncluttered message.
What?
You don't see Simple?
Believe me when I say - I could have taken this painting so so much farther.
I'm glad I stopped here

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Wedding Gift

The Madonna acrylic transfer was easily applied to the canvas. 


I choose HEARTS for the focal point of the painting. 
Hearts and Love and Weddings. 
I am predictable.
I created some butterfly wings for the hearts. 
On your wedding day - your heart should soar.

In keeping with the their strong FAITH, I added the Bible verse - Mark 10:27.
And a whimsical saying about True Love - because I love whimsy.
 


Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp Day 2 of summer fun, Jeremy begs his family to come get him.