Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscar doodling

Doodled during the Oscars last night--
Meet Henri and Oscar who came to life 
by first glueing down random (the heavy lines) paper prompts
and then making a story out of them.
Henri has two prompts and Oscar has four.
Fun to be silly and just do it.
All inspired by The Year of the Spark.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Today I will Choose Joy

 In MATS Bootcamp our assignment was to make wall art
on a piece of roundish wood.
 So I first sealed the part of the wood that I planned to paint on,
then sketched the general idea.
 Painting commenced and I found it rather hard to get 
the acrylics to flow and blend.  
Fought it the entire time....

But I persevered and eventually these happy souls appeared-
A bear delivers flowers to a crow in need of encouragement,
and a young girl and corgi welcome the two to their cozy home
for tea and scones by the fire.
I wish I could join them.
 Words of affirmation were added
 to remind me that I have a choice everyday 
to love and experience joy,
or squelch it.
It really is that simple.
so today I will choose Joy!
This oval 11x14" rough edged piece of wood 
would love to adorn your wall 
and remind you to 
give flowers
 or words of affirmation
or whatever is needed
 to those around you each and every day. 
$150 - email me if interested or it will go to the gallery soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Have a Meowy Valentine's Day!

Sent this Valentine across the country to my granddaughter.
She loves seeing Matteo when we Skype
so I figured he could wear a tutu and crown while they danced together.
Hope she is old enough to smile.
Happy Valentine's day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Musings Notebook for MATS Bootcamp

I am loving Lilla Rogers'
Make Art that Sells Bootcamp.
Our first assignment was to sketch Edwardian brooches
which was quite fun.
This assignment morphed into turning these sketches into a cover for a journal.
The final drawings are displayed on her site.
How fun is that?

I thought you might like to see my initial sketch.
I wanted to make a journal that I would buy,
and as this wasn't for an actual client,
I didn't make the jewelry the focal point.
So I decided to fill the pages with the way my art desk actually looks with art stacked everywhere.
A notebook should be for lots of ideas and brainstormings don't you think?
Not neat but messy which allows for more
musings, meandering and markings.
Then I decided I needed my own copy.
So I was happy with it for my first project.
Now on to the next one.
You can see my project and all the other beautiful submissions here.