Faux Finish: Ombre Bathroom

•March 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Quote of the day

•March 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Quote of the day, art piece

•February 26, 2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_7839 IMG_7838 IMG_7837 “Women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photography, rather than seeing fashion photography as cheap imitations of women.” Naomi Wolf

 

I had a vintage book on dressmaking which worked out perfectly for the collage portion of this piece.  It is actually mounted on cork.

Calligraphy with Bible verses

•February 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Encaustics class

•February 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I recently took a class at Jerry’s Art O Rama on Encaustics.  Interesting medium.  You start with heated wax, which you can add colorant to, or they sell it pre-mixed.

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IMG_8071 The piece you are looking at is what the artist did as a demo.  The heat moves the color around and gives unique results.  The wax must be fused in between each layer.

IMG_8070You can scrape off bits you don’t like, or want to highlight in some way.

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While beyond the scope of this class, you can add items to it—such as paper, twigs, lace, etc. for a more layered effect.

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This is the piece I did.

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I don’t know if I will incorporate this type of work into my regular creating, mostly because if I add another medium with all of it’s tools and equipment and specialized “stuff” I think my husband will just about lose it!  But my friend has picked it up with a vengeance and I am sure I will create some things with her in the future!  Watching the wax melt and move the color around was quite mesmerizing.  I can see why people like to create with it!

Colored Pencil: Cardinal

•February 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Study out of the book Nature’s Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin.  Amazing artist.

Henna Party!

•February 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Some of these I drew, some of these my talented friends drew.  The henna darkens over time.IMG_9263 IMG_9262 IMG_9261  IMG_9259  IMG_9257  IMG_9254 IMG_9253 IMG_9252 IMG_9251 IMG_9250 IMG_9249 IMG_9248 IMG_9247 IMG_9246 IMG_9245

 
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