Faux Finish: Ombre Bathroom

•March 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Quote of the day

•March 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment


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.


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.



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


This is the piece I did.


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


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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