Sunday, September 22, 2013

New Work In Colored Pencils

I have never done a whole face in just colored pencils, so this was definitely a lesson for me.  Using just one medium was very different... I haven't done that in a long time.   These were quick little faces for my art journal. A practice lesson from one of the mixed media artist I take lessons from.  Both of the same sketch of mine... I used different colors for each.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you!

Friday, September 13, 2013

My New Little Cutie...

I'm trying to get faster at doing my art... To sit down and just stay in the creative flow without any interruptions.  It's sad, but most of my interruptions are myself trying to get other things done at the same time... crazy and frustrating.  I am trying to work better at finishing a project in one day... well, maybe even two would be good.  

She was done on MM paper, using gelato sticks, water color crayons (love these things), old book pages, acrylic paints, stamps, stencils, paper bag, spray inks, and who knows what else I threw into the mix...  Once you get going there are no boundaries and that's the great thing about MM Art.

It's been a crazy wonderful summer here at the beach. I'm so looking forward to teaching MM Workshops this October... Fun! Fun!  I can't wait to start on my new journey into teaching MM Art to great people here in Florida.  My wish is that they will come away from the classes enjoying their creative experience, and maybe even on their way to a more creative life.  For me, I will get to meet and make new friends.

To be continued............... 

This is a work in progress for beginner MM art classes that I'm teaching. Can you believe that the pretty piece in the center of the large flower was going to get put in the trash. It's the old hose bib handle for our water outside, but I couldn't part with it.  Then it came to me where it belonged! There will be lots more old goodies incorporated in this before it's done.  I have some old buttons and sequins in there too.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Having Fun with Art Journaling

Hope everyone enjoyed their summer and you're ready to head into fall...  Since this summer has been filled with lots of inspiration for me, I've taken the time to enjoy some online mix media classes and youtube videos. There is just so much going on out there in the Mixed Media World of Art that it can be overwhelming at times.

Like some of you who have enjoyed going on trips and following your dream to new places to learn and enjoy friends, I am going to make it my goal to take a journey next year to an Art Retreat... I don't know where yet but I'm going.  This year I finally made it to the beach next year will be an art retreat. Girls just wanna have fun!!!  Right?  Oh yes, I think so... :)

Check out the link below... Traci Bautista is one of my favorites... Enjoy!
She is my doodling inspiration.

Layered with some stencils and stamps.

Water color crayons, gauche, and acrylics.
Hope you can see the two Friends. 
The pics below are not new they just have pretty colors so I thought I would share.

Flower with scraps of paper, and lots of layering
Using scraps and layering with water color and acrylics