Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wood burning Love

I found these great little birchwood plaques at walmart today. they are small yes but only 98 cents so they are perfect for practicing the wood burning technique.  I have never done it befor and wasn't sure if I would like.  I borrowed a wood burning tool from Barbara and tried it out on these little plaques. I have to say that it was actually fun to burn with the tool.  I love the effect! I had so much fun I did both plaques.  I don't think I woud ever have thought to do this on my own so thanks SuziBlu!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pretty pretty girls everywhere!

I recently signed up for an online workshop with SuziBlu and so far it's been so fun. The video lessons are great! It's always fun to see how other artists work and Suzi is such a generous teacher.  I still haven't tried the wood burning part yet but it won't be long now.

I've been doing a lot of sketching and shading and a little painting.
my pretty girls look kinda like suzi's but it's the shading and the technique that I am focusing on. I really think you have to do lots and lots of drawing and repeating until what you do develops and evolves into your own expression. so untill i get there i'm just trying to do some art every day, enjoying the process for now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

tissue collage

here's my latest work in progress
a little experimentation with tissue paper collage
lot os layers of panted tissue paper and printed tissue
10x10 stretched canvas


Monday, August 11, 2008

Beauty Love

last month we adopted a little kitty from the humane society.  we named her Beauty and she got really sick with an upper respiratory infection. she needed antibiotics and iv fluids. i even had to hand feed her with a syringe for a couple of days. we were so relieved when she finally got better.

this little altered board book is the story of bringing our little Beauty home.