Tuesday, November 20, 2012

San Diego Skyline

one of our assignments in our wild art 2 class was to do a skyline of where we lived, so i choose san diego. i loved the way that junelle hallstrom jacobsen (one of our instructors, www.yesandamen.blogspot.com) did her new york buildings in the mono color, so i knew that i wanted to go with the black and white. my dilemma was that i loved the colors reflecting on the water. so i did half and half! i used crackle paint for the sky, paper pieced the buildings, acrylic-ed the hearts and accents on the buildings and then put watercolor paper for the water and then did wet into wet.
i am pretty happy with the results. i am going to do some on canvas and see if i can get them into some of the shops in san diego :)!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Wild Hair Girl

Another one of the assignments in my Wild Art 2 class. She was so much fun to make!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bless This House

Here is a journal page from Week 2 of Wild Art 2!

A Safe & Brave Home

Here is my finished canvas for one of the projects from week 2 from my online class, Wild Art 2.
I am so loving this class and am going to be so sad when it is over. Guess I will have to go and take Wild Art 1 :)!!

This canvas is a replica of our sweet teacher, Junelle.


I really like this canvas and may make several more of them for gifts. We could all use the reminder that we are brave, enough and safe (in Christ)!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Awakened Desire To Sketch

I am taking Wild Art 2 with Christy Thomlison & Junelle, at www.christythomlison.typepad.com and Junelle is challenging us with sketching everyday. It was supposed to be sketching our breakfast, but I was out with Fran in a waiting room at a doctor's office. So instead of reading the magazine, I decided to pick an ad and draw what I saw. I am very happy with my results and I have found that it has awakened my love for drawing!! So I will be posting not only my assignments to this class but many more sketches of faces!!

And One For Sofia

Of course I had to make one for g'daughter # 3, Sofia! She is always in cute ponytails and she has dark brown hair. These are so much fun to make!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gift for Shayla's 5th birthday

Here is a painting that I just completed for g'daugter #2, Shayla's, 5th birthday. I am pretty happy with this! Amber wants one with dark brown hair for Sofia :). When I get home from NoCA I will start on hers.
I am loving mixed media and getting my hands dirty!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

7 Deadly Words - Outside of the Journal Week 2

The title of this painting is 7 Deadly Words. I don't usually do "dark" paintings, but these words seemed to cry out for a grungy canvas. I also had some grunge boards skeletons from Tim Holtz and figured that they fit perfectly. I attached the word "deadly" with 1/2" glue dots so they are raised from the canvas board.

I am actually thinking that I will hang this on the wall in my studio.  I am working very hard to eliminate these words from my talk, so I think having this in front of my face :)!! I will let you know if it works!

Monday, August 6, 2012

This is one from 7.21.2012
Want to live this truth!

Outside The Journal Week 1

My first canvas for Outside The Journal, by Dina Wakley, http://dinastamps.typepad.com/ponderings/2012/08/out-of-the-journal-week-one.html. 
It says, "art is part of the armor for my heart". Mixed media is pretty new to me so I am still trying to find "my style". This back round is from the paper that I wrap my table in. I like the way it turned out.
I can't wait to see how I progress throughout the month!