Friday, July 25, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities challenge 7 Painted Industrial

Check out Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities book 3, no 7 Painted Industrial, for directions on this very cool metal look.
For whatever reason I immediately knew I wanted to do this old phone. That was as far as the idea took me for week or so. Then it finally came to me and I finished it off with the lovely gal and the old style telephone number. This was really my husbands phone number growing up, so he got a kick out of it. Check out the fabulousness at Studio L3 and shop for supplies at Inspiration Emporiums' site.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Week 21 crinkly abstract chick

This week was many layers of book text, gesso and layers of heavy body acrylic applied with a pallet knife. Again, nothing I would normally do, but interesting anyway. I'm trying to ignore the drive to catch up, since I'm behind, but I know that's not the right way to go about this, so I'll try to chill and enjoy the journey a bit more.

Week 20 More posies from My online Donna Downey class

More posies and finger painting, kind of decided I don't think this is so much my thing.  I'm a bit more straight lines, perspective than I am abstract and loose. But, that is why this class is great for me. I am exploring and abundance of new techniques and media, so rock on sister!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Week 19 Donna Downey's art class

Yes, I'm a scoosh behind, but you know life happens.  This was done with black gesso, very interesting stuff. The rest is collage bits, doodling and washi. I am realizing that I find refuge in art when life gets complicated and it helps ground me.