Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Part 2 CiRcLe StUdY w/ HeLgA

This is part 2 of my circle study from Helga's blog...you had to find images from magazines that appealed to you ..quickly make a collage and add part of your circles from week one...then add more circles or dots to make a cohesive collage.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Helga's Art Lesson/ Challenge

Helga posted a new art lesson/challenge on her site and the challenge was D O T S! I started on watercolor paper and used mostly watercolor crayon for the color. I kept building the color layers until I got the intensity I wanted. I then added graphite pencil, some paint and gel pens to make it POP. As you can see I love to use a lot of color and layering in my art. This was a fun lesson. Check it out here:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DoLlS DoLlS AnD MoRe dOlLs

I have been working on dolls after taking a class by Judy Wise at the Art and Soul retreat. If you want check out more dolls from the class here is Judy's blog...http://www.judywise.blogspot.com.
The dolls are in various degrees of completion......I get bored easily and don't always finish things befor moving on to something else!

Dolls in progress....

SpOoKy BaBy........

I made this for a contest on Helga's blog....we had to make a collage using 4X4 background and then add an inchie to it. I painted the background and then added the images. I wanted to use Halloween colors.

Kind of a bad week.....

I had to
my friends funeral and then 2 of my kids got the flu...I think it is the swine flu, at least they have every symptom of the swine flu...all in all it was a crappy weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My friend Teresa

Teresa.....You were the most inspirational person I ever met. Your courage
love of life and positive attitude were incredible. The world is s dimmer place without you in it You have changed people's lives just by having met you.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crown piece is mine :)

Just to clarify...I only made the piece with the crown on top!


I forgot to add that we covered the whole piece in beeswax....my first experience using wax.


Took a GREAT class
with Lisa Kaus on
Sunday. She was an
excellent teacher! All
the color was added by
watercolor crayons and
graphite pencil...then we added any embellishments we wanted. Every edge is
painted on...even the bottom. The crown like topper I found at an estate sale..I think it is an old lightbulb surround. We also added collage elements.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Here is one of mine.
I am not happy with her arms ...but I think "she" turned out pretty good. She needs a name...
any suggestions?


Spent yesterday
working on 2 dolls
at the ART and Soul
retreat in Portland
Oregon. Met some
great ladies and had
alot of fun! These are just a few ferom some of the talented ladies...wish I had taken
more pics.