Friday, January 19, 2018

IT'S STILL JANUARY...

On Fridays
Annie
comes over to paint
and collage. 
I always give her some directions,
and maybe demonstrations.
Then I let her
"do her thing".
And she goes to town!




 Then she explores supplies and
asks many questions,
(I love that)
chooses what she might like to experiment with and 
jumps in.
Today I put a small canvas next to her first project and, 
she squealed with delight, learning more tricks with inks.
Pretty soon she piped up with,
"Wanda, I'm ending up doing everything on the canvas"
YAY ANNIE ...
GO ANNIE...
EXPERIMENT and LEARN and have FUN with it!
I treasure these days with Annie.
She's my next door neighbor about a 1/2 acre away.





 Gallery wrapped canvas
with
dyed and painted papers,
dyed and painted fabric and fibers,
old sheet music,
and acrylic paint.
It's one of those pieces that is hard to photograph so one can REALLY see
what it's like!









I am almost finished with her...
I have so many paintings waiting in the wings.
But happy they are there.
I am trying to have more balance in life activities.
This is NOT ALWAYS EASY
when all you want to do is paint.






This is the latest little varmit captured on our outdoor camera.
We crack up at this one.
The little red light probably blinked in the dark as he was passing by and was startled!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

JANUARY 13, 2018...waiting for sunlight...

 waiting for sunlight to finish all of these...

























Monday, December 25, 2017

CHRISTMAS DAY 2017...

 These are some 
up 
close...




 portions
of whole
pieces that I am working on.




 A very good friend gave me a pack of
cotton wrapped canvases,
about 7x10 for Christmas.
I love how the texture shows up unless I get heavy handed.
There are 
TEN!!!

I started a series but who knows
where they will all end up.
will
show
them when
finished!


 I altered this on a photo op to use in another piece.




I even tried my hand at a little Santa on an inky project,
he's in the trash!

I am so looking forward to a new year and sunny days!
Hope you all are staying well, and if not, taking GOOD CARE of yourselves. xo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

IT'S SATURDAY AND THE SUN IS SHINING...

 Last night as the sun went down...








 TRULY INCREDIBLE!










Almost unbelievable!







 These are




 photos of our studio,
after we tore up the carpet and put down layers of felt.




 This is the flooring that
is going down.
We are hoping to finish in about 2 more days.
Especially me,
because I have a portion of cruddy
art supplies downstairs on the kitchen
table. 
Which I will need to cart back upstairs when we are through
with this project.
THIS
is why I haven't posted anything.




 Here is our fox...
well,
not ours.
He has been hanging around our house for a couple of weeks now.
He must have a den near by...
or 
she?
 And these guys have practically taken over
the neighborhood these last couple of years.





 I should mention here;
we live on 4 1/2 acres.
So officially most might say...
this really is "their" neighborhood.
Last night our nearest neighbors dog
got into a fight with one or more at midnight.
They had to take him in for emergency surgery.
They really have not been so cute I say.
They have become so brazen,
they scratch at our front door as if they'd like to come in and browse around.
Only took one time,
that I opened the door thinking it was our cat.
And there stood a raccoon standing straight up,
growling.
Ai yi yi




I had just started a class
of 
Misty Mawn's
Immigrants.
So I was only able to do one painting, boo hoo.
(Before we started tearing the rest of our house apart.
We have been remodeling upstairs for a year now.)

It has been bitter sweet looking up so many photos on the subject.
Then I started looking up photos
during the depression years, here in the states.
It has made me feel more than fortunate to have
been born after this time in history.

Have you taken a class lately?
This one is quite wonderful and affordable!


Monday, December 4, 2017

FROM START TO FINISH on a Monday...


Teal paint
collaged papers




Some black and white paint





These colors




and 
these colors



i was really not in the mood to do this
from the start.
But lots of times if i just dig in and paint
good things happen.
But not always.





 And 
then
it went
this way...




 And these very last 2 are in between
what the real finished product looks like...




It's almost always hard
but always
worth it,
i continue to learn.
i hope this helps someone else
looking in.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

IT'S A SUNDAY...

 I have a little clean up to do on her...
and she was so FUN!
I started with one of those free postcards and did up an enjoyable play time paint collage.
Then decided on a face 
as I spied the upper part that could fit
the bill for an
headdress!




 This was one of those year when we didn't get 
very many apples off our GRANNY SMITH tree.
But 
ENOUGH
for...




 an 
APPLE PIE
for
my 
FISHERMAN 
that will finally come home today,
after his 3 day excursion
with 6 other men...
napping in sleeping bags, 
eating what "they" decided to bring for meals, ha!
I bet I get the best smile ever!




family and friends.
It was such a beautiful day.
TREASURE
them all!

Now on to Christmas plans...

Not really that much...this is the time of year when I go absolutely nuts, painting away...

HAPPY SUNDAY ALL

Thursday, November 30, 2017

IT'S THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2017. And my last little oringinal for this month, in the year...


We get stacks of little postcards in the mail so often.
They are small, slick, and free.
So I decided to paint some of them and collage over a portion of the ads.



I just love sharing.
And I 
LOVED
how the photos underneath the paint 
peeked through.
VOILA!