Monday, April 27, 2015

the PROCESS...

 
i am studying in my journals, really hard lately...
and love to share!
i've been trying to figure out;
1. if i have a preference to background before faces?
2. leaving more collage in the very end?
i still don't have the answers and probably never will...
i am too spontaneous, and experimental.
so, in the meantime, i learned a LOT from these 2 excercises;
~ i continue to just "dive in" and "do"
~ i truly have slowed down on selections of colors, dimensions and on & on
~ i will never have a favorite between: black and white -- monochromatic -- COLOR!
~ i can't ever be sorry for the ALL tidbits i save/use for collage (even though, i do throw out stuff when it's truly on overload) although, i do have 2...make that 2 really PRETTY tray holders for all this ephemera, which one probably would never notice...BECAUSE...this is ONE BUSY manufacturing room ;0!
 
Yesterday's Example;
i made several of my own stencils, whew!
chose our May photos for that PICTURE FRAME.
finished making a journal for my youngest sister to take on our trip to Santa Catalina, Panama!
ALMOST finished a new BARREL STAVE GIRLIE, with PINK hair! (that i intend to do on mine soon)
painted a little elephant with INDIA INK...it did not turn out ;( but i won't give up...
 
getting a VISUAL here, i am,
i appreciate VARIETY...
and i DO finish my projects (eventually and always), whew!
 
a little
 INSIDE MY HEART
and
MY HANDS
and with
my soul
 
THANK YOU for peeking and i hope you
ENJOY THE PROCESS!
 
 







 
 
WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEK
 
it is SPRING here, is it there with you?
 
xoxo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BLOSSOMS in the Placer ARTS and EVENTS CENTER

 Placer County Arts is having a May Show, titled,
BLOOM
3 of my paintings were accepted ;)
(always thrilled)
This is the first one;
 
JUMP INTO YOUR LIFE
(my picture taking has gone down hill)
 
 
 
 
 
 up close, the largest flower pot in the painting is fabric with paint added to it
 
 
 
 
 there is writing...positive messages all along the orange lines...
 
 
 
 
 
 I have loved these hanging on our own walls...they are so cheerful...but alas...
I paint so much, our walls are over loaded ;)
 
 
 
 
 This is the Second Piece.
These first 2 are 12"x 36" x 1 1/2" gallery wrapped
The 4 polka dot squares are torn fabric and
the flower centers as well ;)
 
 
 


























 hoping you can read this quote from Mark Twain?
 
 
 
 












 This 3rd piece is 10" x 28" x 1 1/2" gallery wrapped,
titled; Plant "P" words ;)
TISSUE PAPER (crinkly) is the foundation over the canvas before I applied the layers of paint and more tissue paper.
There is a lot of texture that just doesn't show up in the photos.
 
 
 
 
 like "purpose", "perky" and...
 
 
 
 
 that IMPORTANT one;
Play, play, play...
 
 
 
 
the sides are pretty too...
one day i'll take better photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet and Mingle Night is May 1st for art collectors,
and then our work will remain in the ARTS BUILDING,
the month of May.
If they sell, we are allowed to replace with another work,
so I am very busy PLANTING seeds of ideas and trying
to BLOOM some more.
 
TIS' THE SEASON FOR FLOWERS AND FRIENDS
THANK YOU FOR VISITING ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

tomorrow
more photos
 
for an up coming
show
called
BLOOMING!
 
(imagine that)
it is spring somewhere...
even if it's just in our
 
HEARTS!
 
XOXO

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

INSPIRATION FOR OUR WEDNESDAY...

 After all our company went home...
for 4 days of excitement, and a new baby,
and all that family lovin'...
 
 
 
 
 I'm left with not knowing what to do with myself...
and so I finished "her" on carboard ;)
 
 
 
 
 and these are...
 
 
 
 
 in my Pinterest...
under the Cardboard section
 
 
 
 
 for my collage partners..
those 3 funny colored (just shows up that way here) papers in the center bottom and one to the right are copies on paper of some of my own ink transfers.
they were just right to set off the entire piece
 
 
 
 

another up close
 
 
 
 

 and closer...sooo many layers!
 
 
 
 
A pile full of DREAMS for you...
they should last till after the weekend eh?
 
wanda
xoxo

Friday, April 3, 2015

PRELUDE TO OUR EASTER...







 NEW LIFE
 
 
 
 






 GIFTING LITTLE EASTER HANGER












oh, and I put these cardboard works on Pinterest ;)
you can poke the Pinterest button on the sidebar.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

SIMPLY SATURDAY...

what happened to Inspiration Wednesday and Art Journal Friday of this week,
we might ask? Well let's just say I was so busy, that I didn't come here ;)
 
I have been studying hard and performing some of the lessons in our class, ART ENTWINED.
And in between is another part of my life that includes, other paintings, drawings, gluing. And then there are family HAPPENINGS...
 
These are all pieces of my class, done in my journals.
I will try to just put a simple/short explanation under each photo so that you won't fall asleep in your chair, whilst perusing.
 
and one more time I will write that I left EVERYONE a message on my own blog, in case I didn't visit yours (for shame Wanda)
and to say that I am ever so grateful for ANY input! it helps us get better at what we do! and I sure do treasure them all IMMENSELY.
THANK YOU EACH OF YOU
 
 
 TWO COLOR ~ SHAPE ~ FORM study
 
 
 
 
 I HAD to poke in a 3rd green color for a statement in the piece ;)
 
 
 
 
 TWO COLOR PAINT and FORM...
yes, again I break the rules with PINK (cheeks and wings for effect ;)
 
 
 
 


















 On Sunday I was putting some of my work together for class and I was thinking again for the 100th time, how Misty Mawn puts so much time and effort into her on line classes, that I have NEVER experienced with any other ones.
She goes so many extra miles...
eg; extra musings and quotes and recipes
and then a wonderful mix of lots of music we can use RIGHT THEN, and purchase off the net if desired (not from her)
just one of our weeks in class (there are 5) one could work on for an entire year with explorations and such...
INVALUABLE
PRECIOUS
she sends us WHIRLING and LIGHTS that FIRE OF DESIRE under me EVERY TIME!!!
SO I posted this on our class page, and thanked her for all the TREASURES she shares with us ;)
 
 
 
 
 YESTERDAY, in my FRIDAY ART JOURNAL
 
 
 
 
 ;)
 
 
 
 
 These next 2 are practices on FORM and SHAPE using as FEW colors as wanda can...
 
 
 
 
 to paint later...
 
 
 
 
 and THIS became an even bigger treasure than it already was.
JoAnna Pierotti has passed away (special artist and special human).
This was my very FIRST ART JOURNAL that I bought rather than make.
I wanted something extra SPECIAL because I was attending ART AND SOUL
4 day work shop with my sister Carolyn in southern California one year.
JoAnna had her mother draw a picture for her, then painted it and glued it onto a journal and finished it up with her magic. Her mother passed away on her return trip immediately after this. and many of you know our Carolyn has since left this earth, WELL...
 
 
 
to have a precious piece of JoAnna and writings inside about Carolyn's and my art journey together...
NO WORDS.
 
 
HAPPY WEEKEND FRIENDS
XOXO