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

Friday, March 6, 2015

ART JOURNAL FRIDAY

 I am taking the class ART ENTWINED
with Misty Mawn and this was her first gift before class even started, a prompt,
to make a plaster covered journal.
So I made a large and tiny one and am ecstatic over them and will wait to paint and glue in them, probably when class is over.
I have been so in sync with the tasks she's had us do, it's uncanny.
Plaster, inks with paint sticks from our surroundings, color studies, master studies...all of which I have been exploring just days before class opened!
and so...it is just an WONDERFUL added "take" on all these excercises, from Misty and I am loving it!
 
 
 
 
 and now on to the EXPLORATIONS in my ART JOURNALS...
they pretty much speak without my adding additional comments,
so here we go ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 















 
 
 
Wishing you all a Happy Weekend with many
fun EXPLORATIONS!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

INSPIRATION WEDNESDAY in our HOME...

 HELLO MARCH!!!
 
 
 
 OUR GIRL and her DAD
 
 
 
 
 ENTRANCE TO FOLSOM LAKE
 
 
 
 
 HIS GIRL (too) and our THERON
(bottom photo was from LAST YEAR when it rained a little...
sidewalk reflection of mimosa trees)
 
 
 
 
 THE BACK OF A PARKING LOT
(it no longer exists; the trees died and the earth crumbled down over the rocks)
 
 
 
 
 St. Joseph's parking lot
(where the morning crows would chase me many times while I ran, laughing wildly to the safety of my building ;)
 
 
 
 
BIRDS ON A WIRE,
and some GREAT REMINDERS!
 
 
WELCOME MARCH!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TUESDAY before INSPIRATION WEDNESDAY...

 I've been sitting on this one for quite a while now...
 
 
 
 
just waiting and waiting for her face!
in the middle of the night...
BINGO!
 
 
24" x 30"
 
SUCH FUN...
and it's only TUESDAY ;)

Friday, February 27, 2015

ART JOURNAL FRIDAY

 These PAINTINGS were through the week in a larger journal...
 
 
 
 
 I did a lot of testing..
trying different color combos and leaving most of the under layers showing...
 
 
 
 
 a lot of EXPERIMENTING...
here I was trying to see how micaceous iron oxide
would accept paint, I didn't like it at all..
 
.
 
 
 
 
 this was with some collage, paint and
 
 
 
 
 drips...
this is what is so wonderful about doing smaller paintings in our journals...
I didn't care for this one either,
but learned MUCHO...
that's the point!
 
 
 
 
 this was complete PLAY once again ;)
 
 
 
 
 this was standing way back from the paper and
closing my eyes and squiggling with ink with a stick,
and then...
 
 
 
 
 opening my eyes and filling them in...
PURE FUN and
also LEARNING!
 
 
 
 
are you ready for the WEEK END?
WE ARE over here!
it's when we STAY HOME while there are gobs
of people roaming the towns.
 
HAVE A CREATIVE WEEKEND MY FRIENDS!
OXOX

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

INSPIRATION WEDNESDAY in all languages...

 an ALMOST finished piece...
still with the grays and having so much fun
with trying out new things,
yet bringing together what I've been learning
along the way
 
 
 
 
 in my journal last night...
 
 
 
 
 "ART SAVES"
 
 
 
 
 an ACTUAL finished piece...
although, it hasn't left home base yet so....;)
the irregular flower pot is piece of fabric
 
 
 
 little positive messages are written on the orange lines,
ever so fun!
 
 
 
 
 next up...
 
 
 
 
 these are sections of an FINISHED cupboard door...
 
 
 
 
 that I can't divulge until I have entered it for
a spot in one of my favorite galleries...
 
 
 
 
 the side of another unfinished...
 
 
 
 
a portion of a FINISHED piece
 
 
 
HONESTLY i FINISHED a lot of paintings just yesterday, including,
painting the backs and sides so that they are presentable to hang ;)
but just not ready to divulge them all...they are all downstairs ready for my husband
to fix proper gallery hung backs ;)
 
 
~ STAY INSPIRED ~ 
any way you can make that happen!


THANK YOU
ANITA
KATHERINE
SUE
CONNY
i left each of you a small sincere comment
in the previous post

XOXO

Friday, February 20, 2015

ART JOURNAL FRIDAY!!!

 late NIGHT FUN...
 
 
 
 
 the words somehow...
 
 
 
 
come EASY!
 
 
 
 
 another night when I couldn't go to sleep...
so I finger painted...
 
 
 
 
 then added details...
turning those scribbles into this darling little critter ;)
 
 
 
 
 DAYLIGHT and...
 
 
 
 
 feeling BLESSED!
 
 
 
 
 TODAY
the sun came up...
 
 
 
 
 the fog rolled....
 
 
 
 
 all the way in,
covering EL SOL...
BUT THEN...
 
 
 
 
 SUN!!!
 
 
 
 
 I started a series titled this...
I will divulge some day....
 
 
 
 
HAPPY WEEK END FRIENDS!
XOXO
 
THANK YOU, ALL YOU SPECIAL LADIES that took the time to leave a message...I love them so much!
I left each of you one in reply on my blog, just in case I forgot to visit. I try so hard, but I am aging and my memory escapes me completely sometimes ;)