Saturday, November 28, 2009

Misty Mawn's class continued...'s whats so great about a GOOD online class...
this is one of my first painting layers...and then...
from a different lesson, adding collage...and then....
being given the freedom to alter this as well...if we CHOOSE!
..and one other (of many) she showed us how to make rubber stamps...
the right hand bottom corner, i made some new
stamps, flowers, painted them, cut 'em out..etc. and FUN!
...same collage painting, computer color change..

made really cute cards! GO IN FOR A CLOSER VIEW, TWICE!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Misty's Painting Layer Class/Excercises on Techniques

Full page transfer from personal photo
Full Page transparency from personal painting

Friday, November 13, 2009

Arboreal / 2nd shot

This is November 2008. what a difference each year can bring in color changes!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Arboreal with Julie Prichard and Friends/and we're lucky something isn't upside down on this post...just showing my expertise at the computer, hahahah

wind ravaged, november flowering plum
august, flowering plum

november, chinese pistache

august, chinese pistache

summer remnants...

fall fading.....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Michele Ward / Signs

Just press on Michele's logo to the right if you want to find out about this...
Signs...they are everywhere in my work from Nana (my mom's mother).
She ingrained in me a "CAN DO" constitution. Taught me the value of learning new ways and the wondrous mystery in experimentation. We had many giggles over trials in doing things our way at times, such delight she passed on to her grandchild.
Her signs are everywhere, her gifts passed down... she taught me how to knit, crochet, embroider, braid rugs, sew, darn and repair.
She taught me how to mend ANYTHING, picking up threads and fabric to mimic and match...a hole, a snag, a rip or ravel...just give it to me, i CAN DO!
Nana created the most outstanding braided rugs, filling living rooms. Cutting wool strips, filling them with cord, braided, and sewn into lush carpeting fit for a king, delighting anyone's eyes and senses!

This isn't in MY journal, put glued into Miz Katie's journal (our collaborative affair) in wanting to share my very soul of my Nana who put the gleam into life for me, carrying on in my art forever!Press on pictures to enlarge:

Leading to collaged purses..... Front Back of purse

She sometimes whispers and giggles in my ear, while sewing something. Has opened a door, whooshed in and whooshed out. She leaves her signs, i leave my signs...hopefully to the pleasantries and delight for everyone!!!
I love you my NANA. xo

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thank you

Happy November, and extra happy. Here is what i came home to (ghost busters were busy while i was away).
thank you soooooo much to all of you for your prayers and thoughts for my mom. she came through with flying colors, is better than she has been in yearsssss...considering a pace maker and many strokes. she just is so determined to not lay down and die, even though that would truly be easier for her. she gets those teeny little brittle arms and legs motivating before she can get out of bed in the morning, and then keeps on trucking inch by inch by inch till it turns into maybe foot by foot. such an inspiration for our family. thank you from the bottom of my heart. xo wanda