Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fat Book Pages finally done!

Here are all 42 pages ready to be mailed for the Artiscape Fat Book. The theme is the "Age of Innocence". I used watercolor paper and splashed coffee stains and acryllic paint splatters on the background. Then I collaged some pics of women and a NYC train ticket. On the back was a clock rubber stamp and some map collaged on. I put my blog address on the bottom of the page. I was so excited to actually have a blog this year. I look forward to seeing everyone's pages in April.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Collage

This is a birthday card collage I made for my Dad for his birthday on Wednesday. He likes to travel so that is the theme I chose. I used splatter paint for the background and added different pictures and stamps. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Zentangle Valentines Day!

Here are my finished zentangles in heart style. I tried to use the official thread planning in my square. I only learned this from reading the websites-self taught. Click on the image for a better view. I hope to learn more when I go to an art retreat in April that is actually teaching this zentangle method. I will know more then. Try this fun and quick art doodle. Have a great Heart Day. My sweetheart is taking me out to a play downtown saturday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Narrative Collage

This is a style of collage to tell some kind of story with text and pictures. I chose my son's upcoming marriage and used different things to describe their relationship and interests.
I started with layers of text below the actual collage and then painted the background. Painted papers were used as collage as well as images. Finally charcoal was used to outline the main images and text.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Zentangle Valentine

Has anyone else been making these? It took me a while to come up with a thread that used the corners for the image. Im working on two more.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Floral Watercolor Card

This is for a birthday card for my friend, Stacey. I used lots of layers and tried to get a 3-d effect. This is small 4 x 6 mounted on cardstock. Im going to try to print some on strasmore art paper to make more cards.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

At the Pottery Wheel

I started making some bowls on the wheel today for the March fundraiser in our local area. Every year attendees pay for a bowl and get some dinner with it. This raises money for the Douglas county shelter for women. I hope to get 6 made to donate. I will have my middle schoolers glaze them for me.
They have not had much luck making pots themselves so far.