Everyone use to say when I was younger that I had the biggest eyes. I wore lots of eye makeup to bring them out.. I knew they were my best asset.. well besides my big boobs. LOL Now I don't bother with the eye makeup any more. I don't know why I stopped. Maybe it's all the wrinkles and eye make up looks quite funny over the wrinkles. ROFL!! well anywho I am into painting these big eyed gals. Here is one I just finished.
I've been busy with Christmas and the shop but I had to do another painting for Christmas. I came up with this Christmas Angel after taking a Workshop from Suzi Blu.. She is such a wonderful mixed media Artist. I love her work.. Her classes are very good. Her style is different from Tamara who is my Mentor and my first Mixed Media Teacher. I like learning different styles and then applying it to my own style. I worked and worked on this and finally accomplished hands!! They look a little warped but hey it's my first time doing hands like that.. wooohoo !! at least they do look like hands and not claws this time. LOL
I used Molding Paste for her Wings.
Over the Molding Paste I added Gold Mica Flakes..
In real life it looks so cool but you can't really tell with
I just started a New Journal.. Well I have about 5 going. All different sizes, textures of papers and brands.. LOL I got from one to the other doing my Art Journaling. This new book is going to be mostly pictures of me, my hubby and our Fur Babies. So I decided to start it off with a Christmas Spread and go into the New Year. The faces are very blurry on this . I think it was because on my Lousy Camera the flash went off and blurred them.. boooo on my camera once again!! LOL
I used Acrylics on this spread. On the Stencils work I used Pan Pastels. I need to get me more of these. I love love them!!
Does anyone know why in Blogger I can't see where I do my links or my pictures are coming out in Code.. where is my toolbar.. what's happened??? anyone know how I can get this back.. My blogger has gone wacky!! LOL
Hey !! thanks for looking. I can't even center my page.. someone paleese help!
I'm currently taking Suzi Blu's class on Portraits and I love it!! She works with Prisma Color Pencils.. I keep wanting to use my water color crayons because that is what I'm used to . but I'm making myself stay away from them and use the prisma color pencils and acrylics. Acrylics and me don't get along too well so this is quite a challenge. With the water color crayons their forgiving and you can change something if you work quickly. The other mediums what you do is what you get. LOL Especially when you put a layer of Clear Gesso down. It's clear but not smooth. more like sand paper. Suzi uses the clear gesso for texture. I used a tiny bit on this but will learn to use more I'm sure.
I'm on the third part of the lessons but need to go back as she has other homework I didn't do.. My dog ate it!! LMAO!! j/k!
This class is really good and quite a compliment to Tam's Workshops I took. I'm so glad I took those as I know a little bit about portraits already.
I'm still at it at a snails pace creating the Tags that Tim Holtz is giving tutorials on. This is day two I believe.. This tag was sooo much fun to make. I did the deer backwards but shhhh don't tell. LOL
The burlap on the top went to an old bag of rice I had saved. It broke my heart to tear this up but hey do anything for the sake of art!! Right? ROFL!!
I finished this the other day but as I was saying in another Blog Post I've been sick. I haven't had the want or energy to even take pictures. This whole week I finished two pieces which is not like me at all.. I finally pushed myself to take and then edit the picture of my Latest Whimsy Gal. I did this on Hot Press Poster Board I found at Hobby Lobby. I love love hot press paper so much more then cold press watercolor paper but it's pricey for sure!! On my Christmas Wish List I have a block of it . You don't even want to know the price of this paper!! I sure hope Santa reads my letter to him this year. LOL
I used this fabulous Texture Paste with Gold Mica Flakes in it. How cool is this stuff!!
I also used Liquid Pearls to make the heart shaped buttons on her vest.. I love how it looks on this. I ordered more colors of it.. I never did use it much but plan to use Liquid Pearls a lot more now.
I sure hope I start to feel better soon. Tim Holtz started his 12 days of Christmas Tags which I'm going to need to play catch up on and I need to do some swaps I'm involved in and finish up my Christmas Cards and get them out in the mail.
This year sure has gone fast. Last month flew by!! It's the holiday season already and I'm not even prepared for all the creations I have wanted to do.. woooh is me. LOL
Hey you all!! Thanks for looking and your wonderful comments are what keep me going.
It's Grungy Monday on Friday. Well not really. I created this piece two days ago but have been feeling so sick I just now uploaded it. Over at Studio L3 we are suppose to work on anther Tim Technique.. Check it out here
I used a lot of Texture Paste on this piece and Fierro which shimmers and shines. I love it!!
I'm so sick I'm just going to post this and get to bed.. Lousy blog post I know. LOL
That's the title to my Journal Page. This was a challenge at the Yahoo Group "Journal Challenges" I was suppose to journal all twisty and turney.. I did make some crooked lines but when I wrote I wrote straight.. duh!! anywho here is my Art Journaling Page for this challenge.
I'm still at it drawing Whimsy gals .. right now I'm concentrating on my shading.. sometimes it's too much and sometimes not enough.. or it looks ragged and not good at all. Last night I just got so frustrated I threw a perfectly good drawing out in the trash.. Anxiety got the better of me.. LOL
Here is one I just finished. I'm uncertain about her hair.. My camera takes awful pictures also. It doesn't look so washed out in person.
I have this goal of making at least one Christmas Card per day now.. My goal before this was that last summer I would start on my cards. That didn't pan out.. at all! LOL so now I have this one and so far so good..
When I finished this Whimsy Gal with her wild hair I showed it to my DH (Duh Hubby, LOL) and he said it looked just like the 70's... I guess it does remind me of the 70's with all the Paisley Patterns. Remember the dress coordinating with the tights.. All Paisley.. omg did I look cool! ROFL!!
Tam over at Willowing did some Fabulous Whimsy Portraits of Gals with will hair and she set a challenge to do some with yup wild hair.. This is what I came up with.. Not so wild but pretty cool hair huh? LOL
I love Ballerina's .. Heck I love Dance.. I used to be many moons ago a professional dancer.. Ohhh those wonderful years of being on the stage. The adrenalin rush was fantastic!! Nowadays' it's all I can do to bend over and pick something up... Old age has hit this old gal!! LOL
anywho I felt like working in Bee's Wax this morning. I got up about midnight and set to work on this piece. It has been awhile since I worked with Bee's wax. I forgot how much I like it.
I used Fiero again on the piece. It's a rust colored Texture Paste that has teeny tiny glitter in it. I so love it. I ordered a different color and can't wait till it comes in so I can play!
Last night I was on a roll.. Not only did I finish one of my Whimsy Gals . I also finished an Art Journal Spread and altered a Composition Book. This book cost me a whopping quarter at Wally World (Walmart)..
I painted the Cover Black
and then with a Dry Brush brushed some white paint on
Let Dry and added the images.
I then added all that wonderful red Texture.. You should see it glimmer!
This Texture Paste called Fiorro has tiny pieces and I mean teeny tiny pieces of glitter in it.
It is made by Deco Art and yes it's in the shop
Doesn't this Gals Dress look Tie Dyed.. cool huh?
There must be at least 10 layers going on.
I just added and added layers to this Journal Spread..
I've been working on my Blending on the faces of my Whimsy Gals.. Not sure if I am even getting the picture but I keep going with them.. I have been incorporating them into my Journal Pages Lately.. This one is not a Journal Page. I bought a sheet of Hot Press Water Color paper to try and I used it on this gal.. She has pretty eyes no?
I sure would like some input from my Mentor Tamara Laporte
but being she is one week due to have her baby me thinks she has other things
on her mind. LOL
Life Book starts in January and I can't wait.
One whole year of making Art and learning about ourselves.
Tam has some great teachers lined up for the classes plus herself.
Did I say I can't wait for this Workshop to start!!!
Hey if you could leave some feedback on my Whimsy Gals I sure would appreciate it.
Over at Linda's Studio L3 the challenge was to use a Tim Holtz product and create something within Ten Minutes. I created this Clean and Simple Card using Tim's Christmas Texture Fade, some Fired Brick Distress Inks. I put it on the Texture Fade itself. and Tim's Paper Stash "Christmas Memories". Just as my ten minutes was up I was putting the bow on. LOL
Next Saturday we are having our Halloween party at OWSE plus I will be hosting a Slumber Party. I invite everyone to attend. Click here to join our Event group.. There will be loads of prizes from OWSE and lots of fun!!
oh by the way I'm still creating those Whimsical Gals. Here is the last one I have done. My camera took a horrible picture. The background is actually blue and green .. You can't see the Green at all. booo on my camera!!
Thanks for looking and I hope to see everyone at
The Halloween Party over at the Events group for OWSE
Last night I was on a roll creating these gals. I was up until the wee hours of the morning. Why? because I was nervous about an MRI I had to do today. I have panic attacks in these and I was afraid that would happen. Well I think My Angel was watching over me as I had none. It went smooth and I was cool , calm and collected. After Sedation. LOL
I kind of lost my Muse as these portraits are all I can do right now.
I can't do anything else as nothing will come to me to do.
Escape is my title for my newest Art Journal Spread and Whimsy Gal.. I'm still in the workshop put on by Tamara (Willowing).. I'm learning so much I love it!! I'm consumed with creating these gals. Imagine me drawing. Unbelivable!! I can't wait for her Life Book Workshop starting in January. Check it out here
I'm still at it.. trying to learn how to do Whimsy Portraits. I keep at it. I don't know if I'm getting better or worse. LOL but I keep going. I'm having problems with background. Tam makes it looks so easy but even though I'm doing faces I still can't draw.. or am afraid to muck it all up by drawing and not being able to erase what I draw because of layers of color.. wondering if others go through this..
Over at OWSE we are having our Challenges for the last half of October. For my Challenge I gave the gals the challenge to use their most Outrageous Stamp and create a Tag with it.. This also fit's the Challenge over at Stampotique.. Their Challenge is to Create a Tag. Easy Peasy my challenge fit's right in.. I just discovered this Stamp Company and I love love their Stamps. So unique and Different. I bought two of them and the quality of the stamps are fabulous. I will go back for more. This is one of the stamps I bought..
I had to make my hubby a Birthday card and couldn't even think of something masculine.. They are the hardest Cards for me to make.. I finally came up with this. I used a Resist Technique for the Background and Embossed the Humming Bird.. I used Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Inks on the Background but the Broken China doesn't even show up in the picture. It really looks off color for sure.. oh well at least I have a masculine card. LMAO!! I Distressed the edges using my new Distrezz it all.
I can't wait for Halloween this year.. who know's how many kids are going to come to the door? We're in our new house and though we don't see many kids on our block their are loads in the neighborhood. I hope to get my face painted by Cindi and dress up to go to the door..fun, fun, fun!!
I got into Linda's challenge over at Studio L3 for Grungy Monday and created this tag. I used two different stamp sets to make this. Tim Holtz's Mini Halloween and Haunted Hallows.
I'm in love with whimsical caricatures now.. I just finished this piece. Not sure if it's finished or not. I tend to over due things and I'm trying hard not to but to me this needs more. I need to have a thunk on it and maybe add to it? ya think?? LOL
I'm taking a few workshop by Tamara or better known as Willowing.. She is a fabulous teacher. well when I'm teachable I guess. I gave up yesterday for awhile and then heard one of her fabulous talks about the Monster within. The one that tells us we are no good at Artwork well at anything. You know the one. After a pep talk from Tam I went into her World Of Whimsy course and gave artwork another go. I came up with this Whimsical Gal. I don't like the Tissue paper on her and will probably put a blue wash over it but for now I'm okay.. at least my inner monster is. LOL
Don't Laugh but I'm taking a portrait class from Willowing. It will get more whimsical later on but right now I'm learning how to do this portrait with a graphite pencil.. want to see my first try??? I said don't laugh now.
I'm having so much fun playing with Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts. I used them in this Layout and Card. On the Layout I used Acrylic paint on one and Distress Stain Peeled Paint on the other. I think it takes the paint better then the ink. Maybe I should have done two coats of the Stain.
I cut out the Frame on my Cricut then embossed it with just one Layer of Utee and I didn't on purpose put the Utee on the whole frame. I tried to get the look of Wood and Distressing.
I used Kraft Paper for the Frame and Tim Holt's "Lost and Found" papers for the Base.
It's a pretty simple LO for me. I like more layers usually.
I used a Tilda Stamp on this card. I only have two of them.. I keep saying I want to collect these.
But I never do.. boooo on me!! LOL
The flowers are Mostly from Prima except that Little Pink one on the right bottom corner. That is from Bazill.
I was half awake when I painted the Art Parts and it sure looks like I should
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