Friday, November 15, 2013

Been Awhile

It's been awhile since I have blogged. I'm just so damn lazy lately when it comes to the computer.. well no when it comes to everything!! LOL I have been working on a lot of varied mediums.. I have found my Panpastels. I always had them but never hardly used them. A friends of mine had been using them so I dragged mine out and then even ordered from Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium the "Portrait" set.. well I haven't stopped using them since. I need a lot of practice but I love love love them!! You can do about everything you do with paint with them.. Here is the last piece I did with them on her face. This was done for Effy Wild's Moonshine Mother workshop. I'm going to be sad when this is over. Almost there.
and then I did this Still Life. I had a ball with this. Loving the little bit of Landscape painting that is in it..

My Brother in Law from Florida fell in love with this piece so I sent it off to him and my sister..

So anywho that's just two of my pieces I have worked on since last blogged.

I'm heading over to Paint Party Friday to see all the wonderful

I really got to get back to blogging.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone


Friday, October 11, 2013

and now back to our regular scheduled program

Lately I've been working with my Genesis Oils doing a lot of Still Lifes and I'm also on the quest to learn how to do my Gals but realistically.. but, always a butt.. I wanted to go back to basics and do one of my gals.. and here she is... A Little Mermaid... LOL  

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week. I know I've been absent for a week or two.. Just tired of the computer. Wanted to get away from it for a bit. Now I'm back... LOL

 It was my Birthday yesterday and duh hubby took me to the Art Museum. Ohhh I loved it.. we were in the Jewelry department of their gift shop when he whipped out this jewelry box... I was surprised and embarrassed as everyone started to look at us. I told him to put it back and give it to me in the car.. well in the middle of the parking lot he got it out again and put this beautiful necklace on my neck. It was just like the old days for us.. Yup I'm still in love after all these years. Even though we have tons of marital problems we still love each other and that's a lot.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Grand Opening!! The I Did It Creations Showroom

The I Did It Creations Showroom opens today!! 


 The Showroom is a collaboration of Women Artists and Craftswomen who are selling their work.. 

Come on over and win a Writing Journal by Raw Creations.. 

All you have to do is buy a piece and your name will be put in the hat for one of these Journals.. This is a $28.00 value.. 

So head on over to the I Did It Creations Showroom and take a peek at some Fabulous Arts and Crafts..

Friday, September 27, 2013

Boy am I lazy!

I sure am Lazy these days.. Just thinking of Blogging I start to yawn and do something else.. I really would like to blog, I want to blog but I'm just plain Lazy! LOL  I'm going to try though.. Starting today..

Here is a Bouquet of Flowers I just completed.. The pattern is by Mary Kingslan Jabilisco.. Check out her sight.. She sells oil paints called Genesis.. I'm really into these lately.. The way they dry is you take your heat gun to them or bake them in the oven.. voila!! a Dry Canvas!! No waiting forever like traditional oils. 

I also completed this week this still life by Mary..

I love painting Glass now. You can not believe how easy it is once you get the illusion going.. LOL

Well everyone have a great weekend. I'm going to go play at Paint Party Friday for a change on Friday.. Head over there to see some fabulous Artists's work..


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Young Mother

I created my first nude painting.. Though very soft and feminine you can see the starts of a pooched belly from carrying a child.. I never could have children and in the work I'm doing with Effy Wild in Moonshine Mother it came out with my clustering and free writing.. The hurt will always be there within me .. It's way down there now that I'm in my 60's but still ever present..

I'm joining Paint Party Friday.. Check out all the fab artists over there.!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dedicated to Stacey

This Portrait is of my Niece Stacey.. not even sure it looks like her but I thought of her every step of the way while I was creating this.. Stacey just went into remission for Breast Cancer. She lost both of her breasts, her hair but not her dignity. I was so proud of her.. Then she just found out that the cancer had spread and she now has Liver Cancer. How strong is she suppose to be? My God she just went through hell!! She was going into New York City last I heard to consult doctors in a big Cancer Medical Center. I'm waiting to hear the news.. I just feel so broken hearted for her.. She fought so hard against the breast cancer and now this. Well she is a fighter.. I know!! and she will beat this for sure!! From my heart to God's ears!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I call this portrait Summer... She is all dressed in her Summer Finest..   Maybe going out to watch some Polo.. LOL 

 I'm so behind in the 29 Faces Challenge.. oh well I got another one going maybe just maybe I'll finish it today..


I'm joining Paint Party Friday besides 29 Faces.. I'm late for that also.. ROFL!! I'm always late!

Robyninski the 927th.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

for a swap

This piece I created is for a swap in a Yahoo Group I belong to.. I don't know why my camera does so much contrast.. The skin really blends quite well but in the picture it looks horrible.

any ole who here is my day 2 for 29 faces. I have to catch up..

Monday, September 2, 2013

29 Faces again

It's time for 29 Faces again. Am I going to participate you ask.. you betcha!! I hope I can meet the challenge as I'm so involved in learning oil painting now and of coarse there are all my other studies lately. but I'm going to try..

Here is Face #1.. it's a cheat as I did this at the end of August. I'm actually working on a gal as we type..

This is titled "Off to Paris".. The Background was done with Tissue Paper from 7 Gypsys which is all French sayings, words and other stuffs. I love to collage and then use paint, inks and everything else I can think of. I also included a little crochet flower that was a gift to me from my friend Melody. She is a fab Crocheter and sent me a bunch of them.. 

Well I hope I do my link right for the 29 Faces Challenge. It always confuddles me. LOL

Hope you enjoy the challenge if you going around and checking out all the wonderful artists who participate.

Robyninski the 927th.

A Still Life

I've been creating a lot of Still Lifes lately and a few Landscapes.. I just got into using Genesis Oil Paints. I love them!! They won't dry until you heat set them.. I can just leave my work table and come back three hours later and just pick up where I left off... I love that style of painting... On the other hand I did this one Landscape painting using Traditions Acrylics and used the Direct Method of painting and sat for 8 hours working wet on wet and having the problem of the drying time as the air conditioner in my Studio is very strong and dries everything way too fast.. but I do love my Acrylics too.... I guess I'm just a all over the place artist!! LOL  I do these Still Lifes and Landscapes in between creating "My Gals"...

Here is the Still Life I just Completed and the Landscape I complete a few days ago. Both two totally different methods of painting. 

Do you know which style you like best? Let me know I'd be interested in hearing opinions. 

Working with Oils or Working with Acrylics with short Open Time.

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.. always a little late. LOL


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Design Team

It's that time again where we have a new Design Team over at Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More... I think Susan my DT Coordinator has worked her butt off to pick the best DT yet!!

These gals are so Talented it's crazy!! Wait until you see the new team's work on the first challenge they do as a team!! I can't wait to see!!

If you are into Digital Stamps head on over to my Challenge Blog -  and get creating. Each week there is a challenge to do where you can win some stamps..

Digital Stamps are very easy to work with and very cost effective. Meaning their cheap, cheap, cheap!! and you always have them to use over again, resize if you want and do a million things with... !!

Well I wanted to wish all the New Gals in the Design Team good luck and best wishes.. To my gals that have been on the team for awhile I wanted to let them know they are fantastic!! I'm so proud of them.... and to Susan my DT Coordinator and soooo much more.. Thank you thank you thank you!!

Take a look on my side bar for the new Design Team and check each gal out... it's worth it,

Get yourself some Digital Stamps over at Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Fae

The third in the series from Tamara's Summer Workshop was a Fae.. I love Fairies and I love creating them but the one I did at first I didn't like very much. It was something about her eyes that just didn't come out right.. So some days went by and I tried again. This time doing a three quarter portrait.. I liked this one a whole lot better..  

I am going on an art retreat next weekend and we are having a gift round robin.. I might give this one as my gift..  I am quite shy at times about my work and if it's not something that has been bought by someone I get to feeling funny about giving my work as gifts.. Isn't that totally stupid. LOL  That ugly monster inside rises up and says my work isn't good enough as a gift... good enough for someone to buy but not as a gift? Now where is the logic in that? duh and duh again!!

so anywho I'm rambling.. Here is my Fae

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.. Head on over and see some beautiful work done by some fantastic artists.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Second in the Series

This piece is the second in the series of the workshop I'm taking by Tamara Laporte (willowing).. 

I'm so having fun at this workshop.. bad english I know. LOL  I've been learning also how to shade a bit more painterly then bring it all together.. 

My Circle went a bit wonky but that's okay.

I had a ball creating this piece.


Friday, August 9, 2013

Gypsies , Tramps and Thieves

I painted this Gypsy the other day in Tam's new Summer Workshop... My hubby gave me a gift of the workshop.. I wonder what he is feeling guilty about to give me a gift!! ROFL!!  Actually I handle the money but he kind of decides what to do with it... well most of the time.. Now that he is fighting for his sobriety  he is back to handling alot of the money.. at times.. LMAO!! 

anywho here is the Gypsy I painted..  Tam's style has changed a little bit and so she is teaching a tiny bit different.. I learned quite a lot in this first part of her workshop on shading..  That is exactly what I wanted to bone up on.

Do you like my Paw print on the right hand bottom. That is how I'm signing my pieces lately. I should date it though.. I thought now if people don't remember that. LOL

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week. Head on over to see some fabulous artwork..

Robyn the 8927th.  wow.. LOL

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Effy's Blog along

I'm 5 or 6 days late on Effy Wild's blog along.. That isn't like me at all.. I'm late with everything and behind on it all!! My Book of Days is totally behind and all my half done paintings are still half done paintings.. Yet I start on something get bored , start on something else get bored again and again and again. I'm not sure what's going on with me at all.. I'm not in a bad space, not in a great space but things are going smooth at home. well as smooth as they can go. LOL  So what is it? I haven't a clue.  Something is though. This is the second week of this restlessness.. It feels uncomfortable. I can't accomplish much.. My house looks like someone shook it, turned it upside down and back side up again!! and that's not even saying what's going on in my studio!  So I've decided to do what I tell other to do all the time. Make a list of things I have to do.. Do one thing at a time and check it off when done.. can I do this? I don't know I'm still so  meshugana... a little scattered...  a little crazy and a tad bit on the slow and sad side.... 

Is it my time of the month? Nope that don't happen no mo no mo... it does but the doctors say it can't so it's not but it is.... take that doctors!!

Speaking about doctors mine came to the house the other day and told me the spot on my lung is gone.. now how can that happen? I haven't a clue but that was wonderful news. Your probably thinking to yourself that I said "Mine came to the house the other day"  yeah my doctors come to me.. LOL  its only because when I had kicked John out of the house because he wanted to be an addict when he grew up I had to get the doctors to come to me as I couldn't get the wheelchair down the road , up the block and into the doctors by myself.. man do I hate depending on others for that chit. anywho now that John is back home the doctors still come to me.. 

boy am I rambling... okay we have to blog everyday for 30 days so I better shut up so I have something to say tomorrow..

want to see something I did finish? LOL   Here is an Art Journaling Page I did get done. well I think it's done.. I used the borders on one of the Dylusions stencils for the border.. cool huh?/ it's pretty plain jane for me isn't it... 

see ya tomorrow..

Robyninski the 927th.

Friday, August 2, 2013

This Piece

I finished this piece the other day and just don't know what to do with it? LOL   I don't think I can sell it as it was a class by Naedeen Masters over at Art Apprentice Online.. My walls are lined with Painting of my gals and other paintings I have done.. Over my bed is going another Piece I have just finished? so what to do? LOL  

I had a ball painting this but it was so Out of the Box for me. I learned a lot about composition, color temperature and other stuffs. I am really learning a lot lately not only from my Mentor Cindi Estes but from Art Apprentice Online

It's Friday and I'm suppose to go over to Cindi's to learn how to use Genesis Paints. They are suppose to act like oil paints but not so stinky.. I had a terrible rash all week down below and under my breasts. It's from the heat and being so overweight. What to work on giving up ciggys or losing the weight. I don't think I can do both. but I do have to make some changes in my lifestyle. or lack there of. 

well I'm rambling.. here is the painting

I just love the colors  .. I ruined the top when I was painting the sides. Black got on it. Cindi said she would fix it for me next time she is over.
Head on over to Paint Party Friday where all the fun is going on.. I'm joining in this week on time for a change.

Have a fab weekend..

Robyninski the 845th

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Crow is the name of this new piece. I created it for Effy Wild's last piece we were suppose to do for the workshop Moonshine Summer.. I'm hoping to get into her next part of this Journey but do not have the funds .. Keep your fingers crossed I might win a spot.

This piece is on stretched canvas. It's is a mixed media piece using

Acrylics, watercolor crayons, Inks and rubons

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.

Head on over there to see some fantastic artwork

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Working on wood

I don't work on wood that much but when I do I like the results a lot.. Here is a piece I just finished that is on wood. It looks like a crate..

I used Watercolor Crayons and Acrylics on the gal and then Acrylics, Inks and tissue paper on the background..

I'm joining Paint Party Friday.

Have a great week everyone


Friday, July 19, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Design Team Call

Robyn's Fetish is having a Design Team Call .. If you want to work with Digital Stamps and are interested in being on a Design Team head on over to the challenge blog to find out more information and to apply..

Thursday, July 18, 2013

You Can Sell your Artwork too!

You can sell your artwork too at the new

 " I did it Creations Showroom"...   


all Artists and Craftswomen.

 We are looking for you to join us at the Showroom where you can sell you art. Stop being a small cog in the big wheel over at Etsy!! 

The "Showroom" is a Co-operative. Meaning that each and every person selling is an owner and has a say in the selling and development at the "Showroom".. You will not get lost.. You will be Featured on a rotating basis .. This is for Woman only who want to sell their work. 

Check out the "I Did It Creations Showroom" then email me at for more information and a packet on how to upload to the shop.... Get Paid for doing something you love. Even if you have never sold before come sell over at the Showroom.. and have a say in the whole enchilada! We Advertise together and pool our money to do so.. This way we can hit more audiences then just having a small budget to advertise. Each month we put money in the pool for advertising and other expenses.. You don't have to carry this yourself anymore!  

So get cracking , email me and join us at the "I Did It Creations Showroom"..

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I just finished this Painting of the three Roses. I learned so much while I was painting this.. Mostly on how much I love doing layer after layer of Highlights and Shadow.  I could go all day just painting those.. it brings so much depth to the piece.

I give thanks to Cindi Estes who dragged me kicking and screaming to 

Art Apprentice Online..  Here is a wonderful site of Art Lessons and Patterns you can do to your hearts content ... and Learn..

I am like a sieve all I want to do is learn.. LOL

This pattern gets credited to Sue Prueitt..

Hey you all I say in my best Southern Accent

Thanks for showing up and looking at my artwork.

Robyn with a Y

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday where did the week go?

wow it's was just Monday and now it's Friday!! it flew by for me!!

I created this gal and wanted to give her wild red hair.. I think I got it. LOL  Paint got in it so I just went with the flow and allowed more paint to get all over her hair.. It looks kind of funky..

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.

The name of this piece is Laurene and she is for sale over at the

I did it Creations "Showroom"

check her out here.

See ya next week same time same channel. LOL

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Steppin Out

Steppin Out is the title of my Newest Painting.. No it's not a whimsy gal.. It's high heels and legs.. How cool is that!! I had a ball painting this..

It will go on sale at the "Showroom" this afternoon

I'm joining Paint Party Friday.. whew I'm not too late this time. LOL

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pansies or Violas

Did I paint Pansies or Violas.. I'm not sure. They are one and the same are they not.. someone educate me palesse..  anywho I'm in another workshop.. that's me addicted to workshops.. LOL

I'm studying flowers.. and having a ball doing it.. My first painting was of the Violas..

Take a Gander.

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Living in the Real World

This is not an art post.. This is a me post.. I have always lived in a Dream World. When I was a dancer I dreamed of Dancing .. Now that I'm an Artist because I can not hardly walk anymore I dream of Art..  I never dreamed of becoming a Mom, a Homemaker a man's good wife.. But now that I'm 61 all the things I have ever wanted or maybe it's all I  needed is the above.. I get the if's.. If I had had children they would be older now and be loving and taking care of me.. If I wanted a home I would have owned one and it would be payed for by now and I'd be safe.. If I didn't fruck around so much I would have been married for years and years and once again what's the word.. words  "Be Safe"  I never feel safe anymore. I feel kinda lost in my old age. I have a husband that loves me very much .. but that's after three others that loved me very much.. I have lost everything, gained everything and lost everything again.. so what's it all about Alfie.. It's about having children, having a house and a husband that "stands by your man/woman" .. Now in my old age I can see this so clearly.. " I can see clearly now" La la la.. why couldnt' I see this as I was going on each adventure.. dodging the planes as we brought marijuana in, meeting the socialites as we held big events as politicians, running away to Hawaii for the fun of it.. why didn't I see that in my old age I would need just what I didn't want.. boy if hind site was  blah blah blah..  In everything in life the word "Be Safe" is so important when you get my age.. I can't stay under a bridge if my landlord sells the house because the wheelchair won't fit., I can't eat out of a garbage can because I'm on a special diet since they took my teeth. and I certainly can't sleep on the ground as I need a special mattress for my bad back.. so what's a gal to do who hits 61 with no security.. I tell ya the answer is blowing in the wind.. bullchit.. The answer is pray your ass off to "Be Safe"..

The End.


Robyn the 937th

Monday, June 3, 2013

Late late late

I'm so late for Paint Party Friday but I lost all track of time over the weekend painting this piece... LOL

It was quite the challenge..

Does it look like the Heron is standing in water?

It's suppose to..

I had a bit of a hard time with that.

well you guessed it I'm joining Paint Party Friday Late! LOL


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Do You Remember?

Do you remember the poodle skirt? 1950's it was and I had one!! LOL

Here is one of my Gals in a Poodle Skirt... How cute is this!! LOL

Love the poofy Hair.. LOL

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Marrying Whimsy and Abstract

Wow I didn't realize it's been a week since I did a blog post.. Where did the time go? I'm still battling the fact that I had all my teeth removed and am waiting till my gums heal to get dentures.. It's been almost three months now.. When I went over to the dentist last week they were concerned that I'm not healing fast enough. sure naturally I wouldn't.. LOL  I have to stay looking like an old hag for a while more!! woooh is me.. LOL

on another Note - A C Flat! nah j/k... I did a piece where I took a whimsy gal and put her in an Abstract painting... I like it..   I like the Grunge in the background and the colors of the gal.

The Contrast I think looks cool..  I have to varnish it yet..
I've been having this feeling like I want to work really large but don't know what I want to do.. duh and duh again!! LOL

I'm joining Paint Party Friday a little late.. better late then never huh? LOL

Have a fab week.


Saturday, May 18, 2013


There is an Auction going on today to benefit the Cancer Society.. by a good friend of mine
Karen Conner

Here is what Karen has posted - Check it out HERE

Your efforts will help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for all people to have access to screening and treatment, and offer free programs and services to improve the quality of life for people facing cancer. By being a part of Relay, we are joining a worldwide movement to help defeat cancer for future generations.

The bidding may begin!!

Here is my piece

Each piece has been assigned a number under the picture followed by a description.
Please post your bid and email address in the comments section.  You'll have to check back before Sunday at 6PM when the bidding closes to make sure you are still the highest bidder.

I will contact the winning bidder by email Sunday after 6PM.
You will have 7 days to post your donation on my Relay site.
They will notify me when the donation has been received and your piece will be mailed the next day.

Friday, May 17, 2013

New Journals for Sale

I'm creating Journals for writing and art journaling and I'll be selling them soon!! I'm so excited. They look fabulous and are not too big nor too small.. They will fit right into your purse for that on the go Journaling!

Be Watching for them reallllllll soon!!

I'm linking up with Paint Party Friday this week


Friday, May 10, 2013

Abstract Abstract Abstract

Abstract Art is whirling around in my head lately.. Since taking that workshop with Julie Prichard. I want to do more more more!! LOL

Here is one I finished yesterday

I'm joining Paint Party Friday.. Why? Cause it's Friday silly! LOL

Hey! Thanks for stopping by


Monday, May 6, 2013

More Abstract Art

I'm finishing up the workshop I took from Julie Prichard and now have found a new love. I'm pretty fickle aren't I.. I love doing Abstract Art!! It's just so freeing!!

anywho here are two more I did..

I like the bottom one a lot!

The picture doesn't do it justice.


A Card for my Mother In Law

Though my Mother in Law and myself are on the out's right now I created a piece for her for Mother's Day and made a card..

Here is the piece I made for her

It is of Mixed Media on Canvas Board. 

and Cindi did a tutorial last week on the

Crafting with OWSE Blog using the Ladies Diary Paper

I did her tutorial Loosely .. LOL

She must of used the smaller Paper Pack.. I had the 12x12

so I had to adjust for that..

The Dies I used

were the Postage Stamp Die
on the edge Sewing die
picture wheel die

You can get these all at

Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

At Great Prices

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hey United States let's Catch Up!!

As Most of my Readers know I hardly ever get political on my blog.. But I saw this on the 
Heartul Musings Blog which is written by Tracy Verdugo

I was very touched..

Here is what she posted to go along with this Video

I whole heartily agree with the Parliment of New Zealand.

"As the Parliament of New Zealand passed a bill to allow equal marriage in the country, those in attendance of the reading broke into song, once it was announced that it had passed.
The video posted by the Parliamentary TV service, sees the speaker of the house announce the results of the reading, which saw 70 votes for and 44 against, before cheers from the crowd.
Someone in the public gallery then calls out, before an emotional pause, and the song Pokarekare Ana, a traditional love song, written in 1917, and considered by some an unofficial National Anthem.
The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill introduced equal marriage for all regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity."

"New Zealand is the 13th country in the world to legalise equal marriage.
It is legal in the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay."


Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Goddess Maive

I'm in Effy Wild's Workshop - Moonshine .. It's all about the feminine devine. This week we studied Maive the Irish goddess ..She is the goddess of "Intoxication" .. She liked to screw around a lot!! Took many husbands.. Drank Mead a lot.. and in the end was killed.. She was a warrior.. Google her for a lot more information. I just did the short abridged version. LOL

Here is what Effy wrote about Moonshine so it's better explained

Moonshine is a seasonally driven spiritual painting program that will enfold you in the stories, power, and beauty of the feminine divine. Moonshine runs in quarterly sessions with a Summer (May, June, July), Autumn (August, September, October), Winter (November, December, January), and Spring (February, March, April) session, each lasting three months (or approximately 12 weeks). 

I'm in the Summer Session so far..

painted a picture of Maive.. That's a crow in the background.. ROFL!! I sure had a hard time with that beak! LOL

I'm having a hard time when I mask something to keep my original proportions.. Like her leg is a little off. This won't be for sale that's for sure! I did have a lot of fun painting it.. It's mixed media as the background and most of the gal is watercolor, and the tree and some other elements are acrylics. 

I'm joining Paint Party Friday.. Head on over to see some fabulous artwork..

Hey! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

On Abstract Art

I'm taking a workshop that Julie Prichard is doing on Abstract Art. It is called 8 Great Paintings..I really was surprised at how much I like it! The freedom of not have a sketch to follow or being really controlled in what your painting is so foreign to me since I am such a control freak!! But I found it very freeing and sooo much fun!! There is a lot of blending you do with your paints that I really enjoyed so far.. So much your arm get's very tired.. LOL  The workshop is done very well with Julie showing different techniques as she does 8 paintings. I am really enjoying this workshop..

 Also strange to me is not working with a lot of color.. I'm a color freak too! LOL  Using browns, black and gray is also freeing to me.Or just two or three colors. I don't have to grab my color wheel all the time.. decide my palette and think! LOL  I am just putting various shades and tones of the same color.. How much fun.. I didn't think I would enjoy that but it seems this is a different side of me. Who knew? LOL

Here are three pieces I have finished so far.. I like the last one the best..

My Camera did a lousy job of showing different values.. There are big differences it didn't pick up.. I wonder what setting I need..

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.. Check out this fabulous blog and see some wonderful artwork.

Hey you all!! Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Altered Clock

I've been doing my Arting a little different lately. I want to mix it up more. Not do just Cutsey Gals or just do Portraits. So I've been doing like a round robin.. with an I and not me with a Y. LOL

I want to start my week by altering something, them doing a Scrapbook Layout, then maybe an Art Journal Spread and then I'll work on one of my Gals. I don't want to get out of practice but I sure want to do all sorts of Artwork. That's me for right now. Who knows next month I might be so involved with doing gals again.  I'm like the wind these days I change for no reason. I also want to carve some more stamps. I relax a lot when I'm doing that and I have to relax. Why? because I found out my heart is enlarged and I have something heart failure. I'm not even sure what's going on at all. I took a cardiogram the other day but they don't have the results back yet. I have hardly ever been a sicky but lately I'm sick so much... It has to be stress and my attitude.. Also smoking cigarettes but that's another story all together.  Yes I'm under a lot of stress again with my husband. He came home from Rehab full of enthusiasm to stay straight and decided he didn't want after all to be a junkie when he grew up. Yeah I let him back in the house. After 13 years I thought maybe I could save the marriage. He did real well for three months and then has started to back slide. I went through a couple of real stressful weeks. He seems to be back on track again but my eyes are wide open and I am not going to fool myself to think all is well. Then in the middle of that I had all my teeth pulled. I can not tell you what a life changing event this has been. I'm quite upset over this. I look like an old woman now.. When I hit 61 I didn't feel it at all. I didn't feel way passed 40.. but now when I look in the mirror, if I look in the mirror I see a stranger totally! and the pain is just what I needed to to along with my back and leg pain.... yeah I'm being sarcastic!! LOL  I get dentures in about 6 weeks.. Joy of joys having something foreign in my mouth all the time.. yeah I'm being sarcastic again!! ROFL!! I have to laugh or I'll start to cry and never stop.. I don't feel sorry for myself having to be in a wheel chair but I am going through a depression of sorts about this heart thing and my teeth.. 2013 sure is a year for changes for me. so what has this got to do with my arting... My art is everything to me.. If it wasn't for art I wouldn't make it.. It's my therapy.. For about a week I couldn't even get in my studio to look at my work I was so depressed but now I threw off that funk and am back to doing some work.. Little by little by doing my art I'm feeling a bit better.. Or at least when I'm in my studio I feel better. Then I have to leave and go back to reality which really sucks right now. So many people have it way worse then me.... I have to really think of that and find gratitude when I can. I'm just whining anywho. 

anywho again here is an Altered Tim Holtz Clock I did this passed Sunday.. I really got lost in my artwork when I was making this.. Hours went by when I wasn't at my Pity Party.. and that felt good..

Can you see the girl inside .. I used paper by Graphics 45. "The Secret Garden".. Beautiful Paper.. 

I gessod the piece with two layers of Gesso and then added the paint.. did some stamping.. The I added the flowers inside the clock. what a chore that was to get them to the edge, not on the glass and standing up.. I got hot glue all over me.. Owie is right!!

I topped it off with the frame and the chipboard piece with a little bow.. cute huh? LOL

Like I said I left my Pity Party for awhile and had a blast doing this piece..

so sorry you had to read about my woes but it does me good to 
talk about they say.. who's they? I aint got a clue! LOL

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Robyn the Terrible

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Getting away from cutsey

I'm working on another cutsey piece and all of a sudden I didn't want to do it. I was tired of the cutsey. I grabbed my Journal and worked this Art Journal Spread up.  It felt good to just go with it.

The Gal and Bird are watercolor crayons
and the background is

Acrylics and Inks

Now I can go back to my cutsey piece. LOL

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