Monday, July 28, 2014

Busy, creative week coming on...

I have goals.  Do you?  I'm stepping up my art as a business.  It has long been on the back burner, and that has been good, but the time has come to become more focused on doing things I love in life.  I'd like to say: "What a great, meaningful day I had today," at the end of every day.  It is a choice, and choices can be scary sometimes, especially if they go against the grain of "what we SHOULD do."  The ego, bless its soul, tries to protect us from DANGER and whatever threatens has to be avoided at all cost!  
Time to bust out of prison!  Life is short, take a leap, don't be afraid.  I tell myself those things all the time, and the ego has gotten a bit more subdued. (Hallelujah!)  

To be honest, I barely ever lived the "safe" life, but those bills have to be paid, and they do get paid because we live in a sea of abundance.  Somehow we are fish that can't see the water for all the water...  The more risks we take, the more confident we get.  YES, I CAN DO IT!  Small risks, and then bigger ones as the confidence muscle is being built.

I finished another painting, this one in many layers of paints that I masked out around the buddha figure.  What is helpful in taking risks?  The little still voice within when we quiet down enough to listen.  Go for it!  

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Friday, July 25, 2014

She is finished!

That could mean a lot of things, lol, but in this case it means I finished a project dear to my heart, my STARGIRL.  I had wanted to offer a free tutorial for some time to help build my email list, so that I can stay in better contact with those who love my art.  Mixed media is something everyone can do and enjoy with wild abandon!  I think the whole thing about being in artist is to inspire others to develop their own creativity.  There is an artist in everyone, naysayers included.
Here she is.  What do you think?

I also finished another mixed media project, so different in style.  This one has a more meditative feel.

Which style do you prefer?  Anyway, go download your tutorial and post some pictures in the comments, or on my FB page: HERE

Friday, July 18, 2014

Working on a freebie mixed media ebook...

I get so involved in the art making that I keep forgetting to take pictures of the process.  To make an ebook, you have to take loads of pictures.  I'm really happy with the outcome of the art piece in question.  Staying true to creating intuitively I had some funny things come up on the canvas that could not stay.  At one point I saw a face and I had to outline it.  Came out looking like a cross between the Jester and Michael Jackson.  I had used some alcohol inks and you can't really get rid of the splotches on his forehead and eye.  They bleed through everything, so I had to glue more paper over the ink to make sure they would be covered up.  Here is a teaser!

You see what I mean?  He ended up with sunglasses to cover up the creepy eyes. Lol...he will languish under all the other layers and maybe add a vibe or two to the finished piece.  Having lots of fun with this project!  What are you working on?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Win a $20 gift certificate from Amazon...

Hi all,

I'm trying to find out who reads my blog and is interested in my art, and possible online art courses, so I created a survey to learn more about you.  At the bottom there is a field to enter your first name and email to take part in the drawing of a $20 gift certificate from Amazon. It's a short survey, so won't take but 30 seconds to fill out!  Thank you so much!


The survey ends on Thursday, July 17, at midnight.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Revisited my past...

I used to make these polymer clay tile embellished boxes all the time a couple of years ago and sold them in local shops.  Then I got burned out on the projects and put the clay aside.  The other day I was going through my art stash and saw all the tiles left over, so I decided to make another box.  It was fun!  Meditative and no pressure whatsoever.  It's like putting together a puzzle with the tiles, and then I paint the box.  Check it out!  I might get the mosaic "bug" back, but right now I'm into art journaling and painting, but the progress is too slow in my opinion.  I rearranged my studio and that felt really good.  If only I could get all the bits of paper and other detritus into some semblance of order....
This box encourages you to dream and believe that all is possible as long as the will is there.  It is available in my etsy shop.