Sunday, April 20, 2014

BURLAP ART: Gals of Spring

Mindy Lacefield is an artist I LOVE. NEXT WEEK I GET TO SEE HER IN PERSON AND IM ABSOLUTELY GIDDY. 
She posted a few of her paintings on burlap a while ago, so I decided to give it a try. 






I thought I was finished with her cuteness and only wanted to add some background details.


The start of a second girl. 
And then I got home...and things changed. 



Then I was told her eyes were a lil crazy by the recipient... Soo this happened. 

I like how the second girl is more rough and primitive so she is staying as is for a while. Until the answer comes to me on how to mold her into shape. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RubberMoon: Sneak Peak 4.8.2014


Head on over to RubberMoon at www.rubbermoonarts.blogspot.com to see what this becomes.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DIY: Flower Frame

Thanks to Junelle Jacobsen's flower idea, I created this frame with flowers for Mrs Mae who works as the maintenance person at my rec center. Always nervous about using my ideas as gifts for people. Hope she likes it. 

Love her to bits! 





Monday, April 7, 2014

INSPIRED ARTIST: Day 4

And then it was time for good-byes, but with a twist.
We introduced ourselves!
(such a great way to start the day especially after last night's gatherings)
POPCORN!!!!!!

Everyone did manage to get some final touches to their art done and learn about stamping.
As well how to bind the book together.
I mean the learning never stopped....not to mention the food (a delicious brunch to send us on our way)












THANK YOU SO MUCH DONNA DOWNEY!!!
 FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR KNOWLEDGE, AND YOUR HE(ART).

INSPIRED ARTIST: Day 3

Ok, so I was a little late today....and Michelle did beat me to class (and she even ran 6 miles)
So I plopped myself in my chair and geared up for a lesson on Pan Pastels.
I honestly didn't like the technique at first, but then truly love how Donna inspired us with her demonstration and the samples she acquired for us to use as reference.  The end is a more abstract point of view...which I am trying to strive for....LET GO OF ALL THE FINE LINES, ETC.
Some new friend I made at my table. Such great artists.

My first attempt with Corre Alice image.

(as you can see Michelle and Laura were ahead of me due to my tardiness,
but they were more than kind to catch me up)
And this was the result before blending...
And then after...
and now time for a few details and lines.
It was very abstract, but it grew on me...
and now I love using Pan Pastels.
So I went for another page with them.

Using Karen Keiffer's image.

And then...yes, ANOTHER LESSON WITH ANOTHER MEDIUM.
Water Soluable Oil Pastels.I went with the face, to get out of my comfort zone.
Not sure who the artist is of the above image, but they are great.
I couldn't get her forehead right, but still love the end result.
It is amazing how the white add so much. I added neon to her lips.
Who would have known?!?

And then it was Buffy's turn to show off her knowledge and talent in the Watercolor arena.
(Can you see how you can be blown away from all this information and plethora of materials?...
IT WAS AWESOME!!)
masking fluid, watercolor, salt
watercolors, saran wrap

And then while those dried, and we waited for our LIMO....I played around in my journal.
I took the idea of the stamped face and hair from Michelle.  She is so inspiring....and you should see her Oil Pastel girl.  AWESOME!!
AND THEN IT WAS TIME TO EAT....well ride..then EAT.

So much fun getting to know everyone and laughing and chatting and meeting new friends.
It sure is a small world when 2 gals from Salt Lake City come to Huntersville, and end up knowing one of my friends from back home.  Such sweet beings.
And who can resist a Lemon Drop Martini
(or rather Vodka with some sugar and lemon...so strong but good)

Meal was Blackened Chicken Alfredo, Strawberry Cobbler.
YUMMY!  (I failed to take a pic of the Spicy Crab Tomato Bisque)
And then the day was over with full hearts and full bellies!