The amazing Joanne Sharpe, coincidentally located in a suburb of Rochester right next to where I grew up, has this amazing, very doable online class. So we have had 11 lessons to date and here are some of my highlights: I had to skip lesson with the circle thing, it made me dizzy – aka I hate compasses …..
Hanging Hearts – Mixed Media Art for the masses…. You will LOVE to do this little project. Hop on over to the US Artquest Blog to get the tutorial. I put mine in a frame and wrote ‘love you’ (my words for 2012) in the corner . Send me a picture of what you do –
Sometimes, nothing matters. It is a good and a bad feeling at the same time, we are going with the ‘good’ here. Here are two mixed media pieces. the first was actually the bottom piece – you know the one with the star fish that looks good. The lettering got screwed up becuase my faithful companion (the furry one) nudged me with the pen in my hand while I was writing – he needed a bone and it made no difference to him what I was doing. (He is truly a canine child.) So I ripped off the bad part and set about making a ‘new’ flat copy. Then I suddenly realized that I could rebuild the tide with other ‘mistakes’. I like it, but there really isn’t room for any lettering. So I finished the other one. (The shadows are n’t actually on the top piece, the flat scanner made them because the waves on the bottom piece made it.
On Saturday, we went to a 40th anniversary surprise party. It reminded me of this old song:
I love words. I love new words, old words and the history of words. I love to make art from words and recently, started to write over my watercolors:
This is an exciting ‘new’ method of creating water color flowers and foilage, called Color Drop flowers. I learned this from Martha Lever, who is a whimsical teacher ! At any rate, as will all art, I tend to learn the technique and ignore the details and go off in another direction. I took this class about a month ago and my DH recently said ” what are you going to do with all of those – you should sell them”. So, based on his expert advice, here they are, at Artpickins, ready for their new home with you. Hope you enjoy them.