Friday, February 27, 2015

New Art!

I joined LIFEBOOK 2015 this year and boy am I loving it! I am learning so much and every Monday new artsy goodness in my inbox! Yay!

I am not really interested in the self help and healing stuff- I admit I usually skip over that jazz. I am just not a person with a lot of angst, and I love my catholic faith, so it doesn't really appeal to me. But I am sure it is great for a lot of people, and anything that helps people be happier and create more beautiful art is a positive in my book.
 Just not enough of that in the world!

So anyways, on to the eye candy:

All of the above are January art journal entries.. I probably should really call is ART PRACTICE, because as you can see I'm not really a big journaler in terms of words. I really am just practicing my skills and trying new techniques. It is more art exploration for me.

This one above  is from the Documented Life Project. And again, this is the only planner page I have made all year so far. I'm not much of a planner person. I love creating the page but then I'm done and I never go back to it. Ha! 

And this little beauty is called 
This little girl was originally done in an art journal. I loved her so much I did her again on larger watercolor paper. 
Fabriano Artistico Hot Press 140lb
 to be exact. My favorite paper OF ALL TIME!!!

OK I don't want to over burden this post with pics. I will try to keep adding more to get caught up.
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Stay warm!

Queene of Hearts and update!

Its almost time for some new folk art and I haven't even had a chance to post a pic of my last doll,
Queene of Hearts!
She is sold but I thought you might enjoy some pictures:

Still for sale are my collage hearts. These are great little bowl fillers all year round and they each feature a loving little word. I love filling my home with things that make me smile at a glance, don't you?

For sale at PFATT Marketplace until March 10.

I have been SO remiss in updating my blog. I will try to do better.
Mostly I have been painting like a crazy woman! I am absolutely obsessed with mixed media painting-mostly girls. I have always loved doing faces, I'm sure that is a big part of what attracted me to dollmaking so many years ago. I find that painting has informed my dollmaking in a very  satisfying way. My doll faces are becoming more vibrant, which I am loving.
 With painting, I also am able to explore color in a really exciting way. As the years went on I found I was unable to limit myself to the primitive palette. 
Don't get me wrong,
 I have always loved primitives,and still do.
 But as an artist I eventually found them limiting.
What is man but a being who must change and grow, right?

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Hugs to you and stay warm, spring is right around the corner!!