Friday, March 28, 2014

More Journal Pages

Mostly signs of spring around here, water colors, gel pen, marker.
Gelli printed deli paper and scraffiti paint, getting ready for completion tomorrow.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Art Journaling

These pages are inspired by one of my favorite lyrics from Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead, "the sky was yellow and the sun was blue". I used a lot of gelli printed deli paper, stencils, paint.

...and another face. This is the first page of the journal. I am new to art journaling and have been watching online videos and reading books and I love the idea of creating little experiments of art, what a great resource!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Yeah, there's more faces here

Otie Patotie, commonly known as Otis.

I recently received some new stencils in the mail and used them on some of my faces. I am feeling the urge to quilt/sew soon and my machine is getting its yearly maintenance right now. When it returns to me I have PROJECTS to begin. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Green Day

 I don't think I've ever posted this quilt, that I refer to as our wedding quilt or "Sweethearts of the Rodeo". It is a traditional medallion quilt that I made a few years ago because I absolutely loved the green/rose border fabric so much. I still love it. These pictures are terrible, they don't even look green here. It is all free motion quilted all over with various patterns.

I am still drawing faces too, I can't stop. I am getting into art journals too lately. So much fun to experiment with art supplies. SO. MUCH. FUN.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

I am reading Solomon Northup's book about being a slave in the early to mid 19th century. It is highly informative and interesting and well worth reading. I highly recommend it.

I am still drawing faces too.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

More Faces

 I can't believe I am still doing faces at this point. When I am tired after work it's easy to sit and draw. I usually don't have much energy during the week after work.