Inner Artist Guardian with Tamara Laporte

By on 3-09-2015 in Life Book 2015, Mixed Media

Meet my Inner Artist Guardian, a painting lesson for week 11 with Tamara Laporte. She will protect me from my inner artistic self when she decides to listen to her inner critic. I did not focus much on the background because I want to concentrate on painting the faces. When I first started working with a 2B pencil on top of the paint I wasn’t sure I like it but as I get used to working this way and leaving behind all my ideas of using pencil and different kinds of paint in one portrait I am loving it. Sketching is my first love and this combines paint and sketching so all is good.

Inner Artist Guardian

Spring, a little 4×4 for the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo group

By on 3-09-2015 in Life Book 2015, Mixed Media

Spring … how I wish it were actually here … no more snow ! Please !! …. the background is corrugated cardboard that has a layer of gesso, a layer of water colour crayon and then another layer of gesso brayered on …. I love how the last gesso layer picked up the lines of the corrugation. The bird and butterfly were cut from a piece of watercolour paper that I had used as a palette for something else … waste not, want not …. the picket fence was made from tags cut with a die.

Spring 4x4 fat book page

Affirmation page, “I am Beautiful”

By on 3-09-2015 in Life Book 2015, Mixed Media

This journal page was done last year for the Art for the Creative Mind group. The theme was ‘affirmation’ which to me meant affirming that no matter what I am beautiful … each and every one of us on this earth is beautiful. I used a combination of acrylic paint, white glue and cornstarch to create the texture of the silhouette.

Affirmation, I am beautiful

Joys of Spring, a little scrapbook kit

By on 3-09-2015 in Life Book 2015, Mixed Media

This kit was created for the colour challenge over at the Digital Scrapbooking Studio with Dianne of ADB Designs. I also created a layout using Dianne’s kit. I love the soft colours of this month’s challenge and creating with the palette was a ‘joy’

Colour challenge layout
Pretty Lady, my layout for Dianne’s colour challenge for March

Joys of Spring
Joys of Spring