Sunday, June 30, 2013

The SOC Purple and Lime Green

A few of my Mixed media friends and I got together to do the gelli plate and transfers. I had so much fun using the gelli plate to make my Summer of Color this week. This one I also used the tape transfer. I like how much color showed up in the transfer. I also used book pages on my gelli plate. I had a hard time finding the right color of purple I liked so I ended up using purple copy paper. 

I like the green color I mixed in this one it is closest to lime green but I still didn't get a very good purple.

This one didn't have any green oops I thought the green spray would work but it looks like yellow. 

This one I got the green right but couldn't get the purple right it's so dark. I really wanted a bright purple. I had no idea it was so hard to make a lovely bright purple. Purple is my favorite color so I was a bit discouraged about this. I'll keep trying to get a better purple or go out and buy one. 

Happy Creating!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer of Color 3 - Hot Pink and Orange!

Hot Pink and Orange

I started with this gelli plate print I made a month ago. I used hot pink, gold and red acrylic paints and a Martha Stewart brayer with a flower roller. There was no orange so, I colored in some of the white spots with orange highlighter.

It's a bit overcast so I had a hard time getting the orange to pop out.

I have been experiencing many unhappy people, unhappy experiences and overall stress. This song popped into my head and it made sense we all need to relax understanding life is like a dream. Life is hard but it all works out. Like my Aunt Toni says, "It's all in divine order."

 I wrote the words on the paper with a Micron pen and drew a bit with a white gel pen. 

Strawberry Fields Forever
Living is easy with eyes closed misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me.
Let me take you down cuz I'm going to Strawberry Fields...
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Creative Spark!

Thanks to Kristen from Twinkle Twinkle  I am inspired with a creative spark to make art, jewelry and whatever comes to mind, in color. She is hosting "Summer of Color Artists Choice 2013" every week she has a poll on color combos and we all vote then make something creative with the colors. This is the first week.

 The colors are-

Citron Green & Turquoise.

I decided to make an art piece.

I started with a gelli print I had made last month in my shop. It had some of the colors as you can see.

I added this Dylusions spray in citron green and used this beautiful Lumiere sparkly dark turquoise.

 Shelf liner from the kitchen is great for texture.

I also used a circle punchinella with the spray.

I got paint all over my fingers looks like mermaid skin.

I used these supplies. I love the Lumiere metallic to make a turquoise to paint this paper for the blind it has such neat texture bumps. 

I cut this paper up into circles and funny swirly shapes.

This was my watercolor paper I used underneath the others to avoid paint on my desk. It turned out neat so I used it as the background paper.

I then glued all the shapes down. I drew a woman and flowers on the circles as well as a bird wheel, waves, and a little boarder.

I randomly drew some cards from my Wayne Dyer inner wisdom deck and these lovely sayings came to me. I have had some things in my life that appeared to be problems but I realized they were my negative thoughts. These quotes really drove it home to me. Above her head it says-
" I work on my problems, and release them." 
In the swirl it says-
"Anything that bothers you is only a problem within only you can experience it and only you can correct it." 
I had more words but I wasn't sure where to put them so I laid them down all over the place trying to find the right composition.
They landed on the gelli print-
" I trust the perfection of the universe."
Send out love and harmony, put your mind and body in a peaceful place, and then allow the universe to work in the perfect way it knows how."

Finally it came together I outlined the words and added the word TRUST to the bottom as a reminder that whatever is happening in my life I can trust it has a lesson and meaning. My thoughts about it might not be true and so I should question those and try to stay positive. Art does heal! :)

This is so fun I can't wait to see what next weeks color is, my guess is it might be watermelon and tangerine? These sound like wonderful colors. 

Have a great day!

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's in your bowl this morning?

 Good Morning! 
I love Oatmeal. 
This morning I made a special breakfast filled with yummy goodness.

Organic blueberries, peach and coconut butter in Gluten free Oats, add a little cinnamon, and chopped almonds. Cook it up on the stove for a short while and there you have a nutritious morning start.

bowl of greatness in the morning :) yum!

Have a wonderful day!