Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Twinks ;) Fruit Magic

I love my class in Twinkling H2O's! Check out what I've been creating.
pear magic

grape and apple magic

fruit magic

This is the first time I've painted fruit and done watercolors. I think they are growing on me. I've learned a lot about the colors and shading. I'm not sure I have shading down yet but it's a good try.

Happy painting,

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dion Dior teacher of Mastering Twinks is so good!

my color wheel

I love my new class by Dion Dior called Mastering Twinks. It's full of fun activities as well as information on Twinkling H2O's, watercolor techniques, water color pencils, and all kinds of art tools! 

Twinkling H2O's are these fabulous sparkling iridescent watercolor paints. They have a thick consistency so they are different to use. Here is some of my creative play from the class. 

trying to play with the paint for the first time

seeing how the paint works by it's self and mixed with water

making circles and writing words

I've always wanted to make madala's  I tried but was not too successful. These I really enjoyed making.

Mandala play my first one

My circus or fair mandala

Third mandala I made

Then she wanted us to play with the colors, mixing them together. I loved this exercise so much I can't stop. Even my daughter saw me making one and wanted to make one of her own.

The first one I made I love dragonflies!

I made this one while in my mixed media play group

This one I made last night with my daughter who started one too

I love Dion Dior's art so much and I am so happy with this class. Check out her blog sometime.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Last week of The Summer Of Color

For the last week of The Summer of Color by Kristen at Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star. The majority voted on the colors sepia and sage. (I voted on lavender and yellow) I was thinking that sepia was more of a reddish color so I went with that, but as I was at my mixed media group one woman had india ink that was called sepia. I used it on the piece below in the background. It looked more like a black. I added a bit of a red tint over top. 

I heard this song on Pandora called 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale. In the lyrics they say,"They'll be love wherever you go." I loved it so much I put it on this piece.

Here is my SOC from last week the colors were candy apple red and yellow. I was so busy I didn't get a chance to post last week. My daughter had her friend over we went to the river and they went roller skating while I went to Hobby Lobby. I drew these zentangles, added some watercolor pencil for shading in the flowers and the quote that says "You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than think." - Christopher Robin (My husband was named after him hehe) I thought this was a great quote for my daughter. 

I hope your day is swell!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July

I had fun making this collage out of my gelli prints.

Have a fun one! Hope your all safe and your celebrations are grand!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Of Color Pink and Grey

These colors remind me of Molly Ringwald in the 80's she wore so much pink and grey! I think she grew up in Sacramento and I played with her in her apartment by McKinley park upstairs. Just a funny memory! 

Music makes me happy especially upbeat positive music. When I was a child we would listen to lots of music. I love to sing! As I was making this art piece for SOC I was singing this song "I wanna live" by John Denver my Mom's favorite music when I was little. I wrote it on her dress. I added my own to words as well, I guess live tuned into life and I added other words like I wanna be enlightened, to it as well. 

I used a doily and a stencil of peacock feathers to make pink prints over the background grey gelli print on black paper. This woman is a stencil I drew after seeing some great women stencils from stencil girl. I want to get them but I couldn't wait so I made my own drawing and cut it out. I drew flowers and swirly hair. I also added some tape to the sides.

 I made a second woman with my gelli print background a Super star!

I just love the background gelli print in this one. I drew the heart with wings into the silver paint on the gelli plate and printed on black paper. I painted the pink highlights.

I used the stencil in this one as well but changed her arms and legs a little. 

 My last one was a very textured gelli print to begin with. I drew the stencil in backwards and painted in her pink hair and peacock stenciled in her dress. I added a stool and the words step up! She looks like she's standing for something maybe equality, strength or compassion.

I had a lot of fun with these! I just happened to make the gelli prints with my mixed media group last week and this week I finished them with my mixed media group as well. I enjoy getting together to make art with others, it's so inspiring! The creative energy fills the room.

Happy Creating!


Thanks for all your comments :) I love reading them all! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Metal Stamping Jewelry Pendants

I like the starts

I had a chance to meet with my beadup group. They had asked those of us who had metal stamping tools to bring and share them so everyone could give it a try. I had got these metal alphabet stamps a while back. They are fancy letters. When I got I gave it a go but, they didn't turn out so well. 

There's nothing like some creative energy from the women in this group to get things going.  It was a great time. There were books about how and what to make for reference and three sets of tools, we all had different stamps and blanks and hammers. 

sweet and simple

One woman had a brought a very nice metal dapping kit that made everything rounded. It had all the sizes. I have one but it's wooden and does not work as well with only four sides and is too soft so it takes a very long time to get a good shape. I loved her dapping tool. I rounded almost everything! It was so fast and easy.

small circles done with the doppler set

 There was a hammer that had lines and circles I used. The circle side just frustrated me because the texture was uneven and wouldn't come out clean. The line side worked out better I moved it all around to make some crisscrossed lines. I liked that look.

I love the little tiny ones

Here are almost all the pieces I made. I followed one of the books necklaces and started to make the one above it has beads covered in the copper wire. This is just half because I could not finish the right side due to time. One of the women brought in regular washers from Home Depot and so we stamped and rounded them.  They turned out so cool - I will wire wrap them and post about them later.

The entire time I was thinking about my Aunt who has suffered a brain aneurysm and has been in the ICU for a couple weeks. She loves dancing so I thought of how when she recovers she will dance again. Trust is a big thing right now for all of our family. Trusting in the universe that everything is in divine order. Smiling and laughter are essential in getting through this. And Love, we all love her so much and hope she does not have to suffer too long.

Have a great day!