Saturday, January 21, 2012

{New Collage Series}...

New collage series for the Raven Cafe show.
I am using some of my paintings and collaging layering them in PSE.
I am quite pleased with the results of the first couple of attempts

I am working with a couple of series titles.
 Daughters of Eve
Evolving Expressions

 These two collages are done using several different layers along with the same
I loved to know which one you all prefer.
That's the thing with PSE it can go on forever.
And you never know when to stop and just pick one.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

{Collage Face #2}...

Collage #2 for Raven Cafe Art Show
Continuing with my experiments in collage.
If nothing else I am learning how to make my face paintings work.  Seems with enough
layering you can make them look nice.

Friday, January 13, 2012

(Christmas Art Journal~part 2}...

The inside front cover
 I've completed all of the machince stitiching so I've attached the inside cover page to the journal's cover. Now on to the back cover pages.
Once I complete those I will be able to start the inside pages.

Below is a close up of some Star stitching

Saturday, January 7, 2012

{New Art for 2012}...

I will be apart of a collage art show at the Raven Cafe this spring.
So I am trying out some new art styles for that show.
This little painting is inspired in the style of Misty Mawn.
I am really pleased with my painting of such a small face.  It's barely an inch.
And a body for my paintings.  Both are new to me.
I wanted to do some encaustic on it but I used acrylic paint
on it ~ then learned you can't use encaustic over acrylics.
I have 2 more piece of substrate this same size so I will be doing a couple more
pieces in this series for the show. 

More on the show as it gets closer

Sunday, January 1, 2012

{2012 Word of the Year}...

My 2012 Word of the Year
I think this poem sums it up perfectly.


When we walk to the edge of all the light we have
and take that step into the darkness
of the unknown,

we must believe that one of two things will happen...

There will be something solid for us to stand on.
Or, we will be taught how to fly.

~Patrick Overton

Happy New Year to all!

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