Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
These are one of my favorite mixed media paintings to create. They have a practical purpose, they can function as a message board to hang notes/pictures or you can remove the clips and string and enjoy the painting by itself. Painting these gives me an opportunity to try different applications and really have fun. If I don't like what I see, I put a new coat of paint over the previous work and start again. That's how the red board and the vintage board (my favorite) was created. They were originally black and very busy... too busy.
I hope my Alabama fan friends enjoy these. Roll Tide!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
There is a battle going on in Alabama and you are expected to pick on side or the other. Are you Roll Tide or War Eagle? The battle is revving up as football season is getting ready to begin. I was asked to to paint an Auburn message board. Not to worry, there are some University of Alabama paintings right around the corner.
Friday, May 29, 2015
People would say that my kids are creative. I mean, how could they not be? I have made a point of painting, sculpting, and drawing with them since they were tiny. They had birthday and Christmas themed around art supplies. Even though they have been exposed to all types of art one that I am most proud of is their interest and love of music.
My sweet youngest, who can be so quiet around others, is always using her voice. When she is home she sings, raps, and just makes noise. Her voice is strong and beautiful and perfect for choir. (She's the tall girl in the middle back row) It brings my heart joy to listen to them both enjoy art and creativity.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Greta went to work helping me start paintings that are yet to be discovered. We had a busy day and finished eight backgrounds. That is a big accomplishment. It felt so good to have my helper with me but I think by the afternoon she was finished. When we called it a day she headed to her room and announced that she needed some alone time. What?!?
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
We collected supplies, most of them we already had at our houses. One friend had an old board that she cut into pieces (I love a girl that uses power tools). If you don't have scraps of wood they are easy to get from the hardware store. I like to have my husband dumpster dive where there are new houses being built. It's like Christmas for me but free and I am recycling. I pulled out my collection of house paint samples and odds and ends burlap pieces. The colors were mismatched but we made them work. I recommend that you only use house paint if there is a possibility of these going outside. Regular craft paint does not hold up well in humidity or you can buy a sealer that is specially made for outside projects. The only thing that really cost anything was the initials and they were a few dollars from the craft store.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
These have a lot of layers and texture. You can reach out and touch them. The cords/ribbons/strings are removable. I have one that I think I will hang up as a picture for a while and then transform it back into a message board.