Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hello Beautiful You - mixed media painting

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:24

Wouldn't you like to hear your inner voice say "hello beautiful you"?  My inner voice isn't always kind and gentle but it should be.  I pray each night for God to help me use my words to uplift and enlighten my girls.  Maybe I should include myself.

Just a bit of trivia... the penny in the corner is from Greta.  She gives me little thoughtful trinkets all the time.  It makes my day.  She also like to drop money on the ground in hopes that whoever finds it will have a brighter day.  I found this penny in front of my closet door.  It might have fallen out of a pocket but I chose to believe the good, that it came from Greta.  She wouldn't admit to anything when I asked her about it.  She just smiled.  And now I smile every time I see it.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Roll Tide - Alabama Message Boards

Football season is almost here and I can feel the excitement in the sweet home Alabama air.  I was asked to make a few message boards similar to the Auburn message boards in my previous post.  Knowing how fanatical dedicated the Alabama fans are to their team, I made a a couple extra and I'm pretty certain they will quickly find a loving home.

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

Auburn Message Boards

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.

 So, the big question here is do I greet people with a Roll Tide or a War Eagle hello?   I'm neutral.  GASP!!!  See, I went to college at University of Louisville, not that other school in Kentucky that some people know about.  Even worse, I am a basketball fan living in football country so during basketball season you will find me wearing the Louisville Cardinals  Red Shirt.  During football season, you will find me enjoying all the food at the game parties.