Sunday, January 26, 2014

I’m Glad I Listened

An artist friend whose work I enjoy told me when I started to learn to draw to scan in my work and keep it so that I could use it over and over. I have been doing this and here is a piece I used over, you’ll remember it from my last post. Didn’t take me long huh.



I started this on a piece of Masonite that I got at the hardware store. I had them cut it into 2 foot by 2 foot squares and then I cut it down to this 6in x 6in square. My cuts are rough but I think this adds to the feel of the piece. Yep that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. If anyone knows how to cut this stuff easily please let me know. I own a dremel and a jigsaw.



I glued on a piece of deli paper and then gessoed it. Painted the background a nice magenta. Then I layered some Basic Grey paper and gave that a wash with the magenta thinned down. Tore around a laser print of my artwork (ooo artwork) and glued that down. Used some yellow to blend her into the background of the piece.


I stamped the saying onto another piece of deli paper and glued it on. The wings were a butterfly that was laying on my desk. The pearls are from a Viva Décor pearl pen. I have the whole piece standing via a Tim Holtz easel. I’ll be sending this on to someone who I think could use it.


Be blessed!

In His Hands,



Monday, January 20, 2014

New Journal

I took a lesson from Grace Howes during Soulfood and we learned to make a journal. I wanted to hoard it…but really what is the point in that. I broke it out today and used it.

This journal entry was inspired by a video


The Lord Is Blessing Me

I saw on Facebook.  I have no idea who this woman is but her praise to God touched me.



In His Hands,


Friday, January 03, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year blog family. I am hoping that it is your best year yet. “Yet” is all we can say as all our years are not in yet…I hoping for many more for us.


As resolutions go I’m off to a bang. 2014 is the year I learn to draw. I’m told anyone can do it. I’m waiting for my books to arrive; I ordered “Drawing on the Left Side of the Brain”. I started this journey in 2008 I think but where the book is now only heaven knows. You guys will be my witnesses if the author is telling the truth. I have other witnesses who say she is and I am going to see for myself. I am going to be bold and post my works here and on Google+ for the world to see.


Before I made the resolution I enrolled in SoulFood a six month long learning experiencing and the classes began on 12/30/2013!

Here are my homework pictures:




So far there have been 2 classes and I have enjoyed exploring new ways to create.

And wouldn’t you know it they both included tips on drawing. The 2nd one was all about drawing!

God knows what He is doing!


In His Hands,