Hi art friends. When I get stuck on a problem, my favorite way to do that is doodling. To back things up a bit, prior to my art explorations, I spent my free time crafting: knitting, spinning yarn, jewelry, paper crafts. I am compelled to create. I don't care if it's good or crap, I … Continue reading Cup o flowers
Hi art friends, Way back in March, I signed up for Sebastian Michael's Photoshop Artistry Grunge class. I've learned a ton of techniques, which you may have noticed in my weekly posts. I've had to translate his techniques from the Adobe products into Gimp and digiKam. So far, I've been able to take nearly everything … Continue reading Gone to seed vers 3
Hi art friends. I have been scheduling my posts several weeks out as part of my on-going plan to make regular posts. I'm actually writing this post in late March when I'm in my full digital photo experimentation mode. The reason I'm posting so far in advance is that May is going to be busy … Continue reading Still life with flowers
Hi ho friends. Life Book Week 9 had 2 lessons. This post is about the mini lesson with Effy Wild. I'm familiar with Effy's style, so I downloaded and reviewed the pdf and remembered that I'd painted over some journaling. This lesson was a great way to make use of the background. I mixed some … Continue reading Life Book Week 9
I took a different path to the office this morning and found this gorgeous tree overloaded woth blossoms.
Lesson 3 of Radiant Faces is with Christy Tomlinson who has what I call a whimsical impressionist style. I tried working the entire piece with her supplies, but it was trickier than I thought. My Girly Girl was done with Stabilo pencil, acrylics, Pitt pens, Collage Pauge, alcohol ink, various papers, Stayzon ink, stamps, stencils, … Continue reading Radiant Faces Lesson 3
Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC has a beautiful garden. Mr. Thompson and I have made three trips to this gorgeous place: twice for Jim Kerwin's go workshop and once for a week's vacation.