Express Yourself, revisited

Hi ho, friends. I haven't posted for a while because I am recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Recovery is going well, but it's pretty boring.  I decided to spend my enforced rest period on revisiting some of the classes I have access to. I have an art journal and limited art supplies on hand: black … Continue reading Express Yourself, revisited

Whimsical Krampus Handmaiden

My friend Marva invited me to join her upcoming Krampus themed show at Bedlam Coffee next month. Most of my pieces are altered digital photos of Marva in her awesome Krampus costume. I really wanted to include a mixed media art piece. I sketched a few whimsical Krampuses and they were OK. It wasn't until … Continue reading Whimsical Krampus Handmaiden

Life Book Updates

It was about this time last year that I stumbled across Tamara Laporte's workshops and was intrigued by her Life Book class.  As a mixed media newbie, I was intimidated by the thought of weekly lessons for an entire year. I told myself at the beginning of the class that I would do the lessons that interested … Continue reading Life Book Updates

Express Yourself Lesson 9

Laughing Girl.  I made 2 versions of laughing girl and I think this is the best version.  I spent a few days visiting mom over Mother's Day weekend and made a few background pages in my class journal.  When I got around to this lesson, I made a collage style background, but didn't like it for this lesson. Instead, I used one … Continue reading Express Yourself Lesson 9

Double Exposure

I found a phone app called photo blender that, you guessed it, allows you to merge 2 photos. This was my first attempt using  2 of my gals drawn by me for Jane Davenport's Express Yourself class, edited with Photo Blender, Pixlr-o-matic, and Aviary.  I am enjoying exploring ways to recycle my various creations. Edited … Continue reading Double Exposure