Mermaid Blues 11″ x 14″ painting by tenukihandcrafts

Worried that I'd run out of space to store paintings, I started my working on canvas board. Mermaid Blues is one of my least mixed, mixed media paintings, using acrylic paints, Golden Green Interference, and Pitt Pens. This is another mermaid inspired from an art journal page. She started as a face near the bottom of … Continue reading Mermaid Blues 11″ x 14″ painting by tenukihandcrafts

Life Book Weeks 18-21

Week 18 was 2 bonus lessons; I did the 2nd lesson with Kristin Van Valkenburgh. I used fiber paste, stencils, acrylics, Dina Wakely scribble bird stamp, washi tape, Shiva oil pastels, collage, and more. It's a many layer piece that the photo doesn't do justice to. Week 19 was with Jessica Swift. This was a … Continue reading Life Book Weeks 18-21

Life Book 2015 Weeks 14-17

The theme for April is being present. In the moment. Tam had a terrific definition for being present, so I'll save the Buddhist commentary for a moment. What the April lessons have in common is being present by following your artistic impulses, experimenting, playing. Remember how carefree you were as a kid drawing? Before some … Continue reading Life Book 2015 Weeks 14-17

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