I thought it would be fun to record progress (hopefully there will be some!ha!) this is the beginnings of a piece from a “mixed media” class that started today – taught by the fabulously inspiring Jane Ross;) <!
Our Mixed Media Collabrative Group had a recent challenge to swap envelopes …we designed enough to trade…fun exchange!
Not only was it fun to recieve them at our meeting but now they can go in the mail and be a surprise to someone else! Sharing art has been a great experience with this group and in blogland!
Here are mine created from prints I did in a recent gelli printing class. I used red rosin paper a generous freind, Patty of Magpie’s Nest, supplied me with for the printing. Then I went in with stamps, pen and ink and a few fun travel stickers…lined them with maps …and they are ready to post!
Snail Mail Alert: Colorful Envelopes on their way!!!
This photo was taken on a visit to Los Angeles this past May and prompted this post – how fun was it to look down the street and see this pop of color against the various shades of metal and concrete!
The color orange has a personality that makes you look with out the warning of red – more of a burst of happy!
Orange Flowers are said to speak of happiness, joy and adventure!
Jane at Random Arts, Saluda, NC choose wisely with her front door…
I used a spray ink to create these little cards:
In France, orange lured us in on a trip to the farmers market..
Have a happy and adventurous summer!!
Summer trips took us coast to coast this summer. Always a sucker for a good flower photo I tried something new this year looking from the inside of the plant out…a bit tricky when thorns are involved!
California Figs & Succulents
New York Million Bells
North Carolina Smoke Plant
I mentioned in an earlier post that I am participating in an online course by Alena Hennessy called A Year of Painting. I thought that since June marks our half way through the year mark I would do a gallary of my paintings.
Alena has done a great job of inspiring, pacing and opening up the class up creatively to new ideas and for me new mediums and surfaces. I have enjoyed the intuitive approach she presents and her supportive nature.
Here are my samples from the past six months…
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
I am continuing a study of color that started last month with a pop of red.
This time it I am feeling blue!
go and be blue!
A recent trip to Scottsdale, AZ gave me the opportunity to see this amazing Chihuly exhibit.
The Desert Botanical Gardens of Phoenix did not disappoint!