Monday, July 14, 2014

What Lies Inside You! Mixed Media Art...

I love this quote!  I am discovering my own artist within. The best part of painting is being able to make mistakes work or easily fix them.  I have made so many mistakes that sometimes I just put gesso over the whole canvass and start completely over.  I am finding this to be a very freeing experience.  

My new idea and inspiration is from the book of Psalms.  I found an old book of Psalms at the library for a dollar!  I am going to paint around my favorite verses. Can't wait.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

More Quilted Fall Items

I have been working on my goal of 15 items for the craft show.  I am now at 6!  I am working hard to use all my fabric that is in my fall drawer.  

Mixed Media Art

Every night my husband and I paint.  He started the project because he needed something to do that was relaxing and therapy like.  So I joined him.  It has become our favorite time of the day.  I am finding the artist hidden within. :)  Here are a few of my creations.  

This one I used lots of  scrapbooking paper scraps, stencils, gesso, gelatos, and artist pens.  

This is actually my first one painted on a journaling page.  I was trying to figure out how to use all the artist supplies my husband bought.  

This one I painted on a piece of wood I found in our garage.

This was something I had drawn in my journal awhile back.  I drew it again and painted it.  I used acrylic paints, gelatos, gesso, and paper. 

I found this girl in a National Geographic Magazine.  She was looking at a dinosaur in a Natural History Museum.  I loved her shoes and wanted to put her in more creative setting.  I love how this turned out.  I took the words randomly from the article that was written around her picture.  It says, "Floated high up I watched Summer's end. "

I would love for this to be my kitchen window.  

This one represents all the places we lived while in the army and today.
Home is wherever my family is...No matter how many moves we make!

This one I just painted with acrylic paints on gesso.  After splattering paint around I saw this Native American Woman in it.  So I did my best to bring her out.  Then I cut out words from an old book that says, "Beautiful at the beginning of memory."