Naked painting trend

I have recently discovered the ultimate freedom while painting! Some call it “Naked Painting”, but I call it “No one is the boss of me!”

Also, I’m saving tons of money because I no longer ruin my clothes and shoes. Moving forward I may have to change the way I video, but other than that, it’s the best!


Join me in the movement as we become comfortable with our true selves and our bodies, because after all….it’s THE MOST Honest Art! If you do, please post with the hashtag #AprilFools.

Three types of art

Wow I have kept my word and I have made things everyday but somehow I just haven’t found the time to blog about it. This morning I’m forcing myself before I do anything else to show you a few things I’ve been up to.

These I made earlier in the week

Note cards for that occasion when nothing else will do! Unique original handmade artwork on the front, with your custom message handwritten inside. Who wouldn’t love to receive something like that? This set is available now on my website for sale.

Next inspired by a bird picture sent by a friend, Judy, I drew this…

But he needs a name so I’m putting that out to you?

Yesterday I snapped some really lovely pictures of our sunset. I feel so blessed to have witnessed this.

Fast and Easy Backgrounds

I have another post to share with you on the papers I was making but I’ll do that later … right now I wanted to share a video with you – for those who say they just don’t have time to sit and make art.


The first thing you look at making (usually) is a background on your paper or in your art book. Then you need to wait for it to dry…. so.. .what if you made your backgrounds at one sitting and had them ‘at the ready’ for when you then want to actually CREATE! ? Fab idea… I do it all the time… just flip open your book and start a background. You may want to make several in different colors so whatever mood you are in when it’s time to create, you have a color for each mood. Here is ONE idea of fast backgrounds. I will have more to show you SOON!

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Thanks!

The New Light of Day

My how things can change in a day. The paper I used turned out to be much thinner than I realized. It’s watercolor paper but a much lesser grade than I normally use. When you are putting a lot of liquid down you want the paper to be able to hold it. These papers leaked through to the table I was working on. Fortunately I keep a plastic cover on the table just for this reason.

So, to remind you from whence it came, here is the 1st layer’s photo from Thursday evening…

I worked on all 3 of these yesterday but only photographed 2 of them.The third one was off on a different table drying… Here are those 2….

Indeed… What a difference a day makes…I actually hate that I’m going to cut them up!! But that is what they were planned for so I’m sure it will be fine.

Have a great weekend!

Ruth