Sometimes I forget to mention how much of my art is available on redbubble. This is a site where artists can upload their art and turn it into 50 different products with the click of a mouse! It’s quite ingenious really. There’s nothing like seeing your art turned into a shower curtain, bath mat, mask, a phone cover or 40 other things including now… jigsaw puzzles! One of my favorites to see it on are the leggings, socks, and mini skirt!
So if you think you want to gift or wear my art or have it around Your house, I invite You to check out my red bubble shop
And remember please that although I have roughly 39 designs available there, I have much more art not yet uploaded So if there is something you particularly like I would like to see what it looks like on one of the red bubble products, contact me and I will gladly upload it for you to see. No commitment required.
Yesterday I had a small class, actually a one-on-one Mixed Media. I had been thinking about how to teach this for a while, and yesterday helped connect the dots for me. I’m so looking forward now to organizing this class, and then offering it. I think it can help a lot of people. You just don’t realize (perhaps) how much art can help alleviate stress and lift your mood! Here are 2 pieces I created in the same day… for different reasons… but still.. I feel SO GOOD about accomplishing them!
I love the colors in this one as I strived (strove) for balance, much like I’m looking for balance in my life. Art helps with that. The feeling of creating something is like no other.
The ghosts below were a creation for my Art Journaling group. We have daily prompts and yesterday’s was Ghosts. Check us out sometime, you might be surprised how you feel after creating even the simplest piece. And there are some really good pieces to look at! We are on Facebook… and the group is called: Art Journaling Secrets Unleashed – because after all… Art Journaling is Mixed Media.
Just thought I’d let you see what I was working on today. I tried to do a video but various things kept breaking in on it and stopping the video so I got the hint that I wasn’t supposed to make a video today. This is where I’m stopping for the night…
I LOVE experimenting with things to make unusual marks on my artwork. Like using Bubble wrap, crumpled wax paper, papertowels with patterns and other pattern making things.. recently i found a silcone hot pad at walmart… and it’s honeycomb patterned! I cut it up and use it all the time now. THIS one has bubble wrap and this rubbery shelf liner I found .. it prints squares if you use one side and DOTS if you use the other! Both are used (red paint) near the top of this piece. Can you see them?
Patterns are a way of life. Life is a pattern… everything in our lives has or is a pattern… think about it… even the rug Im looking down at has a pattern. Leaves on the trees have them… So who are we to think we can make up a new pattern? All we can do is find ways to put them together in PERHAPS a new arrangement. Then, you are an artist. LOL Sorry, I didnt mean to get so philosophical on you. But in looking out the window… I can see the deer have been nibbling on my patterns… I er.. um… mean leaves… and hostas… and it rained again this morning… so they will all be lush for them tonite.
More patterns… the netting behind these trees… I believe that was from an onion bag!… I thought it somewhat looked like a fence…
I bet you can find a few patterns in this giraffe piece as well… made mostly with gelli prints!.