Fresh Start Art Journal

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I finally finished my art journal layout. I tried new techniques with this one but wasn’t so crazy about it. I had to keep switching out my ideas because things kept going sideways but that’s a part of the process. So I’ll have to rethink this a bit. But nevertheless, it was lots of fun experimenting.

Since it’s still just a few weeks into the new year, I found the words “Fresh Start” in a magazine and thought it went well. One thing I really like is how her blue hair turned out with the gold highlights.

Some of my supplies came in so I’m going to work on creating a few new paintings. How are you going to spend your weekend? Hope you have something fun planned 😊

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“I am open to the mystery and magic this new beginning brings.” ~Unknown

Valentine’s Day Paintings

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Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is already knocking on our doors and is only one month away? It’s one of my favorite holidays, but I wish it was longer than just 1 day. I always felt you should celebrate love every day of your life and not limit it to a single day πŸ’–

I’m working on some new paintings but the ones in this post are currently available in my Etsy Shop. I’ll keep you posted with the progress on the others, but for now I’m waiting on a few supplies to come in.

I really enjoyed making all of these bright, fun mini paintings filled with lots of love. I love how the confetti makes it look like a celebration, it’s just fun! With that said the canvas panels with the creative lettering are my favorite. Which one is your favorite?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” ~Roy Croft

In art she found herself Mixed Media Canvas

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Thought I’d share with you a mixed media canvas I made a while ago titled “In art she found herself.” I created this on a 9×12 inch canvas using cut pieces of patterned paper, acrylic paint, lace, ephemera and pretty much anything else I could think of.

The little bows on the kite were the hardest. They’re very small and made from crepe paper that was painstakingly folded and tied off with a thread. Then I had to carefully glue them to the canvas. The style at the time was basically a face without any detailing. But I always look at it and feel it isn’t done. What do you think?

βœ¨πŸŽ‰Wishing you a New Year filled with Much Happiness, Good Health and Great SuccessπŸŽ‰βœ¨

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We’re in the home stretch!

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It’s hard to believe Christmas is just 12 days away! I hope that you are doing well and not stressing over the hustle and bustle that comes with this time of year. But if you still need some last minute gifts there are lots of beautiful, original works of art available in my Etsy Shop.

I welcome you to hop on over and take a look!

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill

Candlelight Angel

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I hope you’re weekend is off to a great start! I thought I’d take a little break and play with some new ideas and techniques. I like the way she turned out but I’m not completely sold on this style. Looking for something more dreamy.

What are your thoughts?

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Zig Ziglar Quote

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With the New Year fast approaching I wanted to share a motivational quote with you by Zig Ziglar on my Determination Painting, it reads:

β€œTime can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals and your determination to use every available minute.”

Time seems to fly by faster and faster. But for me, the worst feeling is to have time fly by and feel that I made no progress and spun my wheels in the mud. Time is always moving so we need to move right along with it so it doesn’t pass us by.

Are you ready to grab time and make it your ally this coming year?

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Flamingo Mixed Media Painting

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I love flamingos, they’re such cool birds to watch. It took some time but I was able to finish my pink flamingo. There are lots of layers and texture in this 6×12″ painting. When I first started, I had no idea that a flamingo would end up here, but there she is. And she is my first 😊

Now I need to give this painting a title. Would love to hear your ideas. The ones I have so far are pretty nerdy πŸ˜‚ So your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The photos below are a progression of this painting. I probably should have taken more but I really get into the creation process once I start and don’t always think about the photography part. But I hope she inspires you in some way.

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A few interesting Flamingo facts:

  • The word flamingo comes from the Spanish and Latin word flamenco which means fire.
  • There are 6 species of flamingos in the world.
  • Chicks are born either gray or white and take 3 years to get their beautiful pink colors.
  • Chicks are born with a straight bill which curves as they age.
  • Adult flamingos hold their bill upside down when eating.
  • Flamingo colors range from pink, orange to red.
  • Their color comes from the carotene in the food they eat.
  • Flamingos can up to 5 feet tall but most are about 3 feet.

New Ornaments

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I really love the spirit of Christmas and making others smile, it warms the heart 😊 I’ve been very busy getting the last of the ornaments and paintings up in my Etsy Shop in time for the holidays!

What warms your heart during the holiday season?

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Santa’s Workshop

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Photo by Hunt on Photos Studio on Pexels.com

I’ve been busy in Santa’s Workshop making new Christmas Ornaments. Some of the designs were more time consuming than anticipated but I thought the end result was worth it.

I still have a few finishing touches but what do you think so far?

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Words of Wisdom by Winston Churchill

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I was feeling a bit under the weather this weekend so I didn’t get much done in the studio so I thought it would be fun to share some encouraging words by Winston Churchill:

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Really love this quote. It gives you the power to persevere just when you’re thinking about giving up.

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