Flower Abstract Painting

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I was working on a new abstract painting and had some extra paint left over. So I thought it would be fun to play with the colors and see what happens. I quickly got a piece of watercolor paper and started.

I had no intention as to what to create nor was I concerned with the outcome. I just let go and had fun. Lo and behold I ended up with this very happy, colorful abstract. It came into being purely by accident but I loved it. I loved it so much that I decided to paint a large canvas using the same techniques.

Would love to know what you think about this painting. How does it make you feel? What do you see?

Hope this inspires you to create, thanks for stopping by!!!

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โ€œArt should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.โ€ โ€“ย Keith Haring

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In art she found herself Mixed Media Canvas

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?

โœจ๐ŸŽ‰Wishing you a New Year filled with Much Happiness, Good Health and Great Success๐ŸŽ‰โœจ

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We’re in the home stretch!

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!

Wishing you a lovely day, thanks for stopping by!!

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

Candlelight Angel

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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Flamingo Mixed Media Painting

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now I need to give this painting a title. Would love to hear your ideas. The ones I have so far are pretty nerdy ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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

I really love the spirit of Christmas and making others smile, it warms the heart ๐Ÿ˜Š 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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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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Believe in you Journal Pages

Sometimes I like to create small pieces of art like these tags. I normally don’t have an immediate need for them, but I enjoy the creation process. I end up putting these small artsy pieces in a box for later use. The fun happens when I go my stash box and pick out pieces to create journal pages like these.

You end up working backwards starting with the colors in your ephemera and then picking a background color that complements it. This is a fun way to create journal pages even if you’re short on time.

Hope these pages inspire you in some way today. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Summer’s Simple Pleasures Art Journal Pages

I really liked these images I found in an old Romantic Homes magazine and thought they’d make an interesting summer journal layout. I painted the background with acrylic paint and added pieces of a paper doily, punched butterflies, glitter, doodles and whatever else came to mind.

It’s a great way to have to some and relax. Journaling is a wonderful stress reliever because there are no rules and anything goes. You simply create what you feel.

Hope this inspires you in some way today. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Echoes of Mercy Angel Journal Pages

I bought these embossed angel images on Etsy from a shop called Scrapaplenty. They’re made in Germany and are quite beautiful. I fell in love with them because they remind me of the vintage images used in cards from long ago.

I created this layout in my Strathmore 5.5″ x 8″ Mixed Media Journal. The background is painted using leftover paints from one of my canvases. As I looked at this color combination, it seemed to be a perfect fit for the angels. I used a stencil to create the clouds and added the quote “Angels descending bring from above, echoes of mercy, whispers of Love.”

Hope this inspires you today ๐Ÿ˜Š

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