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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Under the Trees (updated)

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to one of our local parks. It was a nice, sunny and warm afternoon but the breeze was just heavenly. We found a shady spot full of all types of trees and laid out and just relaxed.

So here is a layout I did from that lazy Sunday. I scrap lifted this idea from Latrice Murphy's layout in the August 2014 issue of Paper Craft & Scrapbooking magazine on page 59. I saw the online copy and when I saw her layout, it went in my memory to try at some point. A great way to use up all those scraps I had sitting around, too.


I love the wood grain paper paired with all the bright patterned paper.




We laughed as I took the "selfie" of us laying around.

I splattered white gesso paint around.

This little leather sticker was a fun touch.


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7/25/14
After looking at this layout this morning I decided to add some gold glitter paper banners to really finish it off. Now I feel satisfied! :)




Thanks for looking, AGAIN! LOL!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Soul Sistah Painting

I love trying new things in art. It is like an adventure and a hearty challenge. So after I saw this picture of the soul singer Ledisi, I just had to try it. Love the dark eye shadow and the head tilted. So dramatic!

When I first tried adding the blue eye shadow to my painting it looked cool to me. But when I had my hubby look at it he nicely told me the blue I did made her eyes look hollow! LOL! So I went back and added a lighter blue and that did it!

So here are some pictures showing the progression of my version of Ledisi.





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Thursday, July 10, 2014

More Mixed Media Paintings

Happy Thursday! I have been drawing and painting still and learning so much. Last art I shared focused on darker skin tones  so this time I wanted to try lighter ones. I was mixing away those colors. Some trial and error before I found natural looking tones.

Take a look! Which one do you like?


This was my first one. I love the white flakes I added.



She looks nice and tan.



I was inspired to create this one from Donna Downey art on her website. Love the wild, free hair.



I wanted to try a face with glasses and love it. Here hair came out great, too.

I love the bubbles. I added a little blue to them to add dimension.


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Art for Me

Happy 4th of July! I hope you are licking those fingers from eating delicious BBQ and all the fixings. Today I am sharing some fun paintings I did on some old large paper I had. It was a nice change to create on such big paper.

Recently, I heard a song that inspired me to want to make a special painting for myself. After I made that one, I got so inspired I had to make more pictures of parts of my life.

Also, this was a new challenge too to paint the skin colors. I haven't done that very much and still learning how to do it. But I do love how the colors turned out.

Take a look and hope you have a fun holiday weekend!

Just love the butterflies and the magical dust they give. The hair was so fun, too!


Love the skin tones and the circles. They look like bubbles!

I found this flower online and had to add it.

Still working on this one. Not sure what to add to the background. Maybe nothing.