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Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Stay Gallery

Most of you know me as a scrapbooker and greeting card creator. And over the last few years, I have included art to my list of passions. As a growing young artist, it is great to see our city of Downey has a growing art community. Just this year, Ron and I has gone to concerts in the park, food festivals, art shows, and music festivals all organized by our city or local groups.

Earlier this month, we visited the  Stay Gallery for their opening exhibit called "For The Love Of EARTH" featuring artist Ricky Ostendi. They had a great turn out to see his fantastic art show.

We even went back on a last Saturday to enjoy it all again. While we were there we met staff member Aldo and co-founder and creative director Gabriel who told us the history of this gallery and some of their future plans. They are doing some great things here in the city to help create a thriving art community.

Now here are few pictures of our time there.

I just loved all the dramatic faces!

These painting were done on sheets of music.

This painting was on a surf board.

Of course, I was inspired to try his edgy style for fun. Seeing his used of black gave me permission to use it to express my edgy emotions. But of course I had to add a flower to soften my faces up. LOL!

Loved using some of my stash of paper flowers. I colored them with my water color crayons.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed our visit to the Stay Gallery.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer Art Video Highlight- Stencil Art

Thanks to all of you that stop by and saw my Summer Art Show video! I was really excited to share it and glad to hear all the positive response. Awesome! For those of you that missed it, check it out here. 2014 Summer Art Show

One of my favorite parts of the video was the stencil art girls.

So here is a look at how I created them.

Get an image you like from a magazine or online. Then trace image on a clear plastic sheet and cut it out.

Now the fun part! Just go crazy using your fingers, paint brush or whatever to make a big paint mess.

Lay down your stencil and use dark paint to go around the image. I used a make-up wedge and dabbed the paint on.

Remove the stencil and look at the magic! I used my wedge sponge to finish coloring the dark blue over all the background.

Then outline with white or black pen, add the hair and that's it!

I hope you get to try this if you haven't already. So fun! Also, I used that same image to make this next painting.

I traced her on white cardstock, painted her brown, cut out her dress from patterned paper and added a paper flower I colored.

So that is how I did that! Thanks for visiting and happy crafting to ya!

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Summer Art Show

Now that Summer is over I am so happy to announce my 2nd virtual ART SHOW! It is a collection of my work from the last few months. It was so  fun creating this video and the music is just perfect happy music.

So stop by and enjoy the show!

CLICK HERE >>>  Kelly's Summer 2014 Art Show