Monday, September 16, 2019

Seaside Villages

Working on miniatures for upcoming fall shows has been fun. I love the rich fall colors  and textures.

However, I needed a break from that so I created some Seaside Villages.  Fall at the beach is my favorite time to be there. We live in Delaware and can get to the ocean in a short drive.

These miniature villages aren't what we have here... more like something found in the summer romance novels across the pond.

I also am working on sailboats.

I wouldn't mind a camping weekend at the beach.  Relaxing by the water and smelling the sea air...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fall, My Favorite Season!

It's been a little cooler the past few days. My grandson collected acorns, seeds and some colored leaves yesterday.

It will get warm again but I'm in the groove for the next season.  We had a good hot summer here in Delaware.  Time to move on....

I've been doing lots of fun things and they are finally coming together.
Needle felting, hand dying old linens and having fun with polymer clay!

Playing with surface treatments on polymer. Pan pastels, Krackle, silver leaf and gilders paste.

I used aluminum foil armatures under the clay.   My happy place is in my art room working on something...
Not sure what these are... but it was fun making them.

Gearing up fall and holiday shows! Time passes so quickly!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Painting with Watercolors

I splurged on Schmincke  Horadam Aquarell paints. Amazon had a small starter set here:
Amazon set of 12

The colors are amazing!

It's been fun to paint with watercolors again.  And I do think you get what you pay for!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mixed Media Watercolor, Pitt Pens and Arteza Real Brushes

Winter months are my time to draw, paint and do wall art.  Trying something new is always enticing to me. I came across an ad for Arteza Real Brush paints. They are an ink brush pen. Very different from watercolors and Derwent inktense pencils.
Arteza  Real Brush pens are fun to use and it takes some play time to use them for realistic art work. They can be used for coloring without too much practice. 

This sandhill crane was created with the Arteza brush pens only.

This painting was done with watercolors,  Derwent inktense pencils, Arteza brush pens and detailed with black Pitt Pens. 
 It's fun to try new art tools. I almost didn't finish this painting a few times. Glad I persisted and was able to have alternative mediums to get the look I wanted.  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fall Shows

Fall show dates are fast approaching! I have been recycling old wood and making all kinds of fun things!

I have found some Button Gnome dwellings!

We will be at th NRAC fundraiser this Saturday 9/8 from 2-6. It is at Trap Pond by the Nature  Center. 

We will also be at the Dover Air Force Spouses show on 11/3 at the Delaware state fair grounds in Harrington and Christmas in Bridgeville on 12/1. 

Come by and see us!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Home Again!

We spent the winter in Sebastian, Florida and have returned to a cold Delaware!  We had so much fun! What happens in Florida stays in Florida so I am not going to share about our three months there enjoying the beach, the wildlife, and the shopping!  You can think what you want about what I am referring to as the wildlife...  I will say it all happens before 9pm... It is soooo beautiful in Sebastian!

I did do some artwork while we were there.

I used Derwent Coloursoft pencils on paper to do this poppy.

This fabric was painted with Derwent Inktense pencils using aloe vera gel. The colors did fade some after washing it in water.  I was experimenting!

This painting was done with water colors.  Trying to loosen up!

Now that we are back in Delaware I am ready to get back to making with polymer clay.  I have been thinking about fairies and so want to create one.  I always tell folks that they are invisible because I haven't made one that I am happy with! When I do I will share it with you!

Looking forward to Spring (if it ever comes) and Summer!