Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mixing Hobbies

I have primarily worked with polymer clay the past 10 😳years. Painting and drawing have been my peaceful place since I was a teen.  I started needle felting about 5 years ago. This works for me because I get bored with one medium and move to the next.

Needle felting has become my obsession this year because Fall and Christmas decorations are so beautiful in needle felting.

I have made and collected Santas for many years.  I enjoy making needle felted Santas but the eyes are a  bit of a challenge. This year I decided to mix my hobbies together. I made polymer clay eyes for my Santas and gnomes.

I purchased glass eyes and have needle felted eyes which looked okay.

The one on the left has glass eyes and the one on the right has needle felted eyes.

I have to say though the clay eyes are so realistic!

Have a joyful holiday and a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Pumpkins of Many Colors

I was at the grocery store yesterday and saw gray pumpkins. Fits right in with today's decor.  Hard to believe they can do that. Well if they can, so can I!

I also made turquoise and blue ones!

Fun stuff for "Fall"!

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