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You will soon notice a trend in my work… I like Birds.

Saying it like that- is actually an understatement. I REALLY LIKE BIRDS! (Even that may not be enough emphasis- but if I go too much BIGGER then I will start to come across as a freak and well… we can’t have THAT now can we?!)

 

My first Eagle Page

My first Eagle Page

I like birds. There- we got that out of the way- so when you see most of my work these days involves birds- it will make sense. You also need to know- I am currently taking a class that is all Birds, Butterflies and Wings! So you will be seeing a lot of the last two as well- though I really have been having too much fun with the birds to really move on to the next topics… though I started the Wings section this week and I am already ruminating some ideas!

Anyway- this Eagle is on my Mixed Media 14X17 Sketch Pad. Love this size. This is the first thing I really did in it- and it wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought it might be. I still at times prefer my 9X11 pad- but this has been a fun exploration!

I drew the bird, then covered the whole thing with a clear gel from Golden. Let that dry and painted over it to get the texture on the bird. The texture under the nest is just modeling paste smeared on there any ole way! LOL There is another spot of paste “smearing” up by the sun.

My sister- who is an amazing artist; (Dare I say a REAL artist? I say that without demeaning my own talent and joy in creating- she is jut not only good- but she excels in multiple mediums and shows her work, is on the board of a Community Arts Council etc.) she says she is always kind of surprised how I mix colors you wouldn’t think of together- together and make them work! So there ya go!

Do you find that you have themes in your work? One subject, topic, item, that comes up over and over? Does it have particular meaning? Or is is just something that is easy for you to draw? How does that work for you?

La-

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On the Table Tuesday

So what’s on your work table today? I would love to see- post and link back to this and let’s share!

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Work in Progress

Work in Progress

I am working on this 18X24 canvas… my largest piece yet… I covered the whole thing in a blue tissue paper with red polka dots! That is all I had done when my DH came home on Saturday and he was like “COOL! That looks awesome!” I love how he is excited about my work so often. He knows I am not the world’s best artist and I wish I were even more talented- but he appreciates what it does for me… and I am a lucky girl.

OK so that was a rabbit-trail… what I meant to talk about is that I have NO FREAKIN’ CLUE where this is going. I thought I did… I did a sketch.. trashed that… cut out the Crane from another page I did and didn’t like the page- but loved the bird… you see… still unsure… and right now it looks too “childish”… I’ll get it figured out… but it might be a fun process. Nothing is stuck down but the tissue paper and the paint- so I still have a lot of options! I will be sure to share when I am done!

I also just got this totally great new container to keep some of my “stuff” in. I am a lucky girl and we have two bedrooms- but I prefer to create out in “the house” so even though we live in an apartment- that is not small but definitely is not big- my art desk/table is in the middle of our living room- so I like to try to keep it as organized a space as possible so that our life isn’t overpowered with my mess.

Organized Art

Organized Art

 

What’s on your table? And what is one of your favorite organizing ideas?

 

La-

March Creative Dare!

There is this Facebook group that I just love being part of – Mixed Media Mondays! I have been part of the group for a while, and recently even started watching the videos (usually after Monday because evening is husband/family time.) But I love her spirit and fun and of course her work! I have learned so many new things and techniques in just a few weeks of really participating in the group! YAY!

Sooo every month she does a Creative Dare. This is the link to the Dare for March. http://tracywburgos.typepad.com/treasure_the_momentlove_l/2013/03/march-creative-dare-1.html

I thought I would finally play along! I was totally working on another page- a 14X17 sketch pad background.. but it just was not “speaking to me.” SO I ended up in my smaller 9X11 pad and with THIS!

In Your Eyes- March Dare

In Your Eyes- March Dare

In Your Eyes- by Peter Gabriel was the song I walked down the aisle to in our wedding- just about 6 months ago. 🙂 <swoon!> It was the Vitamin String Quartet version- but still! This song!

The Girl (my step-daughter) was watching me cut out this face from a Macy’s ad! and was like… “uhm… whatcha doin’?” … I responded… “I’m doing art!” LOL I have been cutting all kind of things from catalogs and advertisements… swearing that one day they will be part of my art… and yep! This one worked!

Thanks Tracy for the group and for the inspiration to really get going on my own art again!

La-

PS You can link to the Facebook group from her blog/website and she can put you into the group if you want to be part of the fun!

New Blog!

I am a perpetual blogger… I blog about all kinds of things… health and fitness, life, I used to blog my photography- and now this ART BLOG! I have been loving doing my art again.. and it makes me so happy I can hardly stand it!! LOL So here is my new blog where I will post my work and musings on all things CREATIVE!

 

La-

Love Birds

Love Birds