Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Mermaid

I have always liked mermaids so that was the first thing I wanted to paint. I painted her on wood using water soluable oil pastels and acrylics. I also added some stickers and that was it. I hope to paint a big mermaid on canvas one day.

First Portrait

This is my first portrait collage. The little girl is Sonia and she's very special to me since I have no grand daughters. I painted the canvas board with white, pink and purple acrylics the I did the fairies on the top pointing down on her.I then glued tissue paper on the corners, painted flowers and sprinkled glitter on them. I her on paper for acrylic paints then cut it out and glued on to canvas board. I thought she looked to plain so I cut flowers from magazines and glued them around her. I wanted to make it really girly just like her. I still can't decide on whether to add a little glitter on the purple part of the canvas board though.

There is something totally wrong with the date on my camera. It's going crazy. I just took this picture last week and it says 1-08.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Drawing Price

Here I am with my price from the drawing at It's my first win from the Internet ever. I just love Adriana's art. There's a another print I think I'll want to get later. Anybody reading this you have to check out her work. I have found a perfect frame for this print. I will post a picture of it once I get it in the frame.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


I am so excited for winning Adriana's drawing, if I could still do one of these I would. If I try it now I won't even be able to do the jump to pick up one leg. LOL! I love Adriana's art and I consider myself so lucky. How lucky, I look at her paintings every day to get an idea as to how she gets that folksy look. Winning just made my week!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

New Inspiration

I decided to take a small quilting break because I seem to have hit a slump and I can't decide on what kind of quilt I want to do next nor what fabrics to use, that type of thing you know what I mean,so I am trying to create collages along with water color painting. I believe painting and quilting are very much alike since they both deal with color and imagination. The last time I painted was back in high school and Lord knows that was a life time ago. I have to say I'm having a great time shopping for paints and color pencils and just discovering all the new art supplies that are now available. I love them all! I still can't decide what I prefer, water colors or acrylics but I'm leaning more towards water colors. I know I don't want do oils because of the clean up. My oldest son paints but he works with oils. I am going through my scrap booking things which I hadn't done in a long while and just get so excited when I find something I can use for the collages and you can pretty much use anything for that. I plan on having many new quilting ideas after painting for a week. I went to my neighbors(also a quilter) house yesterday and she is just on a quilting roll right now. I believe what really inspires her to do more and more quilts are the 7 grand children she has. Her mother pieces the quilt tops and my neighbor quilts them. I really need to set up a weekly quilting and painting schedule so i can do both on a regular basis instead of doing just one thing.