Monday, February 27, 2012

the swan emerging...

6 more days until the big wedding and I am painting in the bathtub!!! I decided to go BOLD
and did whatever felt good-listened to relaxing music and had a blast!! You must visit Flora Bowley's sight and see her article in the latest cloth, paper, scissors.......awesome!!

floras paint class continued

well it has been a lot of fun letting go and painting whatever I want but there were a few times I really thought this is ugly!I was sure I ruined it in this stage.....

Monday, February 20, 2012

be creative

I am taking a couple days off from the normal hectic pace of life to slow down and notice what is around me. My daughter is getting married in twelve days and it has been a whirlwind of lists, errands to run and every day chores to still get too. It is an exciting time for me. She is my oldest and I am excited for her and her new adventure in marraige. They are so perfect for each other I couldn't have picked a better guy for her!
So back to relaxation. We took off for the nearby mountains of beautiful Park City and I am reading, sleeping and doing Yoga to de -stress. I also brought my sketch book to doodle in. The sun is outside just rising up from the mountains, my favorite scene in the morning. Sunshine makes me happy. I can't think of a better medicine to get in a great mood. As I take Flora's class I realize how unrelaxed I have become. It is hard to go and play, to sleep at night like I used too and just take it easy!
I know that is why I love to draw and paint as much as I do-it is like an alter personality for me to be whimsical, fun, colorful, vibrant and no boundaries. I LOVE it. I am usually a very organised, planned out kind of person but in my creative process I throw that all out and try to let go.
Am I the only split personality out there?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

flora bowley class

I am taking a very cool class with Flora Bowley from Portland Oregon online. We are learning to free up ourselves and let go-it has been a blast so far. The canvases are huge (scary) and there are no rules.(I like that) We are working in many layers beginning with drops, splashes and drips in warm and then adding cool colors on top. I put a heart in it especially for valentines day-today! It is HARD to let your mind go and have fun. Remember kindergarten and finger paints?

Monday, February 6, 2012


I found a great shop on etsy called ephemeras vintage garden by debbie anne parent that does the best ATCS and tags etc for your own use. This image is an ATC that I added to my textured and painted board then stressed in around the edges even more and added a twig with floss and wire on to the picture. I then dyed (sprayed with a bottle ink dye) on the vintage lace I had and glued on the piece too.The lettering is done with rub ons-LOVE those! Everyone that sees this loves it. She also has the link on my blog called artsy chick. Thanks Debbie!