It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, November 12, 2015

It is great to be a winner!

I never win anything but I have always felt I was lucky in life.  
So what if I didn't win at any of the many things I have entered over the years.
Well friends, that has all changed.  I won a Rhodia sketchbook at Sandra Strait's 
site, Life Imitates Doodles
Thank you Sandra!
It's great to be a winner!

Last weeks background is starting to take shape.

I added the treeline and painted out the sky.
Not sure what is next, maybe my name.

On the left I have a grid design I did in my art class that I never liked.
The background was so busy, it overwhelmed the grid so it was relegated
to a spot under the bed in the guest room (where all disappointing paintings
go.  I woke up with an idea the other morning, pulled it out and went an 
entirely different direction with it, as you can see.  Am I the only one that sees the mouth of someone in the broken portion?  Not a gleeful
subject but I like the results and all
of the bright colorful grids are long

As I have mentioned before, I wake up with these wild ideas
and if I am lucky and have time, I can act on them.  Today was one of those days but of all things collage was part of the idea.  I need to tell you I have never done collage in my life so this was another new experiment.

Thanks so much for visiting and HAPPY PPF!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mistakes happen, don''t quit

I am lucky to live in an area with a great art center.
We can rent studio time and/or we can take classes for very reasonable fees.
This was originally a "grid" design done in a class.   I just couldn't get comfortable with it.
So, I matt mediumed on top of the acrylic and did a spider web on top of the original
design.  The only thing I liked in the original piece was the dragonfly so I "saved it".
The spider web is halloween webbing on the yupo and then I spray different colored dyes
on the webbing.  It sucks up the dye and transfers it to the yupo.
The rest is done with stencils and white acrylic.
I think I like it better now.

Another background started here.  This is acrylic and then I smush a drycleaner bag on it,
let it sit 10 minutes and then remove and admire.

We got lucky this week...triplet blooms!
Happy PPF!