a little of this, a little of that....

Friday, September 30, 2011


in progress lettering, art journaling

in progress kitchen watercolor...   suggestions please...


little face sketches...

just a few things...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just a few things I've been working on... art journal pages.. nothing too substantial....  I need to start a big canvas again soon!

Linked to Paint Party Friday and Artists in Blogland 


Thursday, September 29, 2011

 This above page was made in August.. the end of summer.  

This page was inspired by Daisy Yellow's overlapping collage style. These were all items, including the picture of the woman, that I found in the hallway on the floor at the school I teach at.  The picture of the woman was from a napkin. 

Trying to salvage a good page gone bad

Thursday, September 22, 2011

How do YOU salvage a page when it is not going in the direction you'd like?  Do you just toss it?  Do you make the most of it and then move on?  I started with a watercolor doodle:

And then, I added some black ink, white scribble paint and then it just got out of control.  I ended up covering up large parts of it with other papers and magazine pictures.  Oh well!  Sometimes you just keep going with your pages and see where they take you.

Linking to Paint Party Friday and Artists in Blogland

I've been doing a really fun project with my students at school:  STRING BALLS.  (that's my other blog about teaching art).  You make them by blowing up a balloon and covering the balloon with yarn dipped in glue.  Here are some of the pics from that project:


Monday, September 19, 2011

Here is a stack of my art journals, sketchpads and watercolor blocks that were in my work area now.

Seth Apter has a call for artists' paper stacks. Wednesday is the day when all the stacks will be linked to his blog.  Submit your stack too!

Do you want to see more artists' workdesks? This blog has What's on Your Workdesk Wednesdays.

Watercolor Doodles

Thursday, September 15, 2011

 Watercolor painting in sketchbook, 9x12"

Art journaling background made with watercolor paints

Art journaling backgrounds made with watercolor paint


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Painted Journal Page Progression

Friday, September 9, 2011

The background started like this:

Water was added to soften the markers.

Collage elements were added:

Doodling and outlining to finish it off:

Here is another fun page I painted:

Linked to Paint Party Friday, Artists in Blogland (CHECK IT OUT!!).

Grab a button for your page:

Name Design

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Circle Doodles

Monday, September 5, 2011

My numbers!

Monday, September 5, 2011

My numbers for the calendar feature are up at Create Mixed Media this week.  Check them out.


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