Monday, April 23, 2012

What's Happening in the Studio

Accomplishing a little painting and a lot of self-doubt.

This one is headed for the trash, but not before I do a few more crazy things to it.

I added every color of paint that was sitting out as I cleaned up the art table and topped it off with drops of acrylic ink. Now I have an interesting background and a clean work area for tomorrow. This was actually fun and I like it.

Want to start using my journal for more than lists and notes. Art is always on my mind, and playing with tools and techniques while I watch TV in the evening is a great way to keep growing and learning. This is watercolor and ink.

Another journal page playing with Neocolor II water soluble crayons. Acrylic craft paint flowers on top.

More water soluble crayons.

Flower doodles with pen and pan watercolor paint.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Be You

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

-- Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Inspiration at Work

I have been seriously blog challenged lately lacking ideas, new work, or time to get anything up here. It's been weighing heavily on me, so I thought I would simply add some photos of things that catch my eye at work. I work on the Sales Floor at Michael's Arts and Crafts and have the opportunity to roam the store and check out all the cool stuff. Even if I don't know what to do with lots of it, it's still fun and inspiring to imagine the possibilities. I take stock of shapes, patterns and the way things are layered. Often there's so much information, it just puts me on overload. So here's a few items that caught my eye yesterday. Enyoy the Day!