Thursday, June 30, 2011
Whew! That's a lot of ands.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I had some more images from the vault to show you but I forgot the memory card at home so I'll just have to save that.
On February 19, 2008, my friend Claudia started her blog Highlowaha. I met Claudia a month later on the weekend of Marcy 15th playing bunco with the neighborhood ladies. I asked Claudia what she did and don't remember exactly what she said but I know the words, "I write a blog." was in the description. My response was, "Funny, I read blogs."
And a friendship was born. I started participating in her blog on a daily basis, having a ton of fun and viewing the world in a new and different light. A more positive and fun light. A more proactive light. And a light that made me want to be creative again.
In July of that year the blog decided we needed a mascot and on July 21st we played Tug of War to decide on the name for the mascot.
His birthday is in a month and we will be celebrating him in July at HouseOfShine.com.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Comissioned for a High School Graduate
I wanted to include two detail photos. I really love how this painting ended up. Inspirational words are spread out throughout the painting including the gallery wrapped sides.
The patron wanted to see some type of strings in the painting so I collaged in some black string I had laying around. Can you also see my signature heart? It's tiny.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
I have a series of Yellow Envelope Logos coming up. This one is one of the three original ones I did some time ago. I drew it with Letraset markers, scanned it into Photoshop and did some digital adjustments from there.
The Yellow Envelope Project recently moved from Saturday to Monday. It makes it much easier on me as I keep my supplies at work and pop my Yellow Envelope in the mail first thing Monday mornings.
Consider joining us at House of Shine. It's an easy way to not only recognize someone else for their good deeds but you'll feel better too.
Gratitude will do that for you.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
:) I've been focusing on finishing up the guitar pieces that I'm delivering this weekend. My friend is going to let her son decide between two pieces this Saturday. And, I've been enjoying these first days of summer with my boys before they head off for a month.
Below is my abstract painting from the time we painted.
Painting with a 9 and 10 year old leaves a lot of paint on the table. No problem. Whatever was left on the table I used as washes on paper that I've prepared for future painting.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
So, I broke out the cheap paper and asked them what color of paints they wanted and let them go. See where JB is painting below?
While JB was painting happy faces, Drew painted a guy watching the clouds go by.
I painted the middle cloud per his request.
Below was JB's first happy face that I made him mess up. Leave him alone, Mom! Let him do it! So, I took over on this one though I'm pretty sure I didn't paint the tongue.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Summer is starting so how about some drinking songs?
And, I am a Beer Girl! And who better to get us started than the beautiful, Trent Wilmon.
I have funny story about this song.... I got a new elipitical machine for my home and this song would always come up on my iPod when I was exercising. At the end of the song there's the crushing sound of a can. I would look around to see if something rolled under the machine but never saw anything until one day I was working at my office and that crushing can sound played. I looked around real fast to see what it was and low and behold if the light bulb in my brain did not come on! I must have laughed at myself for the next 20 minutes!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Do you remember this painting? It's one I'm working on for a high school graduate. I wasn't feeling anything powerful from it. So, I changed it.
First, I painted a white guitar over the other two. And then, I took the paint peelings from my plastic pallet and collaged them onto the white guitar.
Cool, huh? When you use heavy duty contractor plastic and just let the paint dry on there you create these layers of color. They peel right off the plastic when it gets thick enough.