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Friday, August 15, 2014

Sisters 4 Ever

Happy Friday! I have enjoyed sharing my art with you this week and today there is more. These faces were fun because I was trying some new angles and multiple adult faces. After seeing a picture of two best friends on twitter, I was inspired to try.

Take a look at how it evolved!

Early stages!

I loved the background but it was so light and I wasn't settled about it.

Yes! I love the darker colored background and how it warms up the faces.

I just love the hair too.

 Thanks again for stopping by and I will be sharing more art and other fun things soon. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Happy Wednesday! Today I will share more art. So glad you all liked the last one and this is another fun one. Sometimes, I am in the mood to get my fingers nice and messy with paint. When I made this one I was definitely having a blast.

I made the flower balls by mixing several colors of paint and swirling them around. So cool! Then, the confetti was made with my fingers. I felt like a kid doing finger painting! Try if you haven't and you will be surprise how giddy you get.

I hope you feel the party and celebration in this picture.

At first I was only going to made couple of balls, but after I got going I almost couldn't stop. LOL!

Find the happiness and joy in you life today. Come back Friday for more art.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Hearts

Today I will be sharing one a several painting I recently finished. This one is one of my favorites. I wanted to try two faces and just love how they turned out. It was fun going crazy with the multi-colored background.

The hearts were made using my new favorite thing to make from toilet paper rolls- STAMPS.  I saw them on Julie Balzer's blog. Toilet Paper Tube Stamps Then I used my fingers to paint the inside of the hearts. So neat!

Take a look and I hope you feel the love and joy in this piece.

Aren't the afro's fabulous!!! LOL! They were my first try and look pretty darn good. The little girls afro puff is so cute and reminds me of the ones I had as a child. 

I love the hearts on their clothes. I used my stencil to make the design then painted around just to show the insides.

Hope you enjoyed and come back this week to see some other paintings. Have a good one!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lemon & Lime Mini Album Card

Hello everyone and hoping your day is going well. Today I stopped by to share a mini album card I recently finished for my dear mother-in-law's birthday. It took me a while to put it together but I liked how it turned out.

I learned a neat lesson in art and life too. My printer was acting up and wouldn't print the pictures black and white. I tried all sorts of things to get it to work but for some reason, these pictures wouldn't work.

After lots of frustration, I decided to work with the pictures just as they were. In fact, I like them because they looked sort of artsy. So the lesson: when my plans don't work go with the flow. It might turn out better anyways. :)

Take a look!

I used yellow chalk to color the white title sign.

Don't these orange-y pictures look good??? :)

I love using these glass buttons. They looked like pieces of ice.

Thanks for taking a look. Take care!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Under the Trees (updated)

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to one of our local parks. It was a nice, sunny and warm afternoon but the breeze was just heavenly. We found a shady spot full of all types of trees and laid out and just relaxed.

So here is a layout I did from that lazy Sunday. I scrap lifted this idea from Latrice Murphy's layout in the August 2014 issue of Paper Craft & Scrapbooking magazine on page 59. I saw the online copy and when I saw her layout, it went in my memory to try at some point. A great way to use up all those scraps I had sitting around, too.

I love the wood grain paper paired with all the bright patterned paper.

We laughed as I took the "selfie" of us laying around.

I splattered white gesso paint around.

This little leather sticker was a fun touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

After looking at this layout this morning I decided to add some gold glitter paper banners to really finish it off. Now I feel satisfied! :)

Thanks for looking, AGAIN! LOL!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Soul Sistah Painting

I love trying new things in art. It is like an adventure and a hearty challenge. So after I saw this picture of the soul singer Ledisi, I just had to try it. Love the dark eye shadow and the head tilted. So dramatic!

When I first tried adding the blue eye shadow to my painting it looked cool to me. But when I had my hubby look at it he nicely told me the blue I did made her eyes look hollow! LOL! So I went back and added a lighter blue and that did it!

So here are some pictures showing the progression of my version of Ledisi.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More Mixed Media Paintings

Happy Thursday! I have been drawing and painting still and learning so much. Last art I shared focused on darker skin tones  so this time I wanted to try lighter ones. I was mixing away those colors. Some trial and error before I found natural looking tones.

Take a look! Which one do you like?

This was my first one. I love the white flakes I added.

She looks nice and tan.

I was inspired to create this one from Donna Downey art on her website. Love the wild, free hair.

I wanted to try a face with glasses and love it. Here hair came out great, too.

I love the bubbles. I added a little blue to them to add dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!