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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NEW Art Show Video

Happy New Years to you all and hope 2015 is going great for you so far. Here is my NEW virtual art show video. I hope you can stop by and check it out.

Kelly's 3rd Art Video

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas One And All

Merry Christmas to all of you. I love this lady that I painted in celebration of the special day. I hope she makes you smile and feel the spirit of the season. Hope you all have a fantastic time!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blue Skies Are Ahead Painting

 Happy December! My art mojo has been on vacation for several weeks. But before it slowed down I did a few really fun paintings. There is a mixed media artist named Mystele. I have admired her style and wanted to try my hand at it. I love the bright colors and layers of paint she uses.

Take a look at "Encouraging Friends." The stamp says "Blue skies are ahead." This picture reminds me of the power of friends and the loving support they give. Enjoy!

I made the first girl on the far left and it felt so good I had to create three more. LOL!

Don't you love the hot pink hair? As you can see, I do! :)

I love the hot air balloon stamp too. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Stay Gallery

Most of you know me as a scrapbooker and greeting card creator. And over the last few years, I have included art to my list of passions. As a growing young artist, it is great to see our city of Downey has a growing art community. Just this year, Ron and I has gone to concerts in the park, food festivals, art shows, and music festivals all organized by our city or local groups.

Earlier this month, we visited the  Stay Gallery for their opening exhibit called "For The Love Of EARTH" featuring artist Ricky Ostendi. They had a great turn out to see his fantastic art show.

We even went back on a last Saturday to enjoy it all again. While we were there we met staff member Aldo and co-founder and creative director Gabriel who told us the history of this gallery and some of their future plans. They are doing some great things here in the city to help create a thriving art community.

Now here are few pictures of our time there.

I just loved all the dramatic faces!

These painting were done on sheets of music.

This painting was on a surf board.

Of course, I was inspired to try his edgy style for fun. Seeing his used of black gave me permission to use it to express my edgy emotions. But of course I had to add a flower to soften my faces up. LOL!

Loved using some of my stash of paper flowers. I colored them with my water color crayons.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed our visit to the Stay Gallery.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer Art Video Highlight- Stencil Art

Thanks to all of you that stop by and saw my Summer Art Show video! I was really excited to share it and glad to hear all the positive response. Awesome! For those of you that missed it, check it out here. 2014 Summer Art Show

One of my favorite parts of the video was the stencil art girls.

So here is a look at how I created them.

Get an image you like from a magazine or online. Then trace image on a clear plastic sheet and cut it out.

Now the fun part! Just go crazy using your fingers, paint brush or whatever to make a big paint mess.

Lay down your stencil and use dark paint to go around the image. I used a make-up wedge and dabbed the paint on.

Remove the stencil and look at the magic! I used my wedge sponge to finish coloring the dark blue over all the background.

Then outline with white or black pen, add the hair and that's it!

I hope you get to try this if you haven't already. So fun! Also, I used that same image to make this next painting.

I traced her on white cardstock, painted her brown, cut out her dress from patterned paper and added a paper flower I colored.

So that is how I did that! Thanks for visiting and happy crafting to ya!

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Summer Art Show

Now that Summer is over I am so happy to announce my 2nd virtual ART SHOW! It is a collection of my work from the last few months. It was so  fun creating this video and the music is just perfect happy music.

So stop by and enjoy the show!

CLICK HERE >>>  Kelly's Summer 2014 Art Show

Saturday, August 23, 2014

My 4th Blog-Anniversary

Is it blogaversary??? LOL! Well, today I am celebrating my wonderful home, Inspired Me. Over these four years, I have loved sharing my life and creations with you. When, I first started I was so excited. My first post was about art and so neat to see after all these years I am still painting along with other artsy things.   Here is my 1st post

I have shared cards, drawings, paintings, personal moments and even floral arrangements. When Ron and I started our business, K. Simone Designs, I shared that marvelous adventure here. You all have been apart of so many of these times in my life cheering me along and I thank you.

I hope something here has inspired you and I plan to continue doing just that.  Cheers to you all!