Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CNO: April

I constantly crave the exploration of  different artistic techniques.  Many Craft Night Out'ers love to scrapbook so I thought it would be fun to incorporate pictures and journaling into a work of art. (These days scrapbooking has taken an art world of its own anyway!)  So, this month we are going to work with 
photo transfer. 

on the left is my son (a few years ago) making the serious decision of which pumpkin to pluck.  Also transferred on to the canvas is the journal page he wrote at school.  
 
Fun!
 

Monday, April 11, 2011

housework is waiting

'not alone'
mixed media painting 

 monday studio time

must...stop...and do...

laundry

practicing anti-resistance, aka procrastination
(tomorrow i start) 
 happy day

Saturday, April 9, 2011

play day!!



it's the official holiday "Second Saturday", did you know?

this little woman will be getting her hands all painty today

 ****The studio is open until 2pm today****
(or later if i get on a roll :)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hopi Indian

Kaya was a Hopi. 

She and other girls in the tribe wore their hair in this 'fancy do' as a signal of their eligibility of courtship.   
(It kind of reminds me of Princess Leia.....)  :)

*SOLD* (thank you)
"Kaya" 
14x16 mixed media on canvas board 
happy day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Life's a CIRCUS

I love surprise studio days!  The salon is very close to my downtown painting sanctuary.  The great thing about that is when I get a last minute cancellation I can just run over there.  I am finding myself getting to paint more having the studio in such a convenient location.  The house is just far enough from town that I often find myself having to kill time around our little city waiting on the kids to finish their activities.   This is another time I have been finding myself scurrying over to get a little paint time in.  It seems like I have just enough time to get an image or two out of my noodle and onto a board or canvas.  

Another great thing about my little Arch Street Studio is that I no longer disappear into my little home studio every night the minute I return from work.  I am finding myself 'being at home when I'm home'.  Know what I mean?  

Today was one of those days.  You know, where you start out expecting to follow the schedule in front of you?  Cancellation(s) made way for a trip to Second Saturday for a little art therapy.  (Serendipity!)  One type of creative activity stepped aside for the other.


happy day!