Friday, May 9, 2014

Altered Clips

Been playing around with altering various types of clips.   These are two mouse traps that I altered, and the Bat Cat is an oversized cloths pin.   Just playing around and having fun. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Progression Of A Peacock

It's been ages since I've made any art using hand torn papers, so when my dear daughter asked me to make a peacock for the living room, I thought why not, torn paper would be fun.
I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.   Even better in person. 
Outlined sketch on canvas and paper selection.
Back feathers first.

Head and Neck coming along.
Close up of the head.

Completed and on the wall.

Closer image of details.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Playing With Abstracts

Yet another work in progress.  Sometimes I have to ask myself, "Am I ever truly finished with an abstract?"  I've recently been playing around with abstracts again, and occasionally have to take long breaks from the painting to prevent mucking it up. Patience has never been a strength of mine, but I am learning through this process of experimentation, that I need to take a break for a while to "feel" where the painting is going next - if at all.  Often it is during this rest period away from the painting, that I will determine if it is finished.  It may take days or weeks of glancing at a painting at random times to determine if I want to add something else, or leave it be.

Here are a couple examples of what I mean.

The first layers of a mixed media abstract.
The second layers of colors worked on weeks later.
Still deciding if, what, & where I want to work next with this piece. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Latest Work In Progress

Latest Mixed Media piece on Gallery wrapped canvas.
Blue Ringed Octopus
36" X 48"

Not finished yet, but this is what 25+ hours of work looks like thus far.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Voodoo Dolls ~ It must be getting closer to Halloween

I have really been into making assemblage art dolls & fabric art dolls lately.   Thought I would share these Voodoo Dolls I recently finished for Halloween.   Getting in the Halloween spirit a little early I suppose.

Voodoo Princess ~ Assemblage Art Doll
Mr. Skelington ~ Fabric Voodoo Doll

Little Miss Voodoo ~ Assemblage Art Doll
Stop by again soon to see my completed group assemblage "Time Traveler" Art doll!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Fish - Somebody stop me!!! ha ha

"Steampunk Fish"

So I seem to really be enjoying this size and shape, because I have done little other art besides drawing different designs on fish.  Here are a few more I finished today.  Please excuse the bad photo of Ol' Blue Eye.  Camera was being temperamental today.  The Seahorse and Steampunk fish were created using Copic Sketch markers, Prisma colored pencil, graphite, and India ink in my rapidograph pens.   Ol' Blue Eye was created using watercolor pencils, prisma colored pencil and graphite.
"Ol' Blue Eye"

"Seahorse Fish"

Monday, March 19, 2012


Well it's official, I've gone completely bonkers for painting fish! It all started with a mixed media fish art exchange, and I can't seem to stop. I've been having a blast with the challenge of the fish shape. These are all 8 inches long and created on illustration board. Watercolor, colored pencil, copic sketch markers, inda ink, grahite, and white poster paint. Man these are fun to make! Hope you like them as much as I do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ATC!! ATC!!! ATC!!! ADDICT!!!!

I know I've been away for a bit, but not because I was doing nothing. Lately I have been hosting and joining a few ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swaps, and haven't gotten around to posting anything to the blog. So here is some "Eye Candy" of some recent ATC's I've done.

I recently hosted a FREE R-I-D-E ATC swap. The RIDE stands for Rubber Stamps, Image Transfer, Doodle, & Ephemera. The requirements of the swap were to incorporate all 4 techniques into one card. It was meant to be a challenge.

"Mystery Writer"
"Where Ideas Become Art"
Mrs. Gills shown here, was an ATC I did for the imfamous AnnD's ATC That Girl Ain't Right Swap. Mrs. Gills should have listened to her mother when she told her, "If you keep making that face it's going to stay that way forever!"
"Mrs. Gills"
This Cute little Owl was a PIF ATC for my Friend Julie. She requested one of my whimsy owls.
These last two ATC's I did for a Mermaids & Friends Swap at I can particularly relate to the bottom more Rubenesque one. ;)
"Prom Date"

"Swim Lessons with Sardines"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My kind of Zettiology ATC's!

"Baby Alice"

2.5" X 3.5" ATC

I am finally getting back into my ATC (Artist Trading Card) making and it feels GOOOOOOD!!

These are a few I just finished for a Zetti ATC Swap at

"Best Buddies"

2.5" X 3.5" ATC

"Baby Face"

2.5" X 3.5" ATC

"I Don't Know Why She Swallowed The Bird. How Absurd!"
2.5" X 3.5" ATC