January 18, 2018

January Girl Mixed Media Painting


January weather has been cold and snowy for a few of days, which meant a couple of days home from work. So I had a little extra time to paint. I am calling this one "January Girl."

This is definitely a mixed media piece - acrylic, charcoal, India ink, oil pastel.  I love the smudgy softness you can get with the oil pastels.  The background went through about five iterations before I ended up with this and it felt right.

I hope you have had a creative week whether it's been snowy or sunny in your part of the world.

-Laney

Linking up with Paint Party Friday.

January 5, 2018

Christmas Mouse


So even though it is January now, I'm sharing this little painting I call "Christmas Mouse." It's small about 6 x 6.  It was inspired by a pillow in a sewing book I have - Scandinavian Stitches. I painted it a few weeks before Christmas.

We liked having this little mouse on top of the TV cabinet over the Holidays.

Wishing you a creative weekend!

-Laney

December 29, 2017

Creative Year in Review 2017


Once again I was inspired to take a look at my creativity for the past year.
In January I started Let's Face It but was also painting some other things including my Princess of the Moon painting.



In February I was totally involved in Let's Face It lessons - like this one from Juna Biagioni's lesson. I also made a Valentine Glitter House.




In March I took a break from faces to paint this rooster based on a Youtube lesson from Angela Anderson. I love her videos and this was great fun!



In May I finished this Girl and Owl painting.


By June I was back to glitter houses - this time designing one based on a real house we drive by sometimes.



June also brought the Red headed Girl in Flowers painting.




Back to glitter houses for August with this Halloween Glitter House . . .


And the glitter camper.



In the Fall I took a break from blogging.  I was mostly sewing for charity during this time and getting some glitter houses ready for a local craft sale.



I resumed blogging in December and shared this painting from a Let's Face It lesson with Renata Loree.

Thanks to all of you for visiting and commenting as well as sharing your own creativity over the past year. I wish you all a Happy New Year!

-Laney






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