June 23, 2017


Painting of girl with shield

This week I am sharing a painting and a couple of journal pages based on lessons from TAOS (The Art of Sisterhood - an online class from Kara Bullock Art.)

This painting is large for me - 18 x 22 with an "icon" type look/folk art feel.  As usual, I went my own way rather than trying to copy what the teacher did in the lesson. But it was a great lesson by Lauren Rudolph.

Next up is a journal page.  This was based on a lesson from Tiare Smith.  Lots of writing in the layers - a great art journaling technique.

And last but not least is a journal page from a lesson by the lovely Jackie Barragan. About love and forgiveness.  Lots of fun layers of collage and paint and writing in this one.

Sometimes art journaling is about making a pretty piece. Sometimes it's more about the process and thoughts behind it.

Well that pretty much covers my art week. I'd love to see what you have been working on!


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June 16, 2017

Redheaded Girl in Flowers

Painting of redheaded girl among red flowers.

Sharing this redhead today. I have been exploring painting flowers along with faces and completed this canvas a few weeks ago. Took me some time to get it photographed and edited for the blog. Redheads have turned up on my canvases several times lately (like in this painting). Not sure where that's coming from but I'm going with it!

Still working on faces/skin tones etc. So much to learn.  ;)

Hope your week included some time for creativity! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you have created this week.


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June 9, 2017

Mixed Media Painting

mixed media painting sugarplumpatchwork.com

This week I am sharing this painting I did in a lesson by Deanna-Strachan-Wilson in the class The Art Of Sisterhood. It was a great lesson about painting a story from your life and I love her mixed media approach to creating a painting.

There is really something therapeutic (and so much fun!) about creating in mixed media and using an intuitive approach. I started with heavy watercolor paper and included acrylics, collage, pencil, colored pencil. I scraped and brushed and rubbed paint in with my fingers. Very therapeutic and tons of fun! This painting is about 12 x 16.

Thanks for reading and commenting! I hope you are having a creative week.  :)

I'd love to see what you have been up to.


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