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.


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!


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!