Thursday, February 20, 2014

Frozen Expanse, Subtle Signs of Life

These photos are from the lakefront yesterday. Today we have light rain and snow is trying to melt, but it has a long way to go yet. The page used a template from this month's copycat challenge.

Designer Credits:
-template: Copycat Challenge by Timounette based on Paddling by Ann06 
-background, gesso, stamp, bead: Nevermind by Studio 68
-edge: Surround It - 1 by Merkeley Designs
fonts: James Fajardo, Lithograph

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Surviving February

Today was warmer, but it will take a lot to really reduce the snow and make winter fade. Here are two weeks of February as they were for me.

Designer Credits:
-papers, emphera, word art, button, paint: Nevermind by Studio 68
-border: WoodShop MapPrints Paperie No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
-transfer, frame: ArtPlay Palette Radiant by Anna Aspnes
-stitched frames: FotoInspired Stitched Frames No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
-string: ArtPlay Palette Natural Instinct by Anna Aspnes
-thin frame: FineEdge Frames No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
-swirl: Scribble It by Merkeley Designs
fonts: Capture it, Lithograph, Palette, Courtney Dorkling, Blue Highway

Designer Credits:
-gesso: Nevermind by Studio 68
-frame, rectangle brush, banner: ArtPlay Palette Radiant by Anna Aspnes
-white paper, gesso: Miss Niki by Maya de Groot
-border paper, paint, heart: They Call It Love by Re Kneipp
fonts: Lithograph, Versu, Courtney Dorkling, Blue Highway

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Valentine

Another challenge this month was a color one requiring some use of red. I tried something a little different that became a Valentine for my sweetie.

Design Credits:
All from the Oscraps Collab It's A Wonderful Life

For part of my inspiration see Adryane's "this and that"

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fun With J. M. W. Turner's Painting

This month there is an art journaling challenge to alter a work of art. You might like to check it out here. I chose to go with a watercolor painting by Turner. This was a fun way to portray an idea and experience from my school days.

Designer Credits:
painting: Lake of Zug, Early Morning, 1843
photo: by Vélocia, Creative Commons
kit: Oscraps Collab It's A Wonderful Life
fonts: Engravers MT, Vladimir Script, Doodle, Vintage, Corbel

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The rest of January in photos

Week 3 pairs with the already posted week 2 in blues while weeks 4 and 5 appear in black and white. It has been a time of lots of weather contrasts. It's also been a time of interesting and rewarding times. Click on the images to see them larger and perhaps read about the days of January.

Design Credits:
-background: ArtsyBlendz Snow Paperie No. 2 by Anna Aspnes
-stitching: All Stitched v. 2 by Kitty Designs
-glass frame, bird, journal tag: Simply Serene by Retro Designs
-swirl: The Silver Flakes by Kitty Designs
-branch: Twiggy No. 1 BrushSet by Anna Aspnes
-paint: Terra Toni by Maya de Groot
-number tag: itty bitty dates no. 8 by Biograffiti
fonts: Mufferaw, Blue Highway, (tag: Lithograph, Erie Contour)

Design Credits:
Contrast by Maya de Groot
fonts: Courtney Dorkling, Lithograph, EwieD, Blue Highway

Design Credits:
-papers, paint, tag: Contrast by Maya de Groot
-frame, branch, splatter: Like a Bird by Maya de Groot
-button, star, swirl, paint: Winter Whites by Tracy Martin
-brush, transfer: Oscraps Collab It's A Wonderful Life
fonts: Lithograph, EwieD, Courtney Dorkling, Blue Highway

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Drawing #56 - A Night At the Grammys

Last Sunday we watched the Grammys on TV. It's where we learn about new music performers and what's popular each year. In the following week I began using my new drafting desk in the new space in my studio. What a joy that is! Can you believe I'm up on the third floor with no clock, TV, phone, or computer? Perfect. The result is on a small watercolor block with the drawing restricted to an 8 x 10 space.

Don't forget to click on the image to see it a bit larger.