Saturday, August 4, 2012

From Caterpillar to Chrysalis

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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Gentle Geisha

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Art Friday at the DIA

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So you all remember the "Art Abandonment group" and the plea I made to fellow Detroiters about voting "YES" for the County Art Authority on August 7th right?

Well tomorrow my friend Karen and I are making a trek to downtown Detroit to the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts to meet some other artists from the Skidmore Studio to rally the vote by hiding free art for unsuspecting innocent victims (I mean passers-by) to find around the city. The above pieces are the 3 I will be hiding tomorrow somewhere in Detroit. (I am making a 4th but it may not be finished in time.)  If you are lucky enough to live in the area there will be a photo posted on the Facebook page to give a clue to each of their whereabouts so that you may join the scavenger hunt and possibly take home one of these or maybe any of 30 pieces by other artists. (Click here to be taken to the FB page.)

Good luck everyone and I hope that they receive a good home from one of my peeps!!! (There are over  650 of you following me so odds are that some are from Michigan.)

Hand Colored Beauties

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I didn't color these but I love the colors that were used in doing so.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Eclectic Geometric


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These are another set of pages for the Artistic Evolution Journal group that I belong to and the pages are for Lillian Mederak. I did something completely different this time by doing a pure "watercolor" kind of painting. There are no other types of mediums used other then the faux glimmer mists that I mixed myself using Tim Holtz Distress re-inkers, some mica powder and water.

I took some masking paper that is basically like a roll of 6" wide paper with the kind of adhesive on it that is on Sticky Notes.  I took the 4 shapes and colors from the previous pages and used my vast collection of punches to punch circles, triangles, diamonds and squares from the masking paper. Once I placed them down in an arrangement that I liked I sprayed the aqua mist over both pages.

Once I removed the masked shapes I painted in each one by hand using the other colors I mixed. To achieve the lighter "ghost" shapes in each one I took a clean brush filled only with water and made the shapes within each one. Once it set for a few minutes I blotted the water up with a paper towel which took some of the color with it to leave a lighter image.

I'm Mostly Blue

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Few Frames

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WHEW!!! These were tough ones to make into frames. My fingers gave out after a while so that is why there is only 3 today.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Reliable Seeds

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 With some clever Photoshopping the lettering could be removed for some beautiful frames.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Here Kitty, Kitty!

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Sorry this is late today. I am having issues with kidney stones yet again and it is difficult to sit in my computer chair for very long. Needless to say there will be no Sunday Digital Download today. (Sorry!)