WIP Contemplating Girl

I liked Week 34 with Cat Geller so much, that I am making an 11×14 wrapped canvas version.  I’m using acrylics,  oil pastels,  collage, Pitt pens. I almost like her sans facial features but I won’t decide intil the current layer is dry. Stay tuned to find out if she gets a face. Edited with […]

Effy Wild’s Radiant Faces e-class starts soon!

I know, do I need to take another class? I’m on week 3 of Mermaid Circus and Week uh…39??? of Life Book 2014.  But I’m intrigued by Effy Wild’s class, Radiant Faces. I enjoyed Effy’s Life Book lesson from Week 25.  It’s an 8 week class and the line-up of teachers include, in addition to […]

Mermaid Circus Week 2 Face Review

Week 2 of Mermaid Circus is a review of basic Jane style faces and shading with markers, collage Jane style and Teesha lettering.  It’s a full week of mermie goodness. I used Copics and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for both, with a white gel pen for highlights and distress stain for hair. I tried to […]

Life Book Updates

It was about this time last year that I stumbled across Tamara Laporte’s workshops and was intrigued by her Life Book class.  As a mixed media newbie, I was intimidated by the thought of weekly lessons for an entire year. I told myself at the beginning of the class that I would do the lessons that interested […]

Background Noise

The Spring 2014 issue of Somerset Apprentice had an article entitled,  “Painting the Freedom Within”by Tracy Verdugo that has inspired several of my pieces recently. The title of the first painting of this post is “Background Noise” to express the vast amount of information we are constantly exposed to. I deliberately tried to keep the […]