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 […]

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My dreams…

Aside stress dreams, my dreams are … odd. This journal spread sort of captures the random image quality of dreams. This is a page spread I have been working on for a while. It was very busy and not composed. Tonight, I grunged and brought out the parts that I like, downplayed other images. It’s […]

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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 […]

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Mermaid Circus WIP

Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore offer a live online workshop called Mermaid Circus. The 8 week class is running right now. This week 2, a review of Jane style faces. It was Jane’s Whimsical Faces video that started my mixed media art journal journey last year. I decided to focus my main effort on exploring […]

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The Adorable Maisie

This is one of my favorite photos of my 42 cm Narae, Maisie.  Dress by me from a convertible dress tutorial, scaled down for dolls. Her face-up is her original 2005 default company face-up (amazing) and pink/blonde JRock wig by Monique.

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Whimsical Shaded Gal

For the Lesson 26 of Life Book, I picked up three pencils (2B, 4B, and 6B) plus some charcoal.  When I finish my various class lessons, I fiddle with my various art journals. I thought it was a good time to go back to pencils and make a portrait in my style.  For comparison to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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