Express Yourself, revisited

Hi ho, friends. I haven’t posted for a while because I am recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Recovery is going well, but it’s pretty boring.  I decided to spend my enforced rest period on revisiting some of the classes I have access to. I have an art journal and limited art supplies on hand: black […]

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Whimsical Krampus Handmaiden

My friend Marva invited me to join her upcoming Krampus themed show at Bedlam Coffee next month. Most of my pieces are altered digital photos of Marva in her awesome Krampus costume. I really wanted to include a mixed media art piece. I sketched a few whimsical Krampuses and they were OK. It wasn’t until […]

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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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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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Express Yourself Lesson 9

Laughing Girl.  I made 2 versions of laughing girl and I think this is the best version.  I spent a few days visiting mom over Mother’s Day weekend and made a few background pages in my class journal.  When I got around to this lesson, I made a collage style background, but didn’t like it for this lesson. Instead, I used one […]

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Express Yourself – Growing Up

You might not guess it from the lack of class posts, but I have nearly finished Jane Davenport’s eclass, Express Yourself.  I am currently working on Lesson 9, a laughing face. It has been a blast!  Today’s post is my 2 page spread from Week 5, Growing Up. I followed Jane’s instructions and traced the […]

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Braid Girl

I don’t have any updated Life Book or Express Yourself pages.  I’m in the middle of Week 12 with Finnabaer. My first attempt was not quite what I wanted but I liked the technique.  I started a new page and like where it’s going but is not ready for sharing just yet.  I didn’t work on Week 13 […]

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Double Exposure

I found a phone app called photo blender that, you guessed it, allows you to merge 2 photos. This was my first attempt using  2 of my gals drawn by me for Jane Davenport’s Express Yourself class, edited with Photo Blender, Pixlr-o-matic, and Aviary.  I am enjoying exploring ways to recycle my various creations. Edited […]

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Week 7 Body Basics Practice

I am on Supplies Me Week 7. Have I mentioned how much I love this class?  I have enjoyed all of the Jane Davenport eclasses. She is a bit kooky, which I like, but, more importantly, she has a terrific teaching style that gives you simple tools for drawing faces and bodies that is easy […]

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