Mermaid, after Chagall

Hi ho lovelies, In my quest to settle into regular posts, I am starting a new feature: Art In Depth.  I’ll get into the details of selected pieces of art. But first, a little trip in the Way Back Machine. All the way back to the mid-1980s, when I was in college, where I minored […]

Class Review: Tamara Laporte Art Doll Angel

Hi ho, lovely readers! Quite a while ago, I signed up for Tamara Laporte’s mini class, called Art Doll Angel. It was originally part of a series of Christmas-themed lessons led by Christy Tomlinson. Today’s post is a review of Tam’s class. If you’re interested, you can purchase this lesson from Tam’s Etsy shop. This […]

Ever After WIP

Hi ho lovlies. I had mixed feelings to take Tamara Laporte’s latest live class: Ever After Module 2. I’ve never been particularly interested in fairy tales, at least the Disney version – where women are weak and need rescuing by a man. But I couldn’t resist between the teachers and the deep dive into style development. […]

Life Book 2015 Weeks 10-13

Here are the next batch of pages. Theoretically, March. Week 10 Layers of Your Heart with Tam, featuring the lyrics to Big Audio Dynamite “Push Those Blues Away.” Week 11 Your Inner & Outer World with Jane Davenport. One of my favorite pages. Week 12 was an artist interview, which was good because I spent […]

My Summer Girl

Yeah, it’s nearly Spring, but Tam had a sale at her Etsy shop and I ordered 2 classes: Summer Girls and A Christmas Whimsy.  I started with Summer Girls and realized how much I missed the weekly Life Book Lessons.  And signed up for Life Book 2015 as soon as I finished this girl. I […]

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 […]

Radiant Faces Lesson 2 Inner Child

Lesson 2 of Radiant Faces is with Tamara Laporte. This girl is called Inner Child. I love this Blythey-ness of this style of whimsical character. Yup, another ginger. As always, I enjoyed Tam’s lesson. I have not yet worked through Effy’s versions of any of the lessons I’ve done so far. I  don’t know why,  […]