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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Art Experiments

Since I have just heard about Artists Trading Coins, and after watching a few YouTube presentations on how to make them, I just had to give it a try.  I haven't quite refined the finishing process, but here are some of my first efforts:

Then I made some Art Tidbits:

An Artists Trading Card: 

And some 2+1/2" squares:

It was a very fun day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

And Some More Lilies... Love 'Em!!!

A walk about the yard prompted me 
to grab my camera, again.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Some Green Art

I tried to limit myself to just using the color GREEN.  
There appears to be yellow in some of these, 
but it really was a yellow-green.  Really!
Combed Gelli Print background, tissue paper strips, Washi tape, skeleton leaf


Okay, yes, there is blue in the postage stamp, 
but the shiny circles were painted 
with dark bluish green.

I can't bear to cover up these
imagination-stirring designs...

Path through the woods to small pond... 

Mountain?  Iceberg?

Waterfall foreground, trees on river shore background

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Lilies in Bloom!

I am so delighted to see that these 
large, showy flowers have multiplied 
since last year:

and some Foxglove...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Late June Post Card Art

Acrylic Paint Scratching

Acrylic Paint Smoosh Background
Alcohol Inks on Photo Paper

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

An Attempt At Straw-Blown Art & Strawberries- Update

This turned out to be more difficult than I had thought it would be, perhaps because I used acrylic pants on a textured card stock background.  The paint didn't want to move!  When I tried thinning it down with water it was then too runny.  I'm wondering if ink might work better, and on a different type of paper.  Time will tell...

But now, it's the tail end of strawberry picking season and I have to see whether there are any berries left to pick.  After several years of not putting up preserves.  I hope I still remember how!

This bowl is 3" across at the top... 

In less than two hours I picked nine heaping quart baskets full of strawberries.  Later, I put up two batches and a double batch of strawberry jam.  mmmmmm  It helped that it was a cool, breezy, low-humidity day.