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June 29, 2018

Happy Paint Party Friday and Happy Canada Day!

Good afternoon on this lovely, warm, sunny
Paint Party Friday!
Thank you as always Kristin and EVA for another fun-filled,
worldwide, creative Blog Hop!
Haven't a clue what this is about?
Click HERE.

I just realized my Blog needs a complete makeover.
Dark and rainy is not too happy or uplifting.
Hopefully there will be something bright and cheery
with all my Social Media Accounts listed
by next Friday. Oh Deja Vu!
Wish me luck or please send inspirational thoughts.

On the last post there was a paper grocery sack with drawings,
cut out drawings from the bag, a collage of brown paper 
covering an 8"x8" wrapped canvas AND
a couple layouts for consideration.
Thank you to all who gave their preference.

After a couple unsuccessful tries, 
a Southwestern piece was completed:

A couple friends asked if there were bows on top of the cactus?
No, not bows, it is suppose to be little cacti flowers.
I thought about making them a different color or more flower-like
looking...no, it stayed as is.
It's hard to see in this picture however there is a lot of 
layers and depth. I like it. This was so fun
and a great project for anyone of any age. Easy-peasy creating.
At least my muse has returned and creation is flowing.

Next I found a watercolor painting from a few weeks back.
I got stuck and put it into the re-do pile.
It is now a got-done piece that justs says
"Happy", so that is the name of this one!

Another watercolor and ink. Seems like a pink/purple flower theme lately:

And my current WIP sitting on the painting table,
with more pinks and purples:

I think both need some ink for definition and pop!
The one on the left will be framed and the thin piece on the right
will be a bookmark. I like the idea of offering framed paintings
with matching bookmarks. What do you think?

I had so much fun blending the three watercolors 
used for this piece. 

That is it for me this week!
I sure did post late. I will probably be visiting everyone
over the weekend.

Have a Wonderful Week and to my Canadian friends,
Happy Canada Day Sunday!
Hugz, Rasz

June 15, 2018

Happy Paint Party Friday and Daddy Day!

First, thank you Kristen and Eva for hosting another
Paint Party Friday. The best blog hop ever!
Go HERE for more info. 

Second, Happy Daddy Day this weekend to all of you 
GREAT dads, and also all of you who are filling
the shoes of an absent Dad!

Third, an art story I am sure you can identify with.
At least I hope so because I do not want to feel alone.

I was not very creative this week.
Actually barely creative is how my week went.
And it went by soooo fast, the week that is.
Looking back I have no idea what I did.

To the story:
I got an itch to get out my messy making stash
and create some mixed media.
Got canvases prepped, covered my art area AND
a couple of TV trays AND part of the kitchen table 
in all kinds of stash of mixed media ideas.
Papers, lace, stencils, acrylic paints, gel mediums and energy.
I was good to go, I thought.

Then I stared at it all...and lost all inspiration.
Nothing...no ideas...no desire...UGH!
So I looked at this mess strung out all over
for the entire week UNTIL

I got a paper bag from the local grocery store.
Here if you do not bring your own bags to the store with you,
you can purchase a brown paper bag for 5 cents.
It turned out to be a GREAT purchase.

This brown paper bag gave me all the inspiration I needed to create.
Who would of thought that all the artsy stash in the house
had given no inspiration, but a grocery bag would do the trick!
It reminded me of how toddlers would rather play with the box 
a toy comes in over the toy itself.

Here are the pics of what I did so far.
After blogging I plan on finishing it today.


The background on the bottom pic is the finished background so far.
I need to add a little washed out color to the pieces still and collage
them on top of the background.

This is where I need your help!
Which design do you like better.
The top or bottom layout?

Share your uninspired time or an inspirational time.
I would love to read it!

Enjoy PPF, Daddys Day,
and Every Day!

Hugz, Rasz

June 08, 2018

It's a Beautiful Day for Paint Party Friday!

Happy Paint Party Friday!
I am feeling so much better this week.
Thank you to everyone for the well wishes,
it really means so much to me.

I was amazed to see I was featured today at the Party!
This just makes today so special for me.
Thank you to the wonderful Hostesses
for keeping this weekly party going!
Click HERE to learn more and join in.

This last week had me spending a lot of time resting.
One fun thing I did to rest was doodle.
Doodling is so much fun and very relaxing.
It's been way to long since I have done any.

I used a watercolor background which did not show up too well.
Do you see a face in there?

I did a couple small watercolor and ink pieces that I framed.

and a little whimsical

Which style do you like best?

Have a FANTASTIC PPF and a WONDERFUL weekend!

Hugz, Rasz