October 06, 2017

Paint party Friday and watercolors...

Happy Paint Party Friday Afternoon! 
Hope everyone is doing great.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

As I slowly get back to my art I've been trying some new things.
Above is the first watercolor painting I've done in years.
It was inspired buy a watercolor class on YouTube by
She's a great teacher and I had so much fun playing
with watercolors. 

Have a fun PPF and a wonderful weekend! 
Hugz, Rasz -

October 04, 2017

Starting the Inktober Challenge #31Witches2... a little late...

Hi everyone!
I've been gone a couple months from my blog
and so happy to be back here again.

I have some big plans for October that I will have to carry out
in baby steps.

First, I am joining in on the 
Inktober 31 Withes (2nd edition) for October.

Here is a list of prompts if you want to join in too.
There is still time if you draw small, yes?

I wanted to find how to make a little book for this Challenge.
and Shel C had just the right YouTube video:
She also included a couple inked and colored witches being created.

Next on my list is going to be re-doing this blog.
I want a whole new look with pages dedicated to art available for sale
and some of my favorite art that isn't available.

I am recovering from a cervical epidural that left an irritated nerve in my arm,
along with mending a broken heart.
It has given me time to reflect on what my goals are for the remainder
of this year and into 2018.

I have been keeping busy posting on my FaceBook art page:
and also on my Instagram account:
Stop by, let me know what you think.
if you follow me, I will follow you back.

Have a GREAT day!

Big Hugz, Rasz

August 04, 2017

Paint Party Friday and Rasz Bagz

Happy Paint Party Friday everyone,
and THANK YOU for stopping by.
I have not been participating very often and I miss all of you!

And an EXTRA Thank you to Kristin and Eva
for keeping this going on, for about 7 1/2 years now!
You two ROCK!!!

I have been busy and very tired for a while,
and have gotten a few things done.
Here are two of the latest Rasz Tote Bagz I have made:

Both of these Rasz Tote Bagz are sewn from natural color canvas, hand painted and embellished with flowers made from leftover painted canvas fabric and a little painted lace to give it a "vintage" look.
Both are approximately 12"x13.5"x2.5" with 2 14" straps.

I was also compelled to make a large book bag for one of the sweetest young ladies I know. She saw my 8 year old, beloved tote I still use all the time and mentioned she needed a large, extra sturdy book tote. She is so sweet and helpful to everyone that I wanted to gift her something.
I created it from what I knew of her:

Isn't she the cutest? I did get her permission to post this picture.

New Rasz Art Designs tags on one of the inside pockets
(before the pocket was sewn in):

I've found that Liquitex Matte Medium works great for keeping pieces of fabric together prior to sewing them down. I love this new way instead of pinning which can make thick fabric ripple.
Always nice to learn new tricks!

That's it for me creating and painting lately.
Hoping you are having a GREAT Paint Party Friday.

Big hugz, Rasz
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