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November 19, 2014

it's wednesday and that means woyww...

hosted weekly by the awesome Julia Dunnitt over at Stamping Ground!

Wednesday is the weekly day we all get together and snoop into each other's work spaces and see what all the creative people around the world are up to!
For more info or to join into the fun go HERE!

My new workspace is in the lower level of my Sissy's house.

I can set everything up and then put it all away neatly under the stairs.
I can even set up my art table and fold it down when I am done,
easy peasy!

 I was going to work on one of the backgrounds I had made recently until
I saw this painting I never finished with green sunflowers!
I have no idea how the sunflowers got painted green, what was I thinking?
It was so ugly I had put it away over a year ago and decided now was a good time to bring it back to life.

 I still have other backgrounds on standby too!

That's it for me and I am on my way to get my new glasses!


November 18, 2014

okay...time for me to stop whining...

I realize I have been a little (?) whinny about all my mixed media art being packed away and in all different places. I have had such wonderful messages from all my blogger friends that sparked that little ember in my soul into a burning fire to create regardless of what "stuff" is missing!

I have three canvases waiting and my Sissy brought home a plastic grocery bag full of colorful leaves and then across the street was another tree with some beautiful leaves that added to the collection:

Don't the yellow leaves look like wings?
And the red, skinny leaves look like butterfly bodies?
Hmmm...that might work.

I also have been bummed because I do not have my stamps.
So I used a black tray from the grocery that is used for packaging meat
to make some handmade stamps of my own.

These messy looking stamps will make some cool marks on my backgrounds.

That's it for me today.
Going to finish my coffee and get busy.
Who knows what will be created today.

I just have to thank all of you who have been encouraging and inspiring me.
You never know what a little comment on someone's blog can do for that person.
Bloggers ROCK!!!!

November 17, 2014

it's a new week with endless creative possibilities...

Last night I was in a lot of pain and couldn't seem to concentrate on TV,
that meant it was time to either go lay down OR
pull out my sketchbook and just doodle.

I opted to doodle!

Oops, I see a row of triangles that I didn't finish up in the right corner, haha!

Today I want to work on one of the canvases I posted on my Paint Party Friday post!

I think it will be this one:

Hope you have a wonderful, creative, healthy week!

November 16, 2014

just a sunday sketch...

I started this sketch today with graphite
and some messy marks.

Finishing up with colored pencil.

On my mind today was that I know everything will be okay, someday,
and I am reminded that by loving and caring family and friends.
It's just sometimes I start to wonder what the future looks like,
where will my home be?
What will my health and life be?
and where I will be in a year from now?
It can be scary and I try not to let "fear" get to me,
so I sketch...

This drawing is what came out of all my emotions today.
I seem to draw faces the more emotional I get.
What do you create with your emotions?

Have a great week!

November 14, 2014

it's paint party friday...

YAY! It's Paint Party Friday!
Unfortunately I think my muse has packed her bags and moved on.

All I have wanted to do is PAINT!
Big, messy canvas mixed media painting.
Something I haven't done for over a year, at least.

It's hard when I am moving around so much and staying at other people's houses.
I don't remember where all of my stuff is anymore.
I have paints and blank canvases and some stencils,
although I have no idea where anything else is stored.
So before the rain came, I set up everything to paint.
It was awful and I felt like I was doing something so foreign,
something that I had never done before.

I got a couple backgrounds started before the rain and my sissy let me set up my plastic table downstairs and store my art stuff under the stairway.

My big wooden art table is slid in between the folding plastic table
and the stairway.

It's a nice little spot and no one really goes down there.
I am very grateful to my sissy for giving me a place to stay
and giving me my own little spot to hopefully get back to creating.

Here are the backgrounds I did.
Out of all three, I like the smaller one on the art table the best.
I wish I had my stamps and other papers for backgrounds
but all in due time I guess.

One more thing I mad to journal on:
The ultimate, confusing, fun lines to write on:

Time for me to go feel better by visiting all the creative and wonderful people who have joined in the party this week!