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Growing in Art–Part Two


Hello again  and Happy Easter!

This piece seems like a fitting way to start.  I was in a state of joy when I created it, in a place of geographic joy, and a with people who bring me joy!

Used lots of found and upcycled items in the construction–scrap wood, muffin papers, sari ribbon, and circuit board remnants.


Another piece on canvas panel.  Experiments with dripping Izinks ink, acrylic paints, stencils, ink pens, foam letters on corrugated cardboard colored with Shiva Paint Sticks, also used heated molded plastic, and Pico embellishers.  I am learning more about water soluble vs. non-water soluble as evidenced by smearing of some of my details.


I still like to upcycle certain used clothing tags and here is a batch I did at Christmastime.  It is a good way to use up all those little bits and bobs I have leftover from other projects.


Because who doesn’t love a pic of art supplies??!!


A sweet and swirly Valentine!


My latest on a canvas panel.  Mounted on an upcycled backing from a frameless glass frame.  I used modeling paste, a Patti Tolley Parrish stencil, Silks acrylic glaze, glass bead gel, Shiva Paint Stiks, a frame I filled with resin (and a worry doll), heat moldable plastic, a fortune from a fortune cookie, Pico embellishers, and well over a dozen layers.  At one point I was so disgusted with the whole thing that I covered 95 percent of it in black paint and then uncovered parts and continued on.  I really think that you have to hate your project at some point before you really get to something.  Or maybe that’s just moi….

In any case I wish you all a good day and I welcome all comments!



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Playing With Paper 53

Hello hello! I discovered the super fun app Paper 53 a few months ago and have been wasting time playing with it. If you haven’t given it a try you should. The free version is okay but for a few bucks you get all the tools. Here are some of my doodles…










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Art Out With Your HeART Out


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Face Fascination


Bird-Eyed Woman


I am a lifelong doodler of random shapes and patterns.  I’ve always incorporated my version of animals and words randomly throughout my doodles.  Up until about a couple of years ago, I only doodled with whatever ink pen I happened to have on me.  Most of my doodling took place in meetings, while waiting, or while I was on the phone.  Sometimes I’d doodle to entertain my kids.

I can look at one of my doodles and approximate how much time I had to kill by the size and progression of the doodle.  I kept quite a few over the years because they happened to be on ephemera that I filed away.  I never had plans for them and I never used them for anything up until a couple of years ago when I made a big life decision and took early retirement from my job.  Suddenly I had time to be creative for more than a squeezed in hour or two at a time.  

I discovered Copic Markers and began doodling on purpose.  I did lots and lots of my “normal” doodling but I started coloring them in using bright and vibrant color!  For some reason I started placing a hidden blue eye in every doodle.  I’m sure a psychiatrist would undoubtedly have a heyday with that fact but in my mind it was something fun to do.  I used to love the hidden pictures in Highlights magazine when I was a kid so this is my version of that.  The first face I drew was a take-off from the hidden blue eye idea.

Blue-Eyed Roses


I am also a fan of symmetry so that happens quite a bit in my doodles.  After the first face doodle it was GAME ON and I did more including the Bird-Eyed Woman at the beginning of this post.  Here are a couple of others.

I went to Egypt in 2010 and I think I was still channeling Cleopatra.



Cleopatra Blue



Garden Girl

I did the Purple-Haired Girl first and then gave her something to look at.


You gotta love a good garden right?  TFL!

Art Out With Your HeART Out!  


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