Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso

Painting Class

My first session of a painting class I signed up for along with my grandfather and aunt begins tonight. I expect there to be demonstrations on the various media we can choose from, and then I will decide what I will use. Right now I am leaning towards watercolor or acrylic. I will post the results here, of course! Sorry for the long delay in posting. I have been practicing my calligraphy, and I have more mixed media projects I need to take photos of and post. Stay tuned!

Henrietta Hippo

I made this with watercolor pencils, sharpie, and mixed media collage. I finished it with mod podge. I gave this to my Aunt as a “Get Well” present.

I set this up last night in the basement– still a work in progress, but I wanted to share.

The space is delineated by my artist table on one side and my desk on the other, and the crates of books along the backside. There is room for the cats to play too, so hopefully they don’t play with my pens and papers instead!

This is my artist table where I do my calligraphy. The plastic drawers on the right are where I keep my tools and supplies. The books on the left are for inspiration.

Here is a close-up of some of the calligraphy projects I’ve done.

Happy Birthday Mom!

This is the present I gave to my Mom today. I have been working on the project for about a week. First, I glued the photo and buttons and stickers on, then I did  5 coats of Mod Podge, letting it dry between each one. After that, I used 400 Wet Sandpaper and fine grade steel wool to smooth it out. Then I did 3 coats of the Mod Podge acrylic finishing spray.

Here are some pages of my travel journal from my trip to Bulgaria in the Summer of 2008.

Here are some pages from my travel journal when I went to Trinidad & Tobago in Summer 2007:

This is a belief statement I made for myself. I started with the penciled spiral, then I used watercolor pencils to fill it in. I went over this with a wet paint brush. Once that was dried, I inked my words in rollerball ink.