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

Archive for April, 2011

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.

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My New Studio Space

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.

Travel Journal Archives: Bulgaria

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

Travel Journal Archives: Trinidad & Tobago

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

My Credo

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.

SPO: Dance

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge: Dance

For the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, with the theme of dance, I used a picture of Mata Hari bellydancing overtop of pages from a German poetry book from the 1890s.