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

Posts tagged ‘Sharpies’

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.


Sunday Postcard Art: Mothers

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the mums in the U.K.! Here is my creation for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge with the theme of MOTHERS!


Candle Collage and What are U up to Today? Wednesdays!

I know it’s quite a bit early for Christmas, but this collage didn’t start out this way. It started with some sheet music for “Pass It On,” and a pretty church from a notecard. But then four out of the other five pictures came from the December 1987 issue of Southern Living magazine, and it just fell into place. The candle is drawn with Sharpie permanent markers. The collage is on a cardboard insert from an book order.

Here is my workspace for What are U up to Today? Wednesdays:

Here is a photo of the collage adhered with YES! Paste, prior to putting on a coat of Mod Podge:

Here is the finished product:

Skate & Destroy

When I was a kid I always wanted to skateboard, but my Mom, as many Moms do, thought it was too dangerous. I started skateboarding when I was 27 years old (I’m 29 now). I’ve gotten bumps, bruises, and even stitches, but when I am in the zone, I feel like I am soaring. It is the closest I can get to the feeling of flying. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do all the fancy tricks, but I am happy just coasting along and picking up speed and feeling the wind in my hair. I made a collage in honor of this. 3-28-11

Check out my sk8 blog here (not updated much, tho, sorry)

A Cat Collage

This is a mixed media collage I made for my youngest cat, Anise. I started with a sketch I had done in my journal and encircled her with pieces cut out from a magazine and adhered with YES! Paste. I finished off with a pink permanent marker.

Here is a shot of my current workspace. I am in the process of moving, so I have to make do with what I have with me!