Wednesday, February 11, 2015



art journaling














when did you last tell your story?

did anyone listen?

did anyone hear?





posting with wwyww, 







Saturday, February 7, 2015


faces this week 4-7

29 faces challenge




day 4


day 5


day 6


day 7


these were all re-dos from previously painted 

canvases or on heavy paper.  on paintings 5, 6 and 7.

i am remiss at not having taken before pictures.  

next time i will try to remember before i dig in. 

i am trying a different brush stroke and paint 

application.  i dip my brush into paint on both sides

of the brush and apply the paint quickly, trying 

not to get mud.  the canvas is pretty wet most of the time.

ok...now i'm caught up.


posting today with paint party friday






Tuesday, February 3, 2015


day 3, 29 faces





i had this unfinished canvas for a while.

it was started in a workshop led by 

teesha moore.  she was very specific in her

lessons.  the papers are from her collage sheets.







acrylic ink was added






using bamboo and found sticks






then a little black gesso 






and white stabile pen with more

stick painting.






i will probably add more later.

but for now, i will stop.








Monday, February 2, 2015



day 2,  29 faces, february 2015






i have like this as a start but could not

see where to go with it.







but with 29 face paintings to do this month,

she was in the line up.  i started with 

the background.







changed the background 

and  worked on her face.  






voila.  day 2



posting with ayala's 29 faces

Sunday, February 1, 2015



day 1, 29 faces challenge






this is a face i painted on a cradle board but 

did not like the whole composition.  i printed it

 and the face on an 8 x 8 watercolor paper

that i marbleized.  i continued to add  more 

layers of collage and paint.   she looks a little 

worried and might a bit of a smile.



i am posting my faces this month
with 29 faces.  thank you ayala.




Saturday, January 31, 2015



day 30, 30 paintings in 30 days challenge




woodland creatures, mixed media 




take a step to the right, a step to the left

you may find yourself in the woodlands 

of your mind where whimsical 

creatures greet you.  tiptoe.

you don't want to frighten them away.




a few of the african dolls i collect










Friday, January 30, 2015