Wednesday, February 10, 2016

29 Faces
February 7 - 8

Two faces this time....catching up!

February 7:


A work in progress, little girl with her bunny.

I painted this over an existing piece; 
a lot of the texture is from the previous painting.

Maybe too much texture for a sweet lil girl...
We'll see how she progresses...





And a mermaid, an ATC

February 8:




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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

29 Faces
February 6

Falling behind already! 
Been sick with allergies, sinus infection and more, never mind.

Here is day 6, only 3 to go to catch up!


She is part of an 8 x 10 painting:


She is in my Etsy shop HERE

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Friday, February 5, 2016

29 Faces
February 4 - 5







Watercolor, acrylic and colored pencil on a journal page.
I pasted down some book pages and other papers as a first layer.
A bit of it is showing through.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Day 3 . . . 29 Faces
February 3rd

More fairy tales!


Red Riding Hood and the Little Bad Wolf


The Little Bad Wolf (offspring of the Big Bad Wolf)  

needs attention and more attention...

Red Riding Hood is losing patience!


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

29 Faces is back for 2016!

It's been quite a while since I've participated in 29 Faces.

But it's a new year, it's February (goodbye January, I won't miss you),

and I'm going to make an effort to do this everyday.


I know it's Feb. 2nd already and only my first post.

But my painting has two faces, Hansel and Gretel

beholding the cottage of the wicked witch.


February 2:

Hansel and Gretel


By this time, the pair have had such astonishingly bad things happen to them that 

 they are a bit apprehensive of this yummy sugar-encrusted cottage.

I painted this for Joynal, a fabulous class taught by Jane Davenport.



I'm posting one more face for 

February 1:

Autumn Fairy


This is the cover of my Joynal journal.


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Have a happy February! I hope Spring is right around the corner

for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

Everyone else, enjoy a lovely Autumn!


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Art Journal

I'm finally finishing the cover 
of the art journal I made back in January.
I have more to do on the face...



This is how the layers progressed.
(in backwards order)





Having a great time in Jane Davenport's
Beautiful Faces workshop.

I'm using the pages 
inside this journal for the lessons.



http://www.instituteofcute.com/3-beautiful-faces-workshop/


I hope your week is going well!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A new art journal, a purple miss, and Miss Lady

It's Purple this week at Inspiration Avenue.


I made a new art journal.
(and, yes, I have twenty or so journals which are barely started...don't remind me.
SOMEDAY I will fill them all. Of course I know that 
SOMEDAY, like TOMORROW, never comes. But I keep pretending.


This is a bit different from my other journals. The cover is soft, made out of canvas.
I made it by following Effy Wild's instructions for her Book of Days project.

My canvas was larger than I needed, so I'm adding a flap for closure.



Effy's Book of Days Boot Camp (the precursor to the actual Book of Days) is FREE.
Lots of good and fun info in many videos showing how to make the journal,
ideas for decorating the cover, and lessons on art techniques.
I have not even finished all of the videos yet.

You can find the Book of Days Boot Camp HERE.
Just join up (free) and you can watch the videos online or download and keep.


This was the easiest journal I've ever made. And feels very good to use.
Much simpler to sew than the coptic stitch, although I love how that turns out too.


My assistant, Miss Lady, who thinks she is here to sit for her portrait.

“What is the meaning of this? I demand that you begin my portrait this instant!”


Very demanding, she is. You should see her when she thinks it's time to eat.

Have a great week...stop by Inspiration Avenue to see some pretty purple artwork! :-)
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