I am really fond of this version of Hollibaugh!
(See July 22)
I think it's very dynamic and yet so easy I could teach it to beginners!
Srewolf is a nice organic tangle too.
Believe it or not I am actually just about caught up and need to finish July 31 and will be on top of my calendar!
I am talking to email friends today about the "untimely" arrival of August! Hahaha. But it always seems that way. School stuff is all out at WalMart already, of course, and I am just getting really comfortable on the pier! Sigh. Stores like Ben Franklin and Michaels are moving their stock around to make room for Christmas already. Whatever happened to Halloween?
Sigh. I am still hoping for some SUMMER…as I have a ton of company coming up in August. I am okay with flannel shirts but they are hoping for swimming in the lake! Uh oh weather whining again.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Being chosen for Best of Show in any art show is just so exciting.
I was particularly delighted to get this award last night at the Manito Art Show in Manitowish Waters, WI. It is one of the most delightful shows of the season in the north woods.
The show had over 200 pieces with art in fiber, wood, sculpture, paint, encaustic, mixed media, and more. Really fun to walk through. The reception last night was catered and had live harp music as well as presentation of scholarship awards.
I also had another piece sell which was a delight as well.
The judge was Thomas Fleming, professor of Art at UW Marathon County in Wausau. He wrote a very very nice review of the painting that I thought you might enjoy reading.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
|Self stick name tag 2 x 3"|
|collage on regular size 4 x 6 note card with book mark|
|Inside of card with Gelli print stenciling|
Saturday, July 11, 2015
I have become rather fond of tangling over acrylics lately.
I use an apprentice pen for this.
The bright blue you see is acrylic paint that was painted on first.
I love that with that intensive hue, you can use charcoal for highlights similar to the Renaissance Tiles. And graphite shading works very well too. AND I am totally enjoying "ha-nuka" tangle!!! I used two versions here.
Heart line is embellished with paint from "sparkling H2O" paint. Not visible with the scan but in real life it "shimmers".
Friday, July 10, 2015
|5 x 8 journal page|
Deli paper background
Journal Prompt week # 28 is to post about a game you loved as a child. GUESS what game this is?
We just taught it to our youngest grandchildren. Ah the power of deduction!!! It's fun to see people posting about hopscotch, ball bouncing games, pinocle, and paper dolls!
I took the opportunity to practice some different printing styles…something I really would like to practice more. Strathmore has a class online in September that I think will deal with calligraphy.
I am signed up for that one!
Can't believe it's week 28 of the journal prompt commitment.
So far I haven't missed a week BUT some weeks were not very imaginative. The coordinator is in Europe on a trip but she looks at the FB group often and makes encouraging comments. Her posts are splendid!
Thursday, July 9, 2015
|Student kit for Gelli Plate workshop (see more below)|
Monday, July 6, 2015
Well how's that for "catching" up on the Tangle-A-Day? I have not been very far behind but during the holidays we have so much company that there is little time to get on the computer. So killing two birds with one stone here and doing the Diva Challenge (add color) and posting my calendars at the same time.
The black background on the 4th was acrylic paint.
And then Moon Glow gel pens for the tangle. I always think of that tangle as a "variation" on Coaster. I don't know if it has it's own name.
Favorite new ones are "Ta-Da" and "Abundies". The "Be Strong" one is my "Journal Challenge" from last week.
|Moleskin sketchbook 5 x 8" WC and ink|
When you have a house full of guests, it's hard to get to the computer! We had about 10 over the 4th of July and what wonderful weather we had for Sat and Sun here in the north woods of WI! PERFECT. Warm, windless and sunny. Absolutely no weather whining!
(POURING rain today…Monday).
The little sketch is one I did while waiting for the parade in the town of Lac du Flambeau. This was the little shop across the street from where we sat. It was a short parade (as always) with tons of emergency and fire truck vehicles! One tiny band and lots of wonderful Indian costumes. A few family floats and etc. Candy thrown out. We had a huge cook out at the cabin afterwards and Beth's amazing 4th of July dessert pictured above! How festive is THAT!
Fireworks were late and shorter than normal (10:15-11:15 pm) and our youngest grandson (8) fell asleep in the middle of them! He literally could not keep his eyes open. But he had been fishing with dad at 6 am!!! And no nap. And swimming all day!
We were all exhausted on Sunday! But it was another great day and we were down on the pier in our suits reading or swimming or canoeing or fishing. So lots of opportunity to relax and recover! Some of the company left on Sunday afternoon and the rest will take off after breakfast today. We need a break! And some time to catch up on laundry and cleaning!
But we wouldn't have had it any other way. GREAT time. Hope you all had a good 4th too.
Today is my sister's 70th birthday! Happy Birthday dear Connie! Everyone sing Happy Birthday to her!!! She is South Carolina. It is 89 and sunny there today. We will get to 70 "maybe" but will warm up again by next weekend. Hope to get into my messy studio this afternoon and do some housekeeping! Time to do laundry and a little cleaning as we are hoping to have company again next weekend!