Sunday, June 25, 2006

Finding Inspiration

My friend Dene's husband painted the first picture. It was so beautiful and caught my eye immediately. I just had to take a picture of it and see if Dene would mind if I tried to paint my version of this lovely girl. So, I did! Here is my version! Only I did not paint it really. I used Prisma Colored Pencils, some gel pens and some acrylic (burnt umber-color wash) to make the wall look a little darker. Well, mine looks like a totally different girl wearing a totally different suit in a totally different room! Heehee! Maybe they are sisters or something! It was a fun experiment! Thanks Dene!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Purses and Handbags

Can you believe I have not posted here for so long? Even so, I have been busy! I have been working my Mary Kay business, doing some art occasionally, and I just started a new job. So, I have been quite busy! But, recently, I was able to work on these new handbags and I could not wait to share them with you. I am making them for a new friend who ordered them along with several other things. A blessing for sure! Extra cash is always nice, but I don't just do it for the money...I love doing this stuff. Here are the few I have completed...more on the way.

All is going well, I have made a few greeting cards this week. I have not worked in my journals much...need to get back to it. Hope you are all having a fabulous summer. Hey, email me if you want to try the Mary Kay Cosmetics Time Wise "facial in a bag" and I will mail it to you. So far, everyone that has tried it has wanted some of it. It is great stuff!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Egyptian Queen

Yesterday I purchased some Prisma Colored pencils. I love them because of the boldness of their color and the ease of blending with your fingers. I just love the colors! I created this little Egyptian Princess/Queen with the pencils. I used water soluble oil pastels to create the background. I used gold leaf to create her jewels. Instead of my normal water color paper, I purchased some Strathmore Bristol Smooth which is supposed to be good for pencil, pen and ink. I liked the smoothness of the paper. It made it easier on my pencils. However, if you like the textured look, the watercolor paper does help that.