Monday, October 31, 2011

My Art, Meet Rogene, oh and Happy Halloween!

Hello Friends!  Here's what I've been working on this week! 
A friend of mine asked if I would be willing to donate a painting for her daughters school auction to raise money for the french club.  I decided to do a french theme and since I love old fashioned ladies I did Marie Antoinette.  I drew her first, then cut her out and put her in wax.  This wax painting is addictive.


I needed a little break from wax over the weekend so I pulled out a canvas that already has some tidbits on it and started a portrait.  I never get tired of drawing faces, love it!

I also want to introduce you to Rogene Manas today.  
My friend Melinda took a class from her at Art n Soul and has nothing but wonderful things to say about it.
Rogene is offering a workshop in Eugene on November 12 that sounds fabulous! 
Visit her blog HERE.

  I feel like such a scrooge this year, we didn't even carve pumpkins.  Somethings always gotta give.
Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Come see what I've been working on!

TGIF Everybody!  
I'm letting too much time pass in between posts, sorry about that.  I'm popping in to show you what I've been working on lately.  
The first few pics are the progression of a little 5x5 painting I recently finished.  She started out looking like an  alien.  I didn't mean for her to end up with a veil.  She started out with hair but my daughter didn't like it and I really didn't either.  As I was covering over the hair with gesso it started to look like a veil so I went with it.  
I love how she turned out!  I added some yellow crackle to finish the piece.  She'll be going to my etsy shop soon!

Close up of a work in progress

Played with encaustic today for my online wax class, LOVE IT!!!

Still refining this piece  I shared in my last post.

I'm loving the online class I'm taking right now taught by my friend Judy Wise.  
You can find out more about it
I'm dreaming of one day have my very own studio where I can create all the day long!

Wishing you a Happy Weekend!

Much Love,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's a painting frenzy...

So right at this moment, my kitchen is a total disaster...I've been in inspiration mode and painting like crazy while my house is getting messier and messier.  I need to put my husband and kids to work.  It's hard to trade the paintbrush for the vacuum when I get like this.  I know there are women out there that seem to be able to do it all and still have a clean house but I'm just not one of them.  Life is short and I wanna paint.  

In progress, I was inspired to journal all over the canvas

The next set of photos is the progression of a painting I made this weekend.  She really changed a lot along the way.  I'm still not sure if she's done yet, we'll see.  

Rain has been falling so every time I come back from walking my sweet Lucy I bundle her up like a baby to dry her off.
I'm so in love with my sweet pup.

Wishing you a Happy Week and inspiration to create!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Art and SouL...Sort of

A year ago I took my very first art class with dear sweet Judy Wise.  I remember being terrified sailing into uncharted territory all by myself.  It turned out to be one of the best things I've ever done for myself.   This year the funds weren't available to take classes but I was still able to visit on vendor night to see a very special friend who was there from Seattle.  It was a thrill to bump into my friend Judy and these lovely ladies too!  So much talent, inspiration, and kindness glowing from these women.

Top Row left to right: Judy Wise, Jenny Wentworth
Bottom Row: Katie Kendrick, Dot Longmore, Stephanie Lee, & Misty Mawn♥

Judy Hugs are the BEST♥

This is my beautiful talented friend Melinda.  We shared a meal with one of her art and soul classmates named Tina Colada.  Is that a cute name or what. :)  Lots of fun!  Melinda is new to the blogging world so please visit her and make her feel welcome!  You can find her HERE
Love to you,