Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paper Quilt

I made this paper quilt by sewing strips made from my Gelli printed papers. I enlarged the image from a rubber stamp and glued it on. i then, sewed on a black paper border.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Work in Progress...done!

So, I'm done1 Took me a little longer than I thought, but, I finished it today!. Life got in the way this week! I colored in more of the zentangles with the Faber Castell big brush markers, deepen the shadows on her face and colored the background teal. I decided I did not like the background, at all,so, I cut it out and put her on a black background. I think it's much better! 


What do you think?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Work in Process #3

I have filled in some of the zentangles, colord her eyes and did more shading on her face.

Work in Process...Step 2

Well, I remembered pictures!  I really wasn't sure where I was going with this piece, so, I just started shading a little on the face...hoping she would talk to me! I used some watered down  teal paint to shade the face and add a little more color to the background.  It seems like  hair always presents problems for me.  I really struggle with it.  As I looked at all the different colors in the background, zentangles came to mind.  I penciled in a few and decided that was the way I would go. After I finished most of the zentangles, she reminded me of a warrior.

  I will name this piece for my daughter, Lisa, who last week, had her one year check-up following
a stem cell transplant.  She has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for three years...She is now cancer free!!  She is a true warrior!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Works in progress

I always seem to have so many works in progress...I counted seven and that's just projects in my journals. I'll try and post pictures as I work on them and explain my process a little.  I just get involved and forget to take photos!  But, I will do my best!  The backgrounds are painted, I thinks they were scraped on with a credit card. One of them was gessoed for the face before I drew it.  The other was not.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Be yourself!

This journal page was done for the April challenge on the Artist in Blogland challenge.  It was fast and easy!  I had a gelli print background I did a few weeks ago. I id a little stamping on the background, then,  I cut out the figure and glued her down. really like this image!  I printed out the words, glued them down and outined around them...finished!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gelli print

Just thought I'd share this. I was playing with my gelli plate today and I thought this was pretty cool!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

When a door opens...

This is another collage done, again, on a gelli print background.....I think I'm addicted! While I was working on this piece I got Jessica Sporn's stencil, Windows and Doors, in the mail. I decided to incorporate it into the piece. I didn't have much room left, but, I was able to stencil one of the doors and print out one of the quotes.