Archive | November, 2011

Scarpbook page / wall art

15 Nov

Photo credit: J. Gilanyi

I created this page to hang in my studio/office.  My bestie Josh and I did a photo shoot this summer and this is one of the shots that he took. It’s one of my all time favorites. I have been doing quite a few art pieces. Since my paints were out I decided to add to my page. Orange is such a bright, creative and vibrant color.  And there has to be some sort of blue-green color on my page. =)

Sharing the Love: The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11

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Adventure in creating

5 Nov




This is a commissioned piece of art that I’m working on. It’s a mixed media piece. This is as close to abstract as I get. Normally my paintings are of landscapes or people in a more two dimensional style similar to cartooning. So doing mixed media is liberating because you can break all the rules.  Like I tell my art students and my boys.  There is no right or wrong when it comes to art. I normally don’t share my work but, Samuel, my youngest son challenged me to share what I create. He is so happy that I followed his advise. =)  I am hoping to have this finished in the next two weeks and will add a few updates (hopefully).  I will defiantly add the finished piece when completed.


I had some scrap papers on my desk so I created this card. The image is from the Greeting Farm, and the little boy reminds me of my boys many years ago when they 5 yrs old. I used my Copics to color the image. I also used different modeling techniques to create texture, highlights, and shadows within a flat image.  My light source was facing the boy head on, so most of my highlights are towards the middle or close to where any curves are to give the illusion of dimension.


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1 Nov

I created this card using all Amuse studio products.  Visit my website




I used Lawn Fawn stamps to create this card along with some Lily Bee papers.

More Lawn Fawn.

And more Lawn Fawn. =)