May 31, 2011

“Big” Abstract

Because I don’t have enough on my plate, this weekend I signed up for the 21 Secrets online class and spent most of Sunday watching videos.  Then after watching Connie Hozvicka Abstract Adventure videos I tried one of the projects. 

Unfortunately I had to cheat a bit.  Her demo called for large paper, meaning 22” x 30” or larger, (thus the name “Big”).  The largest paper I had was 11” x 15” but rather than not do the excercise, I used what I had and came up with:


It’s similar to what I have done before but I enjoyed it anyway. I think I may use it as a journal cover.

Next time I’ll show you the second painting from that “Secret.” It’s almost done.

May 29, 2011

I Was Chasing Spring


It’s my first journal page in quite a while. It was inspired by the weather here in New Mexico.  It’s been an odd year so far (to me).  I do believe we have gone from Winter right into Summer, skipping Spring altogether. We have been going back and forth between hot weather and cold.  Just when you think you’re going to have a good day, the temperature turns cold and very windy. 40 miles per hour gusts type of windy.  Blah!

What the heck happened to Spring?  We had snow on May 1st; it was rainy and windy and in the low 60’s up until two weeks ago, then the last few days have been windy and in upper 80’s and low 90’s. I need just a few weeks of 70 degree, windless days to get over my restlessness.  Is that too much to ask?  Yes, apparently, it is.  


May 24, 2011

Just Playin’






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