July 31, 2011

One More Day

Another page for the Traveling Art Journal.  This one belongs to: Paula K.

The theme is music lyrics

The song is One More Day by JD Fortune from the album Death of a Motivational Speaker.

One More Day by JD Fortune

The page:


The background is colored with pastels as set with a fixative.  The sun and stems and leaves are painted with acrylics. The flower is created from a book page and colored with stamping ink. I also used a charcoal pencil to outline the flower. The title is made with purchased precut letters.

One more note: I know my family is going to give me a hard time for using a song by JD. I can’t help it that I’m still the oldest teenage fan girl alive. :)

July 8, 2011

On Handsome Lutes

In my June 10th post, I mentioned that I, along with 20 others, had joined the Facebook group called Traveling Art Journal.  Here is my second page for that group.  This page will go into Ashley’s journal. I hope she likes it.


The “poem” is created from 3 little words taken from separate areas of a book page sent to me by my very good friend Aimeslee - Paper Paisleys blog.  If you have been a part of the 21 Secrets ning class, you know that 3 Little words is a “secret” class taught by Aimee from Artsyville.  So I used Aimeslee page to find 10 or so three word groups to play with. I worked with them until I came up with something I liked.  

It was serendipity that I found a vintage image of a girl clutching a lute. In fact, I didn’t realize what I had until I finished the page and looked up images of a lute. Low and behold… it’s a lute.

The background came out of a spray paint stencil negative scrap paper.  I was spraying through the stencil and when there was too much paint on the stencil, I turned it on to a scrap paper and pressed the excess paint onto it.  Well, I ended up liking the negative (excess) painted page better than the original sprayed page.  When I was done spraying, the scrap paper background was still white and a little too stark.  So I covered the spray enamels with clear gesso and let it dry.  Then used some yellow and yellow-gold watercolor on the white areas.  Finished the edges with brownish pastel. 

July 3, 2011

OMG, Has it been a year?

One year ago today this little guy made his first appearance.











Since then he’s grown so much:

At 1 month: Here’s what I think of Skype.

G sticking his tongue out

2 months - A Post it, really? Sorry G, it’s tradition.


3 months - Shssh, I’m getting my beauty sleep


4 months - I love these fish

G on Tummy 10-23-10

5 months - Tell Santa what you want

Christmas 2010 - G with Santa 1

6 Months - Yes. I eat carrots, what of it?

G eating Carrots

7 Months - Mom, don’t kiss me in front of my friends.


8 Months - Just as long as it’s not bedtime after this bath.

Bathtime1 3-5-2011

9 Months - Yes Nana, I did brush both of my teeth.

G brushing his teeth 4-15-2011

10 Months - There has to be more toys in here

G in Toy basket

11 Months - The guys say I look cool in these duds.

G looking like a hiphop dude6-7-11

12 Months - Finally, my own slice of pizza.

G eating Pizza 7-1-2011

Happy Birthday Little G !!


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