First I want to say a huge thank you all for your many uplifting comments! I appreciate it so much. What an awesome community this is!
This week we had a GLORIOUS bit of summer weather beg. Mon. with 75 degrees and increasing up to 85 on Wed.-heavenly!! I relished every moment I could outdoors walking, reading, etc. Needless to say not much got accomplished this week. We did get a severe thunderstorm or two later Wed. and look what happened:
I did manage to get a little art done to share. First up are two backgrounds I started in my watercolor journal:
Art Journal Freedom in which you gesso a page, paint over the dried surface then use a stencil and baby wipe or paper towel to remove some of the paint-pretty cool!
This is a 5 x 7 canvas board I used to try out another technique in Dina's book on creating "artsy birds". No step outs here-you'll have to go to Dina for that :) I've talked about this book before and shared another of the techniques in this post. Quite honestly once I finished this I thought it was one hot mess! I was going to share it anyway but you know, after I looked at it the next day I didn't think it was all that bad. I'm definitely going to practice this more as I do love birds-and if I can make them fun and not so technical-well that's just in my best interest :)
This weekend I'll be meeting up with some friends at the Heirloom Productions Stamp Convention which is being held nearby. Each year there are sadly fewer venues and not very many new things but it's still fun to see what might inspire. I'm REALLY hoping to see new Dylusions sprays and new stencils and I know I have to pick up some reinkers. I'll let you know my findings in my next post.
Enjoy the weekend wherever you are and do take some time to enjoy some of the other fab artists inspirations where I'm linking up to this week: Art Journal Everyday, Paint Party Friday, Creative Everyday, Show and Tell Saturday.
" All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life." M.C. Richards