Friday, 22 September 2017

encaustic, mirror image

back in the grove
my friend kirsten  took an amazing photo of this tree
i love trees in my art
so i asked it i could use it in one of my painting
 a bit of tweeking in photoshop so i could use it as a transfer

below, i added some shellac and then blow torched it


i decided to make 2 paintings and gave one to kirsten for her birthday

Sunday, 20 August 2017

mixing it up!

going through my stash always inspires me
sometimes i wish i could have them all on display
just so i will be reminded to use them instead of hoarding
the other day while looking for something else
i found several containers with vintage crystals
i didn't realize i had so many
which lead me to a few bags of metal flowers, leaves and a few  pins
once i got out the wire it all came together
but some how i didn't even put a dent in my collection


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

now that's a jig!!


what a wonderful birthday gift from my friend carmi
she signed us up for classes and a make and take
taught by cindy goldrick
using  brenda schweders  amazing jig





Tuesday, 25 July 2017

what to do with a mixed bag of beads


on my last visit to the john bead outlet 
i found these mixed bags of beads for only $7.68
it didn't take long before i designed several necklaces
and have ideas for a few more,
just hope they have some left if stock 


Thursday, 6 July 2017

encaustic

it's a new day , it's a new dawn , it's a new life!
"sunrise", 12x24 encaustic on wood panel
a special painting for a special friend who is battling cancer
i know how difficult this is 
and my hope is to inspire her to brave each new day
no matter what it brings because tomorrow will get a little bit easier


last year she purchased below
"eclipse" , 12x24 encaustic on wood panel
i think they make a great pair



Friday, 30 June 2017

happy canada day, eh!

its been awhile since wanted to paint
not sure why, just busy making jewelry and working
a few times i heated up my plates and primed a few boards 
thinking something would spark 
i even painted several red 
with canada day in mind
i finally got a chance to complete one project
happy 150th canada