Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Altered Roses

A bit of tweaked photography to share. 

These roses were found in the Western Washington University Rose garden a few weeks ago. Their beauty inspired me... and may become an abstract painting in the near future. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It's Pumpkin Time!

To clarify... the pumpkin FLAVORED everything this time of year isn't what I mean. Now, I DO love a good pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie, but pumpkin coffee, tortilla chips, oatmeal or yogurt? Gah.

What I really love to see are the variety of pumpkins on display.  This is the Cinderella style pumpkin display at our local Garden Spot Nursery.  They always have fun decorative arrangements of whatever is in season.

My favorite pumpkin is the little Sugar/Pie Pumpkins. Smaller IS better, after all.  :) They weren't there when we visited last week, however will be in sometime soon. I use my little sugar pumpkin for display through Halloween up to Thanksgiving, and then it is frequently used for pumpkin pie.

Now that's what pumpkin is meant to do... ;)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Angel - Random Act of Kindness

Angel of Love

Made for a friend of a friend who is stage 4 ovarian cancer. 

Angel of Love is cut out of chipboard covered with a gelli-plate monoprint in blues and purples, with gold tone charms, inks, gel pen, stickles and butterfly wings. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016


“Those who dream by day 
are cognizant of many things
 which escape those
 who dream only by night.” 
Edgar Allen Poe

Photo of brick in red square at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Autumn and other Leaves

I'm participating in a Leaf swap hosted by Nanner on, and am having fun playing around with the watercolor layered backgrounds. These all use a base of watercolor wash, and then layers of stencil shapes also with watercolor.  Here's where I am with four of the leaves - these are all around 6-1/2 inches long and are 140# watercolor paper.

For the one green leaf with tree, I used a tree outline stencil and walnut ink spray. I kinda like it, but need to work it over a bit. I think a bird will end up in there somewhere. I'm debating how to edge all the leaves with color without making a mess and/or ruining it. :) 

This is a background using Twinkling H20's - which may also become a leaf, or perhaps it will be something else entirely. We'll see! 

Sharing with Paint Party Friday

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Watercolor collage

Several weeks ago, Wendy at Stampadoodle did a demo on watercolor collage. I've been playing around with the technique since... and thought I'd share a couple of artist trading cards I've created. These use watercolors and stencils, with some sketching.  Mushrooms!

This one is in process - I need to add the sketch details. 

These all started from this master sheet, which I cut into the ATC backgrounds. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Full Moon rising

While I haven't been doing a lot of mixed media of late, I HAVE been doing quite a bit of photography. Feeding my creativity by painting with a camera.   Here are two photos of the moon the past couple of nights...  

Full moon rising behind treeline
August 18, 2016

Almost full moon
August 17, 2016


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