Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Postcards?

I had a blast with my spray bottle 
and postcards.

The rain was back 
off and on 
I didn't mind ignoring the weather
and playing with some bright spots!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Escape the grey...

At Bay

I may have to keep the blinds closed
to avoid the great grey spring weather
Rain is on the menu again
or yet

I choose to ignore it all ;)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Postcards from home...

morning on the columbia

fishing for supper


right out of the yard

a little farm

in Spring

Didn't go anywhere again...
more postcards from my neck of the woods.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Coming Down...

 I haven't gone anywhere lately 
at least not anywhere with a good view
so I decided to paint
a couple postcards

to make me feel like I'd been away.

I love this paper and when I found a block of postcards,
I was thrilled.

Ready for a note and address, too!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Change of Pace...

clipped from a Vermeer
by way of tribute

NO it's not a self portrait! 
(I never wear a hat)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Simpler Life

Pulled these out of the print tray

can't imagine using a hook to pull my laces and tie my shoes

Loved the quote on the other tool...."smart footwear"
wonder if it's as smart as my phone?
Can you imagine using that to button up your shoes or boots?

Have a stash of nifty little tools - like bottle openers, 
that were given out as promotional items.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Oh Yay! I painted today...

a Birthday card 

the weather was sunny and warm and I found some energy 
it was just laying around not being used


Sunday, March 4, 2012

more paper play

 Unryu paper with fibers colored with WN watercolors and some iridescent watercolors added for lights.
Attached to masa paper to give it some stability.

Cut to make an ACEO "blank"
Chinese brush with hand ground ink for the orchid. 

The color, texture and bits of iridescent color really pleased me.



Saturday, March 3, 2012

cut and paste?

 a new shredder option?

maybe this will be a good background for something else...

stuck to a solid piece of paper for a little added strength

Right now this piece is under a stack of books to help it settle down.
Will trim and try a little drawing on top.
How to take a piece that I'm unhappy with and turn it into something else...
woven with a little Zen

Not the best strata for a pen drawing - the paper kept snagging the pen at the weave joints. I added some iridescent watercolor to pop up the design.  I prefer the look of the woven paper left alone - where the effects of the watercolor on paper show.