Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mother Bird

Mother Bird is another page for my Art Journaling workshop 21 Secrets Spring

Mother Bird
This page is the result of my workshop with Sheri Ponzi.....My Magic Paintbrush.

Sheri does guided meditations.  I was very skeptical at first but also intrigued.  So I watched her videos, did the meditations with her and I have to say I am now her # 1 FAN.  I thought it was awesome.  Magical, spiritual and like nothing I had ever done before.   I highly advise anyone to try it.  If you go to Dirty Footprints Studio you can find a conversation Connie S. has with Sheri and links to her website, etc.

The page

This page has multiple layers that can't be seen.  It's hard for me to's very personal.  And I don't want to give away workshop details.  So lets just say for me it symbolizes Mother Love, Messages, Wisdom, Release and Fulfillment.  It's kinda wild looking but......I can relate to it.  And that's really what it's all about.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No Boundaries

Here is the page I did for Roxanne Coble's workshop in 21 Secrets - Spring It's actually one page of a two page spread.  The whole thing wouldn't fit on my scanner.  I enjoyed this workshop and plan on doing a few more pages like this.  I like to take what I learn in a workshop and put my own spin on it.  I did that by making a copy of a face I'd painted a while ago.  I tore the copy up and used only part of it.  It's nearly impossible for me to do any artwork without a face.  LOL

Saturday, April 4, 2015


I'm starting to get into the art journaling workshop 21 Secrets.  I'm doing most of my pages on 9 x 12 inch 140lb watercolor paper.  I decided to work a bit bigger when possible. 

I decided to do the Personal Tarot Card Icons workshop first.  It was really calling to me!  I've always been interested in Tarot.  Anyway doing the workshop I discovered that my Birth card is Justice and the High Priestess.  Cool!!!!  Justice is fitting for me.  I've always had a pet peeve when I feel something is unfair.  I get all worked up about it. 

This piece is a mix of collage and painting.  The face is a face I drew a while back.  Some of you may recognize it.  I feel like I know this girl and I use her face over and over again. 

I know I will be making another Tarot Card Icon soon! 


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Madonna Bee and Botanical

A friend recently put two bee hives in our back yard.  Madonna Bee is in celebration of that!  I think it's way cool to have Bee Hives!  She was done in one of my board books using all acrylic paint.  And a couple of my commercial bee stamps.

Botanical is a painting I did last night in my new Strathmore Watercolor Journal.  The journal size is 5.5 x  8.5 inches.  It's cold press 140lb watercolor paper.  I was up until 11pm finishing her and let me tell you, that is way late for me.  I usually turn in around 9 or 10pm.  Maybe I need to stay up later?  LOL.  Anyway I really love the way she turned out.  Her face has so much more dimension than some of my others.  That's something I am trying to work on.  It took me about 3 - 4 hours to paint her including the background which is a gelli printed coffee filter, acrylic paint using one of my hand carved stamps and napkin papers.

Madonna Bee


P.S. I find myself drawn to the color orange lately.  I mix it using Americana Antique Gold and Golden transparent Iron Oxide.  I never have been crazy about orange but it seems the older I get the more I like those bright and vibrant colors.