Thinking of You…

I created this piece in my studio using a SuziBlu-inspired face. After I finished painting this collage, I scanned it and then added a few textures and elements from I also used a Kim Klassen texture from her Downton II collection.

Life Book 2014 Week 12 Lesson from Finnabair

I enjoyed this week’s lesson so much I decided to create a second piece so that I could actually add it to my Life Book. My first piece was done on canvas, this one I created on 300 pound watercolor paper. I love the textural build-up of the many elements in this technique. I used a vintage image from my digital stash; I liked this woman’s expression. With the month’s theme of Connections, I felt she could represent the connection of women through the ages.

A Life Moment Captured…



Beginning phase and finished phase of my Life Book Week 12 project. I chose to use an old photo of my daughter Ami with her cousin Caty (who recently passed away). This life moment was captured at my sister-in-law Pam’s wedding. Our theme for this month is “connections” and so I thought this photo was appropriate. Plus, it is an adorable photo of the two of them!

Freebie Vintage Paper Kit

Contemplation-copyI have a small freebie vintage paper kit that I put together for Design Cuts; They have some of the best deals for graphics designers, digital artists, for anyone who loves to create digitally! Here is the link for the freebies: I created the above piece using several of the freebies from my small kit along with some of Design Cuts Vintage Bundle textures; I also used a image (female face).

Paint Over Collage

Paint-Over-collage-Interweave-Lesson-copy I used an Interweave Paint Over Collage Art Lesson for the basics for this piece. It was great fun to create! Really enjoyed using the Stabilo Black pencil for drawing the face and then using a brush dipped in water over the drawn lines. I like how the whole piece is created serendipitously; the underpainting, the collaging, the face; nothing is planned ahead, you just do it. I like the freedom this brings.