explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Somerset Studio Magazine!



Yes, it's been almost a year since I posted here. I've missed my online friends!

I've put aside digital art, for the most part, to concentrate on "hands-on" mixed media art in addition to my usual art journaling. One serendipitous result: A collage I created will appear in the new July/August issue of Somerset Studio. The challenge was to create art with a paper doll theme. The issue comes out tomorrow (July 1). The magazine is usually sold at Barnes and Noble, Michael's, Joann, Queen's Ink, etc.

A sneak peek:






Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Guest Post for "Create Mixed Media"

My guest blog post for "Create Mixed Media" has been posted today! This blog is part of a website owned by F+W Media, Inc., publishers of North Light Books. The tutorial explains the type of technique I used in my journal page that was published in their book "Art Journal Kickstarter."

You can take a peek at my post here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Three Muses: Blue and White


"Too Much?" 


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Image credits: lisa's altered art, deviant scrap, holliewood.

Take a Word: Mainly Black and White


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Image credits: lisa's altered art, mister whiskers

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunday Postcard Art: Strong Women

I've been taking a little bit of a break, I guess. But this theme sounded interesting, and it's something new.



Image credits: magazineart.org, graphicsfairy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Three Muses: Beatles Songs





Image credits: holliewood, pringle hill studio, artfreebies.com

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Take a Word: Hot Colors


Even though the skies here in Maryland have been quite gray lately, summer is usually a season of intensely bright colors: flowers, butterflies, ripe fruit, oceans, pools, fireworks. Here is my tribute to those colors.
Image credits: background and flowers are mine, woman is my alteration of an image from Library of Congress.


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