Saturday, February 28, 2015
On a snowy day last week, a large shape in a tree in my front yard suddenly attracted my eye. It was the biggest, fattest, reddest robin I'd ever seen. I honestly did not know a robin could be so plump. I grabbed my phone and took a picture of it through the kitchen window, just before it flew off. Below is the photo (not the clearest, I admit) and a version that I altered to give it a more fanciful twist. Spring is coming!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I have only two excuses for this collage: (1) I probably have a touch of cabin fever due to too much snow and ice; and (2) I attended the first session of a class called "Origins of Jazz" last week, where ragtime was discussed. Basic images (altered by me ) from Google; pattern on dolls is mine. I can't quite decide if they're cute or creepy! What do you think?
Saturday, February 21, 2015
For this challenge we were asked to combine two or more pictures. I altered the balloon poster by changing some of the images within it (see if you can find them); added the bunch of balloons; then combined all that with the hot air balloon and planetary background (from an old digital collage of mine). Whew. Now I'm going to sleep.
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Please join me for a fun and colorful art workshop! No art experience necessary. I will provide all class materials you will need. You will create beautifully decorated papers in a friendly and supportive group.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
|Gelli Plate Prints|
As some of you know, I'm leading another Gelli Plate Printing workshop in Columbia, Maryland, on Wednesday, February 25. We'll use simple techniques to print colorful patterns and textures onto paper, using acrylic paints. The paper can be framed as original art; or used for cards, bookmarks, gift tags, decoupage, etc. If you're a beginner, no problem -- it's easy and fun to learn. All class materials are provided.
You can call the East Columbia 50+ Center (410-313-7680) for more info or to register; or you can contact me.
Here's a link to the Gelli Plate website for those who want more info:
Sunday, February 1, 2015
|"Queen of Hearts"|
The heart pattern is mine. For the face, I used an image of a woman in a painting from Dover Pictura, and altered it radically in Photoshop Elements (it hardly looks at all like the original image, which is the whole point).