Sunday, February 22, 2009

Art is......

Art is anything you want it to be. For me it's meditative. I lose myself in it and hours go by. This leads me to my frustration with my new printer. It is not meditative even though I lose myself in it. I want to ditch it and go back to my old trusty Dell printer with hardly any settings. It did work for the transparencies. Alas, it's not compatible with the Mac.
So I'm happy for the Great White paper which does not fail me. It makes beautiful transfers as above. I hope it lasts for some time because I don't know what will work in its place.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I think this could be a great wallpaper (or fabric) if
you're into the stark
look of black and white with a touch
of red! I purchased a couple new stamps and just had to
try them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Some Fun with Mac

Having fun with Mac today. I was able to create a poster with
pictures of one of our fun days at the beach. I included Malia's prose
about summer. I learn something new everyday which
makes it so fun. I think you can
read the prose from my 9 year old grand if you click to enlarge
the image. It's delightful.

Friday, February 13, 2009

More of Michelle's Technique

I really like the top image the best.  Here is the link to Michelle's blog for all the instructions. I guess there are some things I can't do on the super-duper IMac such as add a hyperlink with Blogger's easy insert.  I had to refer to my notes to remember the HTML code.   

Have a great day and have some fun with this technique.  Thanks, Michelle.

Michelle's Technique

This is a really neat technique.  I saw it on Michelle's blog for which I will need to 
add a link  after I figure out how to do it on the Mac.  
Her address is for those of you
wish to see the tutorial photos.  

The lower image came out better because the paint chip was a darker color.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Acrylic underpainted watercolor paper. Torn paper collage affixed with acrylic polymer medium.

Heavy Acrylic Technique

Another go at the stamped heavy acrylic technique. This time I mixed Golden's regular matte gel with the acrylic paint, smoothed over the substrate and imprinted with the stamp. I sprinkled some glitter over while wet and painted the ridges (high points) with gold fluid acrylic.
I think I would like a glossy finish better. While my stamps were wet with the paint I stamped on the other piece of paper to get a different effect. I also used some black onyx glitter glue and a black marker.

Playing with Photobooth

Playing with Photobooth on the Mac. My grands know all the bells and whistles because they go to the Mac store and play on the computers. I like the bottom pic which does not show my wrinkles!!! And we look like angels too. All we need are wings!!