Thursday, June 27, 2019

Another mixed media piece

Side tracked again!  This all started out with a crappy 22" X 30" piece of paper.  The intent was to make some layers and then rip it up and use it on another piece of mixed media Art.

Well, I got lots of layers using paper, acrylic paint, oil pastels, and a mark all pencil.  My piece just kept evolving, not sure I can rip this up.  At least not today.

So instead, I'm having a fat quarter of fabric printed from Spoonflower.  If I like it I may have some available for re-sale?!?  We shall see.  It was a fun process and is very addicting.  Summer has finally arrived and the Studio gets pretty warm.  My Troll is sitting on the table screaming at me. ;) More later!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Drawer Troll

Found this little wobbly head Troll in a drawer.  He desperately wants to get some clothes.  Summer time is not my most creative time.  I have one arm to finish and then I can start on his clothes.  I want to have him done to take to Nashville.  I will keep you posted.  

Right now he/she is not telling me much.  Soon I hope. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Being creative in other ways

I have to admit that I have not been making Trolls lately.  Sometimes the creative muse takes a different route.  I'm currently signed up for an on-line class with Emma Pettit, called "Freedom lies in Boldness". The above pics are from lesson two.  

She is a wonderful teacher and I like the fact that I can do this on my own time.  Being creative in a different way.  Finding a new voice!  

These are done on a heavy paper.  The bottom one is quite large 22" X 30" . Since I have posted in while I thought I would share.  I have also been embellishing Jean Jackets using FME.  There is never a dull moment or boredom at my house.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

30 minute art

I've been trying to devote 30 minutes to Art each day.  I bought this vintage ledger and this is where I have been making some art.  Some of them a little longer then 30 min and I have missed a few days.  Its' hard to come up with a new idea each day.  This is just a few of them.  Go to my FB page, 30 minute art Album and you can see more.

Thursday, February 21, 2019


I recently took a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico and saw something similar to this at a museum.  Thought it would be fun to try my hand at something different. So I got out a piece of loosely woven linen and started sewing on stamps.  It was a great relaxing process and this will look amazing framed.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Playing with hair

Today I finished my girls face, sewed on her Ears, which are hidden by her hair. Then I dug out my stash of hand dyed Tibetan lamb hair.  The picture doesn’t do justice. The hair is more of a dirty yellow.  Having fun watching her character emerge. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019


Today I added another layer to my new Troll girl. Here’s a sneak peak.