Joseph

Joseph is my granddaughter’s turtle. I think Joseph was purchased a few years back at a fair or carnival. I think he cost $1.50. They said Joseph would grow. At the time he was about the size of a silver dollar.

Joseph home has evolved from living in a small dish to a huge aquarium. He also shares his space with a few fish. Some of the fish have the job of keeping the aquarium clean. I’m not sure what the other fish were suppose to do. They are growing too.

Joseph lives in a tank that has a filter to help keep water clean. He has a basking area equipped with a sun lamp in case he doesn’t feel like staying in the water but doesn’t want to catch a chill.

This $1.50 pet has turned into an expensive endeavor. Since Joseph is now living a good like I had to take some pictures of him. His job as a model is the least he could do. I tried to capture Joseph in all his beauty reaching for the sprinkles of food that is floating in the tank. He knows it is all for him.

Meet Joseph…

“Joseph” watercolor 9”x12”

Mixed Media

I typically shy away from learning different art processes but this is addicting. I think it is helping me get in touch with my inner child by using glue, scissors, and paint. When I start I don’t have a clear image of my final product which is fun and scary at the same time. You see I have always been the type of person who stays within the lines. This has no lines. It does have many layers.

So I had a sketch of a bird with a touch of zen doodle. This bird I then scanned and printed onto card stock. I had the subject piece for my mixed media. More glue, mod podge and paint. I think it’s done.

“Sweet Song” 5.75” x 5.75” mixed media on wood. $25

Paints Everything….

That’s what my friends say when others ask me what I paint. It’s true I pretty much will paint on anything. I do paint on paper and canvas but I also paint shoes, rocks, denim jackets, spools, ceramic and wood. Yep I do like to paint.

So recently I went shopping with my friend and we stopped at one of our favorite stores Pier 1. So what do I find in the clearance section? Two wood plates. The plates are priced 90% below the original price. In other words I’m going to save my husband a bunch of money if I but them; and so I do.

My friends asks me what I’m going to do with these plates. I say “I’m going to paint them.” She says “Of course you are”. ❤️

I’ve got one painted and I really like it. I probably shouldn’t say that about my own work, but it’s true. It can be hung on the wall or set in a stand.

Of course it is for sale for $30. I’m passing my good clearance price on to you.

“A Gentle Touch”. Wood plate 14” overall; 8” painting done in acrylic. $30