It’s a Process….

I took a mini workshop on mixed media. I have never done anything that is remotely considered mixed media, but I loved this woman’s art. So I got out paper and pen and took notes of what she was saying. Sounded like something I could do. Isn’t that what we think until we actually go and do it?

So I started with pieces of paper, mod podge and a board. Well the tearing of paper, gluing and layering isn’t the hard. Repeat and repeat this layering process until I felt it was enough. The hard part is deciding on what direction you are heading with this piece. In other words what picture should be used.

I looked at my sketches and selected a sketch of a sheep. I printed my drawing onto card stock. The sheep is now going on top of the many layers. More glue, markers and paint. Let’s see if this is becoming art or something else. He has tons of texture that looks aged and weathered. I need to stop with my layering. I think I am done.

So do you like it or does it totally miss the mark?

“Mr. Intense”

9”x 11” on wood, mixed media

Harry Potter

I love Harry Potter. I read all of the books and have seen all of the movies. What I love about the story line is the creativity. J.K. Rowling has such a create mind that I highly respect and envy.  There is a Harry Potter Festival October 20-22, 2017 in Jefferson, Wisconsin. I’m going with my youngest son. Neither of us have ever been 

So what to wear to a H.P. Festival?  If you know me it will require painting something. I painted a shirt that  I got from Goodwill. I hope you approve. 

I’m wearing my new shirt. It’s orange which is more fall than Harry Potter.   But the stenciling is all Harry!

My Harry Potter shirt