Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fill My Life With Joy journal page

Lots of layers of  acrylic paint, circles made with acrylic paint and various tops I have collected.

A handful of Journal pages

This one was done with pan pastels, glass bead gel
Gelli print background, houses at the bottom stamped on transparency, hearts I used sprays and crumpled the paper.
Kind of a peeled paint look
More from my face journal, an ongoing journey with is journal.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Newest journal spread all about the color wheel

From the Teri Sproul online class Tues nights. This is a free class every Tues. if your interested let me know.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Life's Journey's

This is one of my newest pieces 16 x 20 It has tons of texture and it came together like a breeze!

Journal Page

This journal page is flying to Canada as part of a swap. 
Here are the steps I used; I started with mixed media paper, gesso, then painted the background with different brands of acrylic paint, added pieces of a Gelli print, the red swirl print, got out the good ol home made modeling paste and did the background with a stencil, Drew and cut out the woman and added molding paste to her, then carved into that with the back of a paintbrush, once that was all dry I skimmed a black permanent ink pad over it. Put the stencil back on the background & modeling paste and painted the modeling paste. Glued on the woman and added the quote.

Circles of Life

I created this to go in my home and I want to do another that will flank the other side of the TV.
The second one will have the stripes going horizontal. I really enjoyed working on this and had fun with all the colors.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Journaling glaore

There is an online class by Terri Sproul that I have been watching every week and doing the spreads.
I have been a mixed media artist and journaler for a loooong time but I just want to try something different. You see I'm an intuitive artist so to follow classes I though it might be uh hard, but it has been a blast. So I will do this post with spreads from the class and my next post some other creative things I've been working on both journals and art.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Texture Galore!!!

All That I Am Between the Lines
This piece took a while and was inspired by a couple of YouTube videos. I love how it turned out and hope you enjoy it to.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

# 7 and 8

Ok tried the painting mixed media thing again, let me know what you think. Am I getting better?
Hey one day I think yes and others............
Anywho I hope you enjoy my journey!

# 6

Ok went to a different medium for the next 3, it seems harder to paint faces rather than drawing.
But I suppose it's all in what I get used to : >)

# 5 ehhh not so much!

# 4 and still rolling

Face challenge # 3

I like this one but not my hubby's favorite. Funny how different people have such different pics from others or me. Interesting! I guess that is what makes each of us so very special!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Second drawing out of 29

This seems a little better than yesterday's, if I keep going like this it will be perfect by day 29 :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

This is for a 29 faces project

This is one out of 29......... Only 28 to go! Hopefully they will get better and better as I go. I haven't drawn in a looooong time, so much to my surprise this was better than expected.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Prize winner!

This is a special piece it won a prize ant the Bi Annual King george show in 2010, the entire piece is done with transfers.

Great story and awesome sale!!!

Yesterday an air cond. repair guy came to fix our AC, very nice and efficient! Anywho on to it!!!
When he was having me sign the work order he asked if the art work on the walls were my creations ....to that I replied YES!! He said he loved this piece and asked me all about it,......... then asked if it was for sale. You can only imagine my shock and elation, could have knocked me over with a feather :>)!!! I said yes took and it off the wall so he could see the tag with the title and price. He said I WANT IT, he went out to his truck and got his ck book. Wooohooooo!!!!

How often could something like this happen OMG this is too GREAT!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Buddy Boy Oh

This is done in acrylics the boarder is  from a collage piece I had done. I just tore the collage into pieces and walla a boarder.
I realize I have not posted anything on this blog like forever, but i just could not put any photos on it ...period!! I decided to try one more time before deleting this blog and a miracle happened!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

9 questions Lani put out to members of 14 secrets group

The original instructions were to use art or pics to answer questions. The Problem: I can't upload photos ever since Blogger updated to a new photo uploader. Sorry no photos!!!

Who are you?
I am a full time artist...I say that but after moving here among the trees last Oct. there are many projects that we have done both inside and out, not leaving as much time for my art.
 What do you love about where you live?
The trees!!!!!
What might your perfect afternoon look like?
Sitting out at the pool among the trees creating art of course, with some great music playing in the background.
 If you had an hour alone in your studio/creative space, what would you do?
I would concentrate on the book I want to write BUT to many other things seem to get in the way of just sitting down and working on it!
Right now, what are some of your favorite things?
Same as above the trees, there are just so many we are hugged by them! I tell people the trees were here long before us, they own us or let us share in their glory.
What foods nourish your soul?
Creative salads and sweet and salty bars yum!!!
 When you simply need to take a breath and reground yourself, what do you do?
Take 3 or 4 deep breaths in and out then sit for meditation, nothing gets me to where I need to be better than meditation!
How do you nurture your creative dreams?
By CREATING the more momentum is made to create more! Also teaching is a great way to nourish my creative dreams there are some many ways to do one thing or interpret instructions. I learn by the students and that blooms into more and better art.
Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?
H E L L O ....it's called a secret for a reason :>)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Violin project

  • The pic on the left is the back of the violin and the front is on the right.
  • This took me forever since it's not flat, but I had a ton of fun creating it. I knew I wanted to do something about space and that was my jumping off point. This will be shown all around town till Dec. and then it will be auctioned off for the Jr Orchestra.
  • Most of the work was done with free form spray paint and then I worked some pis out in Phothoshop for the collaged pieces. Click photo for larger view.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Andy Warhol Inspred piece

Fun fun fun!!! This was a project that initially went very wrong. I had cut out a stencil wanting a 3 layer stencil. But when I went to spray it the layers did not work or line up. So when you've got lemons make lemonade!
I took 3 of the cut outs and I had just put them on a piece of paper......Ericka! An idea born out of play, you just have to love creating!
So fast forward on Deb's ning there is a June challenge to do some piece Andy Warhol

Disintegration Project Assemblage Piece

Here is my simple assemblage piece for
Seth's brain child project.
This was created from some of the items I had weathering outside for months. Newspaper, metal and telephone book pages. I did not spray or paint any finish on anything. This piece will most likely evolve even more, but for the project I thought it best to stop here to be true to Seth's project. Enjoy!!!
Continue on to the next post to see the sides and bottom of the assemblage.

Disintegration Project Assemblage Piece

Time to do the close up's of the sides and bottom of this simple assemblage.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Online ONGOING metal Embossing Class

I have taught in my studio, at the galleries, at speciality stores and more. So I figured the logical next step is to teach online classes.
The first class I will be teaching is a Metal Embossing and Coloring Class. Metal embossing can be added to almost any other medium, just think of the possibilities. This class is an ongoing class you can sign up anytime, take it in your PJ's at your leisure!!!!
The class will have many techniques for embossing and coloring, a sunken piece and a puffy piece and many more techniques and tips. The class will run generally 4 weeks but the sign ups for the first class will get an extra bonus class. The class will have sign ups till June 10th for the first class.
You can sign up on Deb Company & Artist friends ning First sign up to become a member then go to the bottom of my class description and pay for the class. That's it easy peasy!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Disintegration Reveal

What fun now to decide what to make out of these treasure!!!! This is from a project Seth started! This stuff sat on my back deck for months and I just waited for them to mature to what you see now.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Published and photos

In the new Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media book by L.K. Ludwig can be pre-ordered at Amazon check out the article here. This is where Gail found out that we were actually published :>)
These are my spreads that are in the new book!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I have been published before, but it's been a while. I asked Gail Pierce and Val Foster if they wanted to do a collaboration journal, they were up for it! They sent me their pages and I put it together and sent it off. We had never ever heard from our contact and it has been a loooooong time!!! Anywho Gail was on someones blog and this artist got an early copy, we are in it with a circle journal, a journal all about circles.

I'm so excited about this I can hardly stand myself :>)

Click here to ck out the book---> Amazon link

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This has to be my all time favorite, I will not be selling it, I may only show it. Again some of this is from the class I'm taking and teaching with Gary's blessing.

This shows sooooooo much better in person. Before the background was started that was given as the assignment, I collaged papers onto the substrate then did the background and lastly created art for the piece...simple yet effective.