Sep 24, 2013

Pouring Medium

I have been having a great time playing around with pouring medium and layering, layering and layering along with adding some texture. After playing in my journal with this cool medium, I played around on a piece of wood and this is what I came up with. I love how this product gives the effect of encaustic where someone would look at it and ask, "how did you do that?"  I love it!
You can also check out my post today over at Artistcellar where I went in depth as to how I created these journal pages. Great fun!

Sep 18, 2013

Mr. Unicorn

Yesterday was my turn as part of the design team over at Artistcellar. I created a mixed media page in my journal using Gelatos, reverse stenciling and image transfer. Go check out my post to see how I created this page!

Sep 17, 2013

What u think of me

So I have been dealing with a PTA issue at my daughter's elementary school. They are bringing in a fundraiser that I don't agree with. It is a company that will run an event and take 48% of all total monies raised. There are some good elements (i.e physical activity, character education) however, they have a script they are going to give each child that teaches the "how to's" of fundraising. There are many mantras they want the kids to repeat and I was/am concerned about the loss of instructional time.  Additionally, I believe the fundraising component does NOT belong in the public school.

To make a long story short, I accidentally sent an email to the PTA president that wasn't supposed to go to her. In it, I wrote she was fake b/c her email was complimentary to me (in regards to the last 3 years of planning the annual Daddy Daughter Dance) but in person criticized me for going over budget. The budget is not negative.  I was mad at myself for being so careless in sending it to the wrong person. So.....I owned it. I responded to her that these were in fact my feelings and went on briefly to reiterate what I believed about my past contributions and my current concerns.

I resigned from my role as chairperson for the dance because I simply do not want to be involved with this organization any longer.  I was offended and upset that someone would become angry and nasty when faced with someone who wanted clarification as to how specific policies applied to this situation.

I don't care what people think of me, but I am mad at myself that I sent the email to the wrong person.

As I wrote in my follow up, this issue is done and no further discussion is needed.

Here is the journal page that came out of this. I had fun using pouring medium, collage, modeling paste, paint and collage. I am definitely going to play around more with the pouring medium. It's hard to see the shine in the picture, but it's there. I mixed interference blue in with the medium so there is a holographic blue sheen to the page too. I couldn't get it in the picture.

I felt the quote was very appropriate for this situation. Loving the texture!!!!!

Sep 10, 2013

Pump Up the Pouch!

I'm the guest blogger today over at Artistcellar. Come on over and see what I've got going on!
Here's a sneak peek.

Sep 5, 2013

Doodle Noodle

I wish I had a picture of the really ugly background I had on this page. It was brown, green and I think purple. Don't ask me what I was doing with such an awful color combination. I have no idea!  I kept playing around with different paint and gesso and it all just came together.

The doodles were a last minute thing because I just HAD to use the new markers I got.
I couldn't believe it. I found these Liquitex paint pens at Walmart for $1.97 each! Of course I bought a few. Ok, more than a few and had to try them out as soon as I got home. Not certain, but I think I might actually like these better than the Sharpie Poster Paint Pens - - -  GASP!!!!!!!  I also found the pouch there and am thinking about what I want to do with it. Stay tuned.......

Sep 3, 2013

Design Team

My exciting news is is that I am a member of the Design Team over at ARTISTCELLAR.  I did a guest blog post months ago and am excited for this opportunity.  This is just one picture of many in my post. Come on over to see what this is all about!