Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chrysti's 29 Days of Giving

Chrysti is featuring a 29 Days of Giving on her blog

Check it out - still time to enter days 6 through 29!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Susan Tuttle's new book

Susan Tuttle has a new book and give-away contest on her blog. Stop by to check it out - you still have a couple of days!

Three Textured Abstracts

A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to get out of my "not creating art" rut and came up with some painted chunky canvasses that will be a housewarming gift for Kyle and Jenny over in Lockport. They wanted some textured abstracts in green for the dining area, so I've begun with 4"x 4" x 1" pieces. Here's one of the three. I used Golden acrylics, molding paste, bubblewrap, and some stencils and stamps.

Then I grabbed a few 5" x 5" canvasses I found on sale for $1 a piece, and designed some mixed media pieces inspired by the phrases "leap fearlessly", "follow your bliss", and "surrounded by love". They have painted and stamped backgrounds with with wired floral ribbon and sewn fabric paper embellishments.