New Art ~ Technicolor Dream

The other day I posted my first attempt at a painting using Blick acrylics. It didn’t come out like I expected, so I sent the experts at Blick art an email asking for their advice. They were kind enough to email back some tips, which I tried, and I could not be more tickled with the results.

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Gotta Learn The Secret…

This week I’m trying a new brand of paint. Below is the first piece I’ve done using it. All I can say is that experimentation is needed. ┬áThese don’t seem to want to blend with one another as well as what I’m used to. Just gotta keep playing with the mixture until I find the key to working with these. I’m sure it’ll come. You know what they say about practice *wink*.

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Glimpse Into My Day

Today has been a wonderful day of happy surprises and beautiful things. First and foremost, my best friend from way back in the fifth grade is having a VERY special day today and I couldn’t be more tickled. Only thing that would have made it better would be if I could have been there .

Before my day got started I had a few conversations with friends both old and new, as well as getting to hear a voice that always makes me smile while having coffee.

My day is being spent gloriously happy. I’m editing my poetry book.

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I got an early delivery of a massive amount of acrylic paint to further explore my newfound painting method, which someone was sweet enough to surprise me with. I have more paint sitting here which was gifted to me by my sister, but I won’t be unboxing that until she is here visiting. Can’t wait to see them! Last night I came across a fantastic sale on canvases and ordered a batch of 20- 16×20″. So, be prepared to see a lot of new art posts in the near future.

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Last but not least, I ordered some flowers last week from a local florist and she called to let me know that they were in. I’ve been craving a big bouquet of peonies and hydrangeas for the past few years and decided to treat myself.

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Now that I’ve gotten all of the deliveries in the door, it’s time to get back to editing. Just thought I’d share a glimpse of my day with all of you. Hope that you are having some happy moments of your own today.

Creative Work This Week

I’ve had a pretty creative week, which is something that hasn’t happened in a while. Things have been so busy otherwise over the last several months ┬áthat my visual creative practice had fallen by wayside. It feels good to have two finished projects to share with all of you.

This week I decided to experiment with a new painting technique. For a first run, I’m pretty happy with the result. I’ll be playing with this method more. It’s fun and messy. What else can a girl ask for? Other other than the painting, I finished my first scarf for the homeless for this year. Photos of both projects are below.

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This Week’s Creative Projects

This week, I’ve been able to work on and finish a few creative projects. The first is another mandala, which was inspired by Julie Gibbons’ free 5 Days of Mandala Magic workshop. The second is a dream board made for this month’s full moon which was a few days ago.

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