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Some new art

I was busy this past weekend making some canvases.  Now I haven’t edited them in photoshop or anything.  They are straight from my iphone, as that is what was handy to me at the time.

 

I used the Scarlet Lime August mixed media kit.  It was fun to play with.  I didn’t use all of what we got, but I still love the outcome.  I know I can make something else with the leftovers.

 

 

This is a 4×12 canvas.  I used some dictionary paper for the background (you can’t see that at all) and then just made circles with paint and used india ink for outlines.  Nothing special, but I had fun with the colors and just playing.  One good thing with this canvas, it can be turned multiple ways and still look good.

 

 

This is an 8×8 canvas that I had used gelatos on the background a while ago, but then didn’t know where to go with it.  It has sat on my table for over a month now and it just came to me to put a sailboat on it.  I tend to do more “girly” canvases and it’s always a challenge to come up with something for boys.  I had some real wood paper that I had gotten years ago and knew that I would use it some day. (I have hoarding tendencies with my stuff:) )  I thought it was perfect for the boat and used some scrap fabric for the sail.  I think it turned out great, if I do say so myself.

 

Enjoy!

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A new canvas creation

This past weekend I had a little time to be creative.  I am trying to get a few more things done and ready for the next Art Walk and I had an idea of the colors but didn’t have a clue what I was going to do on it.  So as I was sitting there looking at the canvas and what was on my desk I thought cameras….but after cutting them out and putting them on I just didn’t like where it was going.  Then I got the idea of using my hot glue gun and some gold paint and voila…out came the birdcage…

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Now the hubby wanted to know where the bird was and my reply “Not all birdcages have birds”:):)

Enjoy!

Sunday Art Walk

Just yesterday I participated in the San Marcos Art Walk for the second time.  It has been running since May of this year.  Having just moved to SoCal I visited once in July and then got information to attend as a vendor.  It is a nice Art Walk consisting of all handmade wares.  I love getting to walk around when my hubby mans the table to see what everyone is showing and to of course buy some things as well.  I love to support handmade businesses.

Yes, that is my son under the table. He wanted some shade and to play his DS.  I know my table isn’t the best set up, but it is a work in progress.  I had more art work than last time, added some more stands to display  and prop it up.  Next month it will be even better.  I carry a notebook with me to add my ideas as I sit there and think of things.  I did get a few networking opportunities that I am very excited about and will tell about later once they are set in stone.  I had a good day and can’t wait till next month.

Enjoy!

just keep swimming

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here is my latest canvas that I have made. just keep swimming…like dori says in finding nemo…sometimes all i feel like i do is swim and swim and swim and i am getting no where..but one day the destination will be in site and i know to stay in the path. if you like i have it listed in my etsy shop go take a look.

in other news, it’s been hot here the past few weeks in san diego. since we have only lived here a few months i am not used to the “normal” temperatures, but i am waiting for those to come around again.

eating dinner with hubby tonight since he has duty then off to the safari park tomorrow. school starts in t minus 4 days:)

xo
jenn

The Altered Paint Brush Project

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I am participating in Donna Downey‘s Altered Paint Brush Project.

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Now I just need to decide what I am going to do.  More info here.