Well it's definitly not spring here (snowing big giant flakes right now)and honestly I am still welcoming the snow.. still need a few more months of snowboarding... BUT i am in the mood for color! Garden Poppy is this monday's theme. It's kinda funky, a bit retro maybe? Not your typical color combination.. but I love it. Red, Navy, Lavender, Hot pink and Yellow. Yum!
Last night, after everyone was in bed.. I just wasn't tired.. so I snuck into my studio (my garage).. and started four new canvases. I normally don't use purple or pink on my art.. but it's Garden Poppy week.. um so bring it on baby! So here are a couple of pieces I finished last night.
This first piece is just a simple house/garden themed canvas.. it reads: "she made today count". I minimized the purple and the pink.. but I still used it :).
This second piece I made for my dear friend Melody.. she seriously DREAMS in color.. in just about every aspect of her life! So when I saw this fabulous tissue paper in my stash.. I knew who I had to use it for! I wanted to keep the background the focus, so decided to do her clothes in black and white.. to really make the background stand out.
I made the dress out of strips of an old book that I cut using pinking sheers. Then I crumbled them and dipped them into Mod Podge and layed them over the shape of the dress (that I drew on with a pen).
Mel loves to wear hats, so of course I had to give her the perfect hat.. with little paper flower to finish it off.
Okay, before I go, I have been getting lots of emails and questions about how I make the "girls" (as I like to call them :)). I am excited to announce I will be offering a on-line Mixed Media Workshop coming soon, that will show you step by step my process. From backgrounds and textures to layering paper to create personalized clothing. I will walk you through it all! This will be a 3 week course.. with new content each week including videos and down-loadable patterns you can use! SUPER excited about this! Watch for news about this Workshop in the next week!
This week have lots of fun things planned for the blog, so check back! Happy Monday!