Art as Healing: How the little bits can become whole and how that ties into collage fodder; plus a few simple landscapes.

I am always making art of some sort. Most of the art pirces on display in this post were made this past week, except for one oil pastel drawing and the two rubbing template designs which are from the week before. My life is filled with art since, for a living, I am an artContinue reading “Art as Healing: How the little bits can become whole and how that ties into collage fodder; plus a few simple landscapes.”

Collage fodder and mark making with black sumi ink and acrylic markers, plus a cool packaging tape trick!

Below, I experimented with black sumi ink applied with a bamboo reed pen.  I just wanted to do some mark making with black lines to collage into future artwork and/or junk journaling. The first one is made on top of a gessoed oil pastel drawing with lots of scratchy lines. I applied the oil pastelsContinue reading “Collage fodder and mark making with black sumi ink and acrylic markers, plus a cool packaging tape trick!”

Collage Fodder Madness: Gelli prints with acrylics, distress inks, and alcohol drops; and collage and watercolor paintings meant to be ripped!

I made more collage fodder this past week, all kinds!! On Wednesday, I got inspired by watching a Robyn Mcclendon video on using alcohol with her gelli plates. So I tried it, of course. It was super fun! I tried this on a variety of different papers, including parchment paper, deli paper, watercolor paper, andContinue reading “Collage Fodder Madness: Gelli prints with acrylics, distress inks, and alcohol drops; and collage and watercolor paintings meant to be ripped!”

Experimenting with distressed backgrounds and tags for art journaling.

Recently, I ordered some distressed oxide stamps and ink from Tim Holtz, some gloss sprays from Dina Wakley, and some Dylusion sprays. Yesterday and today, I have been experimenting with how to use them. The examples below are the results. This is the first time I have ever tried them. I am happy with theContinue reading “Experimenting with distressed backgrounds and tags for art journaling.”

Art Process: Swift Change, Blue Break, and Collage Fodder Madness.

Art making mania: Well, I seem to be on a roll with the art-making. I’m just in art obsessed mode. I never run out of ideas or new things I want to try! I’ve been watching a lot of you tube videos on art making. This past week I have watched mixed media techniques, howContinue reading “Art Process: Swift Change, Blue Break, and Collage Fodder Madness.”

New Prophetic Art: “Expect the Unexpected” and “It’s Raining Joy!”

The art process: “Expect the Unexpected” was a collage I came across from 2020. I came across a lot of old art that I found intriguing today and never posted. This one wasn’t one of them. It was just a typical, boring collage, but for some reason, I was drawn to it, even more thenContinue reading “New Prophetic Art: “Expect the Unexpected” and “It’s Raining Joy!””

Catch up post: Emotional Landscape art from the past month.

Emotional Landscape art is just the art I make to help me relieve stress, and just because sometimes I need a little art expression without a big commitment to a larger or more developed piece. Sometimes, these will be started as example art to teach a technique at work or made if the group hasContinue reading “Catch up post: Emotional Landscape art from the past month.”

Chosen

About the Art: This mixed media painting is titled, “Chosen.” It was done as part of my Psalms 102 Ministries workshop on rejection, which is tomorrow, 2.11.23. The title of the workshop is “Addressing Rejection through the Word of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit.” It is my example art of the kindContinue reading “Chosen”