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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How I make my journals

Making a new journal

I have been working on a new journal. I created the cover with canvas boards. This one is from an old one that I am redoing. I have been redoing a lot of journals lately. I like the revision and new concepts of my art that I try in my new ones. That way if I don't like an old style I can rework them and they don't sit packed away in a cupboard. I have another one in the works that will be a little larger. The face is created with acrylics and measures 5 x 7 inches.

What do you do with your old journals or paintings?

Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New series of paintings


I have been working on my new series called "Pearl Necklace" I finally finished number 4 over the weekend. They are all acrylic and are created on textured, gessoed, resin paper. I put 4 coats of gesso on the paper, I love how it feels after application. It is very sturdy and has the feel of soft leather. Since I have been so busy lately with "life" I haven't been able to post them on etsy or ebay, but I plan to do so as soon as I can. The mermaid is my largest so far, she measures 16 x 20 inches.