Friday, September 27, 2013

Girl with an Owl



Girl with an owl.

Tomorrow starts the next set of mixed media art classes at the Paper Niche.
We will be using old book pages, acrylic paints, heavy gel medium, stamps and stencils.
The theme for this next groupings will be girls faces, with animals on their shoulders. The animals will have matching eyes to the girls. I think this is such a cool idea!!!

Some of the projects will be:
An african girl with an elephant on her shoulder. (next class)
For Halloween, a witch with a black cat.
An american indian girl with (maybe) a wolf.
An asian girl with a floating Koi fish.
A mermaid with an Octopus.

Can you see the possibilities? I love having a plan.
If you have any ideas, let me know!

See you soon.
xo
karen






Sunday, September 8, 2013


Hello Sunday morning.
I love weekends like this one. Not only do I have the time, energy and enthusiasm (thank you Starbucks coffee for the energy and Tammy at Paper Niche for the enthusiasm) I have a few ideas. 
It's early Sunday morning and I have my whole day in front of me. Above is a project that I'm working on, along with several others of girls with animals on their shoulders. I really like this idea and I think that the sweet ladies in my class will like to do it too. Not only do we get to do faces, we get to play with animals art too. Finally, (after months of none) I have a plan! 

Here is a trick I've discovered. Or maybe it's not a trick, just something I've realized. Photos of your art show things you may not notice on the actual painting. Example, her hair looks really weird on the left page.  [ I was trying to correct a mistake when the page tore up. ]   Now, because of this photo, I see it needs more work...


Grizzly thinks it's too early to start. He thinks he needs to sleep in a little longer.
Then again, he will be in this same position all day.


I have on some good, scary entertainment.


This is part of the second project I will be working on.
The third project is still a thought.


This is my vacuum cleaner. It has been sitting over there, just out of my line of sight for 3 days. I know that today I should be cleaning and cooking, but my creative side has taken over.

To that I say "YIPEEEE!"