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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fairy Wishes Digital Art

This week's creative challenge at the Three Muses blog is to create something with the theme of Gone With the Wind (not necessarily the movie). So I've created my Fairy Wishes Digital Art inspired by that challenge.

Fairy Wishes Digital Art

When you make a wish on dandelions, you never know what might be blown away in the process. Might be your wish. Might be some fairies. You just can't be too sure. ;)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Losing Mom Digital Art

The challenge this week at Collage Obsession is to use A Quote as inspiration for an art work. Since the holidays tend to make me a bit melancholy and miss my mom even more, I decided to let that serve as my muse for this Digital Collage creation.

Losing Mom Digital Art

The quote is from a scene from The Vampire Diaries. That's my favorite show on TV, and as dumb as it may sound, I cry every time I watch that episode where Damon utters these very words to the gravestone of his best friend, Alaric. I'm not so much crying for Damon as I am for my mom. I don't think I'll ever stop missing her. 

It's not my best art work ever, but it's certainly one of my most meaningful.

NAIH, Mom.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Red Autumn Mixed Media

Back in the Spring I did a mixed media painting that I called The Blue Tree Painting. I wasn't totally thrilled with it at the time--only because it didn't look finished to me. So I put it away for awhile, figuring that at some point I'd know what to do with it. Well, when I went in the studio over the weekend I got inspired after helping the Hubs rake leaves. So I re-worked my original painting and turned it into my Red Autumn Mixed Media.

Red Autumn Mixed Media

I decided that what it really needed was leaves and more color. So I used a stencil and stenciled on leaves in the a few shades of blue, along with a few in gold as well. I really liked it at that point, but I decided it needed just a little something more. So I created a paper leaf and added that to the canvas in relief, so that it would pop out off the canvas. After that, it finally felt finished to me. And now I love it! What do you think?!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall Hand Tree Art for Kids

I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest recently that showed some wonderful kids' art using their hand to make a tree for Fall. So my granddaughter, Destiny and I decided to try one for ourselves recently.

Fall Hand Tree Kids Painting
I traced her hand on some paper first and then we painted that in brown (I did more painting on the hand than she did, by the way). Then I gave her a small round sponge brush I'd gotten from the craft store for stenciling. I grabbed her egg carton, which we use for paint, and I put in yellow, red, orange, and green. Then she just dipped in one color at a time and put her "leaves" all over the tree with the sponge brush. She had a lot of fun doing this! And it's neat because it's colorful for Fall, but also because it includes her hand in the painting. I loved doing this one with her! :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Butterfly Fairy Magic Digital Art

This week's challenge at the Three Muses blog is to use a Grunge/Print Background. So I decided to take my Vintage Flowers Mixed Media canvas and turn it into some digital art for this challenge.

Butterfly Fairy Magic Digital Art

I changed the coloring a bit from the original Mixed Media painting.  I also added the little fairy and a few other little images and effects until I got the look I wanted (Fairy created by by Lorie Davison of scrapbookgraphics.com). I love taking real artwork I've created and having some digital fun with it. :)